Researchers at Queen Mary University, London have discovered a new gene interation which may influence the development of head and neck cancers.
The gene FOXM1 is well known for its involvement in cancer development, however a connection has now been shown between this gene and K15, a stem cell marker. The function of stem cells is to repair and replenish tissues in the body and so anything adversly affecting these cells may have implications in the development of cancer.
This year's event was be held at the Manchester Central Conference Complex in the heart of the city from the 26th to the 28th of April. Over four thousand delegates are expected to attend.
We were particularly excited to be promoting the Saving Faces Diagnostic Advice Service (SFDADS), which will help dentists detect mouth cancers early and speed up the referral process. Participating dentists upload patient details and electronic images of suspect lesions onto a secure online system and receive expert diagnostic advice from a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon within 3 working days.
This unusual event grabbed the attention of local media, and the story appeared in the Echo on the 6th of February. You can read the full article here.
Pictured alongside Mr Ahmed are Saving Faces patient Connor Sargent with Mum, Samantha and Dad, Neil, who came along with mouth cancer patient Jaginder Singh Mann (not pictured) to show their support. Have a look at the event on the restaurant website.
1st Prize - Meal for 4 (2 bottle of Cobra beer and 1 bottle of house wine)
2nd Prize - Meal for 2 (1 bottle of Cobra beer and 1 bottle of house wine)
3rd Prize - Takeaway upto the value of £20
Heats take place each Monday in April 2012 (starting at 7:30pm)