The World Health Organisation has declared the last week in April World Immunization Week, which aims to raise awareness about the importance of full immunization throughout life.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month in the USA. Close to 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, that’s 132 new people every day. Of those newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years. This is a number which has not significantly improved in decades.

Our brand new Mouth Cancer 10K Awareness Walk poster has arrived in our office today! We think it looks fantastic. It contains all you need to know about out 12th annual walk taking place later this year. 

Our colleague, Chris Curtis, from the Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Group is currently mid-way through a trip visiting top head and neck cancer treatment centres, patients, survivors, families and health professionals in Gran Canaria in Spain, New York, Boston, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts in America. 

The charity and in particular our Founder, Dr Vinod Joshi, are sad to receive news of the death of Professor Crispian Scully, Emeritus Professor Of Oral Medicine of UCL and past Dean and Director of Research and Studies of Eastman Dental Institute.  Professor Scully was a unique individual who significantly impacted upon many aspects of oral health care and allied research and education. 

World Oral Health Day is celebrated every year on the 20th March. It is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene to looking after everyone old and young.

  We would like to give a massive shout out to all the wonderful companies who have come on board to support the 12th Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk when it takes place on Saturday 30th September in Hyde Park, London.