Health-Related-Quality of Life in Head and Neck Oncology (Ongoing)

Posted On 2020-11-30 15:52:37

This series on Health-Related-Quality of Life in Head and Neck Oncology is co-edited by Dr. Simon N Rogers, from University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK; and Dr. Anastasios Kanatas, from Leeds Dental Institute and Leeds General Infirmary, LS, UK.

Simon N Rogers, BDS, MBChB (hons), FDS RCS (Eng), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (max), MD
Consultant Regional Maxillofacial Unit, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK

Prof. Rogers qualified from Sheffield University Dental School in 1984. He became a Fellow of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons England in 1988 and qualified with honours from Birmingham University Medical School in 1990. In 1994 he passed his general surgical fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons England and in 1997 won the gold medal in the Intercollegiate Oral and Maxillofacial examination. In January 1999 Simon was appointed Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Aintree University Hospital. He is part of the multidisciplinary head and neck team and specialises in oral and oropharyngeal cancer and microvascular free tissue reconstruction.

In November 2006, he joined Edge Hill University, Faculty of Health as a founder member of the EPRC and was awarded a professorship in 2007. He has an interest in health-related quality of life following oral cancer and in 2000 was awarded a higher degree (MD) from the University of Birmingham. In 2002, he was awarded a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for his research into the relationship between function and quality of life following primary surgery for oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Simon has several ongoing health related quality of life studies and has been invited to speak at many national and international scientific meetings. He has organized eleven International Head and Neck Quality of Life conferences hosted at Liverpool.

He has developed, with contributions from colleague, a web-based resource cataloguing all the articles published on quality of life, head and neck cancer using questionnaires since 1992:

In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious BAOMS Surgery Prize in recognition of the contribution he has made to the speciality. He is the chief investigator in the Patient Concerns Inventory trial and a world expert in patient reported outcomes, with an excess of 340 peer review publications.

Between 2005 and 2015 he held senior clinic managerial roles in overseeing the Breast, Dermatology, ENT and Maxillofacial directorates. He is current Chair of the Steering Group for the NHS England QOL Metric initiative.

Anastasios Kanatas, FRCS (Eng), MD, FHEA
Leeds Teaching Hospitals and St James Institute of Oncology, Leeds Dental Institute and Leeds General Infirmary, LS, UK

Professor Kanatas is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with special interests in Oral Oncology, Reconstruction and Clinical education. He is a full-time clinician with extensive research experience and is the author of several book chapters and co-editor of three books (including the Oxford handbook of clinical dentistry-7th edition).

He is an international authority in patient-centred outcomes following head and neck cancer and has published several outcome-related papers that changed clinical practice. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, a co-chairman of the Bochum Free flap and Microvascular course in Germany and part of the team that trained 1000 surgeons from 100 countries (September 2017). He is the Lead for research (OMFS)- Leeds (Since 2015) and an Expert reviewer for the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme (NIHR), UK.

His current funded research relates to the evaluation of the Patient Concerns Inventory (PCI) and to the efficacy of High intensity Ultrasound in the management of head and neck metastatic disease.

Series outline:

  1. Holistic Needs Assessment and the Use of Prompt Lists 
  2. Identification of Unmet Needs
  3. Carers and Family       
  4. Clinical Trials
  5. Communication      
  6. Functional Outcomes Including Dysphagia and Oral Rehabilitation       
  7. Interventions       
  8. Long-term Effects
  9. Multi-professional Team Working    
  10. Patient Concerns
  11. Patient Information        
  12. Psychological Impact
  13. Relationships and Sexual Wellbeing

The series “Health-Related-Quality of Life in Head and Neck Oncology” was commissioned by the editorial office, Frontiers of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Simon N Rogers and Anastasios Kanatas are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.