The Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology (FHNO) is a multi-specialty national society for Head-Neck Cancer in India. Our membership is drawn from the entire gamut of medical sub-specialties involved with Head-Neck Cancer including but not limited to Otolaryngology & Head-Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Maxillo-facial surgeons, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Reconstructive Surgeons, Basic Scientists, allied specialties, speech and swallowing therapists.
Head-Neck Cancers as a group are the most prevalent cancers in India and the subcontinent. The FHNO was conceived in 2001 with the teaming together of national group of clinical and research scientists active in the specialty who felt the necessity of an active body to oversee the standards of care, education and research for such a significant health problem of the country. The three main thrusts of activity for the Foundation have been towards establishing uniform and internationally accepted standards of care in head and neck cancers in the country; promote research programs in basic sciences as well as clinical areas and initiate educational activities like structured Oncology training programs and fellowships in head and neck oncology.