HANCO General Body Meeting @ Room 1415
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Head and Neck Cancer Organization is run by a group of students here at TUSDM who are interested in Oral Cancer and creating awareness about it throughout the community. We have a number of exciting events coming up including community outreach in our very own Chinatown, a series of oral cancer related lectures given by professionals from the greater Boston area, and hands on workshops about how to conduct your own head and neck cancer screenings for you patients in clinic.

Our first general body meeting will be Tuesday, October 3rd at 12:00 pm in the CE classroom (room 1415).
Lunch will be provided!
Please sign up on this google form so that we know how many people to expect:

Come sign up to be a part of HANCO and let us know if there are other events that you would like us to put on for you!

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to receive further notifications about this club, feel free to join our e-list here:

Head & Neck Cancer Workshop @ Preclin
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This workshop is designed to teach you how to give an effective head and neck cancer screening.

**Limited to the first 20 responses** You will receive email confirmation.

HANCO Volunteer Event: ACDC @ The Metropolitan Apartments
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This Saturday (10/28) from 10AM-12PM, we will be teaming up with the medical school and nutrition school to provide a seminar for the residents at Asian Community Development Organization (ACDC) at the Metropolitan Apartment building in Chinatown. We will provide oral cancer screenings and teach them about both head and neck cancer and oral health. We’re looking for 5-8 dental students interested in providing this service right in our local community. RSVP HERE:
You will be notified if you have been selected to attend. We would love to have a Mandarin or Cantonese speaking student to help translate, but its not required!

HANCO Lunch and Learn with Dr. Mark Lerman @ Continuing Education Room 1415
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Monday, October 30th, will kick off the beginning of our HANCO lecture series. This first lunch and learn will feature our very own Dr. Mark Lerman who will provide an introductory course on diagnosis of head and neck cancer. It will be from 12-1 pm in room 1415 and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here so we can get a head count:


HANCO Bake Sale @ Sackler 4th Floor
Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm

Hope you saved some room after that turkey because this week is Head and Neck Cancer Organization’s Winter Bake Sale! Stop by Sackler Library 4th floor this Monday-Wednesday from 12-1 to satisfy your sweet tooth with some study snacks!

Head and Neck Cancer Case Presentation @ Rachel's Amphitheater
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Head and Neck Cancer Case Presentation @ Rachel's Amphitheater

The Head & Neck Cancer Organization (HANCO) would like to invite you all to a special presentation by Dr. Eliezer Brecher DMD. Dr. Brecher is a current PGY-3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident here at Tufts and he completed his dental school training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Through this patient case presentation, you will gain insight into the comprehensive approach to screening, diagnosing and treatment planning patients who present with indications for head and neck tumors or malignancy. We hope to see you there.

HANCO Specialists Panel @ 15th floor Alumni Lounge
Apr 19 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
HANCO Specialists Panel @ 15th floor Alumni Lounge

Please join the Head and Neck Cancer Organization (HANCO) as we host our second annual Specialists Panel on Thursday, April 19th from 4:30-6:30pm in the Alumni Lounge (15th floor)! Various medical and dental professionals will come together to talk about their experiences and provide their expertise in regards to the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer. This panel will integrate specialties such as Oral Pathology, Medicine, Oral Surgery, and more!

Here is the complete list of panelists who will be present and their specialties:
Dr. Mark Lerman, D.M.D. (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
Dr. Khaled Shaikhi, D.M.D. (Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine)
Dr. Daniel Oreadi, D.M.D. (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Dr. Richard Wein, M.D., FACS (Otolaryntology and Plastic Surgery)

This year, we are also proud to present our first Keynote Speaker: Peter Filonowicz. Mr. Filonowicz, an oral cancer survivor, has been invited to speak to us about his story. He has a lot to offer due to his personal experiences and knowledge of head and neck cancer, and he aspires to help us students become the caring and competent healthcare professionals we hope to be!

Each speaker will be given 15-20 minutes to speak about their field of expertise, and will use a PowerPoint Presentation to provide examples of their cases. At the end of the panel, time will be allotted for questions and open discussion.

This will be an amazing learning opportunity and it’s not an event that should be missed! If you are interested in attending this event, please sign up here:

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