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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.

Dr Kurt Straif MD, MPH, PhD

Dr Kurt Straif

Head Evidence Synthesis and Classification International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organisation

CC2018 Talk Abstract

Dr Kurt Straif directs the programs of the IARC Monographs, the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention and the WHO Classification of Tumours. His research focuses on occupational and environmental risk factors for cancer. He serves on several national and international committees on primary and secondary prevention of cancer. He has a long record of teaching medicine and epidemiology and is the Scientific Director of the IARC International Summer School on Cancer Epidemiology since 2010.

He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational, Environmental and Social Medicine. He was a Resident and Research Fellow in Internal Medicine, University of Bonn, 1984-90; Visiting Scientist, Dpt. of Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, 1991; Assistant Professor, Institute of Occupational and Social Medicine, University of Giessen, 1991-95; Assistant and Associate Professor, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of M√ľnster, 1995-2001, and works at IARC since 2001.

Doctor of Medicine, Universities of Liège, Heidelberg and Bonn, 1976-1984
Ministry of Foreign Affairs fellow, 1978-1980
MPH and PhD in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles (2001)

Associations and memberships

Section head of Evidence Synthesis and Classification, WHO
Member of American Association for Cancer research (AACR)
International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), Scientific Committee, Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH)
Fellow, Collegium Ramazzini

Prizes and honours

Prix universitaires franco-allemands, 2007
Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Office; 1992, 1994, and 1996, PhD program UCLA, Los Angeles
Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Office; 1990-1991, MPH program UCLA, Los Angeles

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