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Keep up to date with my latest comments, thoughts and activities in the world of
cutting-edge cancer treatments and research.
– Professor Chris Nutting

Checkmate for cancer – Biggest breakthrough against advanced head and neck cancers in decades

21st April 2016

The trial of a new drug to treat head and neck cancers has been stopped.  You might think this is a bad thing, and it means the drug has not worked.

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Study shows scanner can save thousands from scalpel

19th April 2016

New research in which I am proud to have been involved shows that using a scanner rather than a scalpel could save thousands of head and neck cancer patients from having to undergo planned surgery.

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Big rise in oral cancer rates linked to HPV

29th March 2016

A report in America says there has been a 400 per cent increase in cancers of the mouth and pharynx over the last decade.

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Tonsil cancer case sparks new debate about having tonsils out

23rd February 2016

As a member of the board of the Oracle Cancer Trust, the UK’s leading head and neck research fund, I am acutely aware of new developments in cancer treatments both in the UK and around the world.

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Coping with Cancer

3rd February 2016

To help patients understand what is involved with head and neck cancer, Professor Christopher Nutting has made a video.

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Why I welcome the licensing of the first e-cigarettes as a medicine

18th January 2016

While research continues into the long-term effects of vaping, the news that regulators have granted the first licence for a brand of e-cigarettes is to be welcomed.

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The confusing picture on what causes cancer

18th December 2015

The latest research, in what at times can be a confusing picture, shows that environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution are responsible for nine in ten cancers.

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Top Tips For Good Oral Health Over The Festive Season

9th December 2015

With the festive season well underway, we are inundated with all sorts of wonderful Christmas treats – with the result that oral health can take a battering.

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Work progresses on installation of MR Linac machine to revolutionise cancer treatment

30th September 2015

Work is gathering pace on installing a pioneer machine that will revolutionise cancer treatment.

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Why I welcome calls for e-cigs to be available on the NHS

20th August 2015

Public Health England and other experts have called for electronic cigarettes to be made available on the NHS to help smokers quit tobacco.

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