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Head and neck cancer: insights into aetiology and prognosis from a clinical cohort

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BRADFORD HILL SEMINAR

The incidence and survival in people with head and neck cancer are changing. Andy will present data from a large contemporary UK cohort of people with Head and neck cancer (head and neck 5000) that explore the reasons for these changes.

Andy qualified in medicine from Nottingham University. He was a Wellcome training fellow in clinical epidemiology at Cambridge. Andy is a Professor of Epidemiology and head of the Bristol Dental School Lifecourse Epidemiology and Oral Health Research Group. He has interests in early life exposures, nutrition, physical activity, obesity, cardiovascular risk and in cleft lip and palate and head and neck cancer. He is Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Unit at the University of Bristol and the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust in Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle Biomedical Research Unit and principal investigator on the Head and Neck 5000 cohort study.

This talk will be chaired by Dr Nita Forouhi, who leads the MRC Epidemiology Unit’s Nutritional Epidemiology research programme at Cambridge.

This talk is part of the Bradford Hill seminars at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health series.

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