Childhood leukaemia

International scientific conference

UK - A large number international and renowned experts are set to converge on London's Westminster Hall to examine environmental and other factors affecting the incidence of leukaemia and other childhood cancers, as well as their mechanisms of action and interaction across a range of scientific disciplines.

Topics, in this September conference, will include the effects of ionising and non-ionising radiation, air and foodborne pollutants, infections and modern lifestyles. The conference will also compare how the precautionary principle is applied to different hazards.

Future research priorities will be identified. Along with this, to encourage new research, ‘Children with Leukaemia Paul O’Gorman’ research grants, from a £1 million budget, will be awarded. Lead authors of the best conference posters will be invited to submit research proposals for funding.

Sir William Stewart FRS, Chairman of the UK Health Protection Agency, formerly UK Chief Scientist then Chair of the UK Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones and Health will open the event.

www.leukaemiaconference.org

01.09.2004

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