The HEAD Foundation Supports the Nasopharyngeal Cancer Workshop 2019


Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC), more commonly known as nose cancer, is one of the more common cancers in Singapore. According to Healthhub Singapore, one of the biggest challenges facing the diagnosis of NPC is the difficulty in detecting it as it grows in a hidden area at the back of the nose. 

The HEAD Foundation proudly supported Singapore Society of Oncology’s (SSO) inaugural Nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC) Workshop from 25 to 26 January 2019.

The two-day event aimed to foster interaction and collaboration in NPC research between local and international experts, and to create a platform to share knowledge and best practices in the field of NPC management. 

The workshop started with two thematic discussions among NPC experts: the first looked at “Re-irradiation for NPC, close margin and adjuvant setting” and the second on “Utility of plasma EBV titre in the screening and surveillance of NPC patients”. 

It was then followed by the discussions in several areas including: 

  • Basic Science of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma 
  • Overview of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma 
  • Clinical Management at Diagnosis 
  • Recurrent NPC 
  • Translational Care in NPC


The HEAD Foundation looks forward to providing its continued support to events that advance the development of medical science and practice in Asia and beyond.


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