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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.

Professor Lou Chesler MD

Professor Lou Chesler MD

Professor at the Institute for Cancer Research

SMPaeds Video 2017 conference Talk

Dr Louis Chesler is a clinician-scientist PhD MD who trained in the USA NIH Clinical Scientist Training Programme (MSTP) as an academic clinician. He trained at University of California San Francisco and NCI as a pediatric hematologist-oncologist and scientist. He devotes 85% time to research, leading a translational research effort as a Professor of Paediatric Cancer Biology at the ICR. The goal of the research effort there is to improve outcome in difficult-to-treat paediatric solid tumours, through identification of novel genomic drivers of cancer, development of novel preclinical cancer models and evaluation of promising therapeutic approaches in preclinical trials, with a specific focus in neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma. He is an honorary consultant at Royal Marsden where he focuses on development of innovative therapeutics, molecular prescreens, pharmacodynamic biomarkers and clinical trials for children with oncogene-driven relapsed cancers.

His specific current interests are in targeted treatment of MYC and ALK driven cancers.

Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Board Certification, Pediatric Hematology Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certification, Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
MD, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago
PhD, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago
BS (Medicine), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Member of the American Association for Cancer Research
Member of the American Association of Paediatrics

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