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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 Mathuros Ruchirawat

Professor Mathuros Ruchirawat

Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs, Chulabhorn Research Institute
Member, Center of Excellence on Environmental Health and Toxicology (EHT)
Head, WHO Collaborating Centre for Capacity Building and Research in Environmental Health Science and Toxicology
Fellow, Collegium Ramazzini

CC2018 Talk Abstract

Professor Ruchirawat is a professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Mahidol University, Thailand, Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs and Head of the Environmental Toxicology laboratory at the Chulabhorn Research Institute (CRI), and Director of Thailand’s Center of Excellence on Environmental Health and Toxicology (EHT).

She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences from the University of Liverpool, UK, and a doctoral degree in Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism from the Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology, USA. She also did post-doctoral training at the US National Cancer Institute and the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas.

Her research at CRI has focused on the health effects of environmental pollutants and development of diseases, particularly cancer. Examples include studies in susceptible populations in Bangkok exposed to traffic-related genotoxic air pollutants that were shown to induce higher levels of DNA damage and decreased DNA repair capacity; the etiology of liver cancer and cholangiocarcinoma, for which there is high incidence in certain parts of Thailand; and signature gene expression changes associated with in utero and early life exposure to arsenic in drinking water in the southern part of the country that is associated with potential health effects later in life.

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