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These are the excellent presentations from the Children with Cancer UK sponsored childhood cancer session organised by Professor Denis Henshaw for the 8th Princess Chulabhorn International Scientific Congress held in Thailand in November 2016.

Conference committee

Conference Chair: Professor Josef Vormoor
        Sir James Spence Professor of Child Health, NICR, Newcastle University
        Consultant in Paediatric Oncology at the Great North Children's Hospital
Josef Vormoor's work webpage

Co-Chair: Professor Olaf Heidenreich Dip.Biol, Dr. rer. nat.
        Professor of Molecular Haematology, Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre
        Senior Lecturer for Paediatric Molecular Oncology and Childhood Cancer Theme Lead
            Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Paul O'Gorman Building, Newcastle University Medical School.
Olaf Heidenreich's work webpage

Co-Chair: Professor Steven Clifford BSc, PhD(Cancer Molecular Biology)
        Professor of Molecular Paediatric Oncology, Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre
        Executive Board Member and Paediatric Brain Tumour Research Group Leader
            Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Paul O'Gorman Building, Newcastle University Medical School.
Steven Clifford's work webpage

CwC Co-Chair: Dr Nick Goulden MB, ChB, MRCP, FRCPath, PhD
        Medical Research Director, CHILDREN with CANCER UK
Nick Goulden retired from Great Ormond Street Hospital, where he was a Consultant in Paediatric Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, in December 2015. He subsequently took up the role of Medical Research Director at Children with Cancer UK on a part-time basis.
Nick was instrumental in incorporating the detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) into treatment stratification for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and through his involvement in the last two national clinical trials for ALL, he has helped deliver amongst the best outcomes achieved internationally for this disease.

Professor Denis Henshaw BSc, PhD
        Honorary Scientific Director, CHILDREN with CANCER UK
        Emeritus Professor of Human Radiation Effects, University of Bristol
Denis Henshaw retired from Bristol University in 2011. His early research investigated the intake and retention of natural alpha-radioactive particles in the human body. In 1990, he revealed an association between domestic radon exposure and the incidence of childhood leukaemia. He also showed independent associations between traffic pollution and radon, with levels of radioactive polonium-210 accumulated in children’s teeth.
Denis is also interested in the underlying mechanisms by which magnetic fields affect childhood leukaemia and other adverse health risks. His current interests centre on a range of environmental exposures that may contribute to childhood cancer risk.

Alasdair Philips BSc, DAgE, MIAgE, MIEEE
        Trustee, Children with Cancer UK
A professional engineer and scientist, Alasdair takes a holistic approach to scientific, environmental and health issues. Alasdair has spoken at many conferences and made many appearances on radio and TV including R4, R5, BBC World Service, BBC1, ITV, CH4, CH5. Alasdair was a member of UK Department of Health’s Advisory Group on ELF EMF (SAGE) (2004-2010) and a member of the UK Health Protection Agency's EMF/RF Consultation Group (2006-2010), Chaired by HPA Chairman Sir William Stewart.
In 2004 Alasdair Philips and Denis Henshaw instigated the Children with Cancer UK international conferences held in Westminster every four years since. Alasdair was also a co-organiser of the 2008 RRT conference held at the Royal Society "EMF & Health - A Global Issue - exploring appropriate precautionary approaches".

Other people are involved in the conference planning and their details will be added here soon

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