Everyone at the Mouth Cancer Foundation is getting excited about the 7th annual Mouth Cancer 10km Awareness Walk. Preparations are well underway to announce details of our next walk which we are hoping to make the biggest walk yet. Get ready to join us to raise awareness of  mouth cancer and generate the much needed funds.

Today we’ve been talking a lot about a portable, miniature microscope developed by a team of researchers from the University of Texas in Austin, USA.  They have designed a probe which is about 20 cm long and 1 cm wide at its tip in the hope of reducing the time taken to detect mouth cancer.

The Mouth Cancer Foundation has always encouraged people to give up gutkha. And now, for the first time, research in the US has identified a specific oral cancer-causing chemical used in smokeless tobacco products.

Cancer patients have many concerns and often want to talk to someone to share their experiences. We would like to build a network of Patient Representatives who are willing to spare a few hours, as required, to talk, email or visit patients in their homes. Contact us for more information. 

 One of the communication tools that aims to help is the Alexicom App which is available in five languages and can be downloaded onto either a phone, Ipad or Ipod.  Once it is set up, patients can use it by clicking words/pictures that will “speak” the word or sentence attached to it.  For more information on the application, please visit

We now want to expand our network of support groups to be able to help even more people.  If you run a support group or are a patient who attends a support group you would like to recommend to include on our new website then please get in touch. 

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month in the USA. In support of this initiative, the Mouth Cancer Foundation is urging everyone to make an appointment to see their dentist and to undergo regular dental checks every six months. Early detection of mouth cancer can save your life! 

Assistant Bioengineering Professor Manu Prakash from Stanford University in America has developed an oral cavity scanner, Oscan, which can be attached to any smartphone’s built-in camera to take a high-resolution, panoramic image of a person’s complete mouth cavity. Images can then easily be sent wirelessly to health workers, dentists or oral surgeons around the world for diagnosis.

On Sunday 8th April 2012, Kerry organised a karaoke night at her local pub to raise money for the charity. Her Dad is battling cancer of the voice box so Kerry knows how important our work is. She has raised a fantastic total of £633.00. To add to Kerry’s total visit her

We’re all for this one.  On 14th April we read on that Professor Martin Thornhill from the University of Sheffield is working with researchers from Rice University in America to create a revolutionary test that will help dentists diagnose oral cancer in less than 20 minutes.