Reply to "Unknown Primary"

The Mouth Cancer Foundation has been invited to a meeting for the Unknown Primary Cancer Guideline development.
  • A representative of the National Collaborating Centre for Cancer will present the draft scope.
  • NICE staff will outline the guideline development process, stakeholder input into the guideline, the processes of recruitment to the Guideline Development Group and evidence submission.

The date for the meeting is Friday 15 February 2008. The meeting will start at 2pm (with refreshments from 1.30pm) and is expected to last until 4pm.

Representation is limited to two people per organisation. The Mouth Cancer Foundation represents the interests of patients and/or carers. We would like to ensure that at least one of our representatives is a patient who has had the experience of being treated for an Unknown Primary Tumour in the head and neck area. It is an opportunity to ensure that issues of concern are considered for inclusion in the scope. Please note that although NICE will reimburse reasonable 2nd class travel costs and subsistence costs, it is unable to cover loss of earnings or locum costs.

Please contact me through the private message facilty if you have any comments you wish to raise or are interested in attending.

Best wishes

Dr Vinod K Joshi
BDS(Singapore) DRDRCS(Edinburgh) FDSRCPS(Glasgow) FDSRCS(England)
Founder and Chief Executive
Mouth Cancer Foundation