The protein known as FRMD4A is permanently switched on in cancer and when it is levels are high, cancer is more likely to spread and return. However, tests carried out in mice have shown that FRMD4A can be blocked and it may be possible to prevent mouth cancer from growing and spreading.

In exactly 100 days, we will all meet in Hyde Park to increase awareness of mouth cancer, raise much needed funds, celebrate survivorship, remember lost dear ones and have fun. There will be a medal, T-shirt and goodie bag full of surprises for everyone who takes part.

Preparations are well underway but we are still looking for companies or individuals who could sponsor our two remaining prizes for the Top Fundraisers. If you are able to help us and sponsor a £50.00 or £100.00 prize, please get in touch. 

World No Tobacco Day was created by the member states of the World Health Organization in 1987 to encourage a 24-hour abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. It also aims to draw everyone’s attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to its negative health effects.  

The one-hour technique known as Transoral Robotic Surgery allows a surgeon to remove the cancer without splitting the jaw or taking tissue from other parts of the body.  It involves the use of the Da Vinci robot to access the tonsils through the mouth and unlike a traditional surgery carried out by two surgical teams, it has less complications.

We attended the event for the first time and were thrilled to see so many exhibitors presenting their latest products aimed at improving oral health and shaping the future of dentistry. The exhibition was a great success and we look forward to going again next year.