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A multidisciplinary approach to chemo/radiotherapy considerations in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

13th April 2021 at 19:00 BST


Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how HNC is managed in the multidisciplinary setting
  • Understand the functional consequences of head and neck cancer, and its treatment
  • Understand the principals involved in and evidence for the various medical and surgical methods of treatment available for head and neck cancer
  • The role of surgical and medical treatment in palliative management of patients
  • Understand the basic science underlying treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Understand the various techniques and regimes used in chemotherapy and radiotherapy in HNC treatment
  • Complications both acute and long term of surgical and non-surgical management of HNC and their multidisciplinary treatment

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Mr Anthony Simon

Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

Anthony Simon is a Head and Neck Consultant working at Queens’ Medical Centre, Nottongham. He completed his higher surgical training in Manchester and undertook an Interface fellowship in Head and Neck Oncological Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary. He subsequently undertook a further advanced Head and Neck surgical fellowship at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. His areas of interest are Head and Neck cancer, thyroid cancer and airway surgery.


Dr Judith A Christian

Macmillan Consultant Head and Neck Clinical Oncologist, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust.

Having trained in Edinburgh and London, Judith worked in Nottingham for 16 years with her sole speciality being non-surgical managment of Head and Neck cancer. She did her MD thesis in Advanced Radiotherapy Technology through the Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden Hospital. She has lead the Consequences of Cancer Treatment service in Nottingham (Head and Neck cancer patients make up a significant proportion of this work), the East Midlands Brain Metastatses Service and the Oncology Digital Technology Team – all of which are National award-winning, patient-centred services. Her current focus of Head and Neck cancer research is in oxygen-enhanced MRI, for which they are currently recruiting patients. They are also working to develop novel follow-up strategies for patients treated for Head and Neck cancer.


Mr Nigel Beasley

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

Nigel is a Consultant ENT Surgeon with an interest in Head and Neck Surgery. He graduated from Guy’s Hospital in London and trained in Nottingham, Liverpool, Oxford and Toronto before returning to work as a consultant in Nottingham in 2002. He moved Sheffield in 2017 to take up a position looking after children at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and adults at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Nigel is the Trust Lead for Cancer at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.


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