6th ICHNO: International Conference on Innovative Approaches in Head & Neck Oncology

Barcelona, Spain - 16 Mar - 18 Mar 2017

The sixth International Conference on Innovative Approaches in Head and Neck Oncology (ICHNO) was held from 16-18 March 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Jointly organised by ESTRO, the European Head and Neck Society (EHNS), the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) and other partners, the biennial international conference will focus on multidisciplinarity and innovation in the treatment of head and neck cancers.

With major emphasis on head and neck, the meeting covered the following topics:

  • New insights in the epidemiology and prevention of cancer
  • Oncogenesis, HPV related cancers, immunology and vaccination
  • Updated results of practice changing randomised trials
  • Multidisciplinary management of cancers
  • Molecular targeted therapies and molecular imaging
  • Novel radiation and surgical treatments
  • Towards individualised management of cancer
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Reconstructive and salvage surgery
  • Elderly patients, co-morbidities and their impact on management
  • New insight in systemic treatments of cancers
  • Thyroid, nasopharynx cancers and rare cancers
  • Quality of life, supportive care and management of treatment side effects.

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Conference officers & Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee

  • H. Langendijk (NL), Chair, representing ESTRO
  • R. Leemans (NL), Chair, reepresenting EHNS
  • JP Machiels (BE), Chair, representing ESMO
  • P. Nicolai (IT), Chair of the Advisory Committee for Surgery
  • K. Harrington (UK), Chair of the Advisory Committee for Radiation Oncology
  • S. Faivre (FR), Chair of the Advisory Committee for Medical Oncology
  • R. Brakenhoff (NL), Chair of the Advisory Committee for Head and Neck Cancer Related Sciences