|Danish Cancer Society, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology (DCS), Denmark (withdrawn on 31/12/2010)|
Key staff members who will be involved within the proposed project:
Dr Joachim Schüz is the head of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology. His main research profile is epidemiology of childhood cancers, radiation epidemiology and statistical methods in epidemiology. With respect to ionizing radiation, the most relevant studies were studies on radon exposure and childhood cancer first in Germany and later in Denmark, and medical exposure to ionizing radiation and the risk of childhood leukaemia. Dr Schüz is a member of the EU Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR), member of the Board of Directors of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, Editor-in-Chief of Cancer Detection and Prevention, and a member of the Non-Ionizing Radiation Expert Group of the German Commission on Radiation Protection. Dr Schüz has experience of leading a unit since 2001 and has been principal investigator in several international studies. He participated in the writing of the IARC Monograph, no. 80 on non-ionising radiation, part 1. Dr. Schüz defended his professorial thesis (“Habilitation”) on the topic “Epidemiology of childhood leukemia” in 2002.
Dr Isabelle Deltour is a statistician in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and is involved in a great variety of projects at the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in her role as statistical consultant. Her main own research area is time trends of brain tumour incidence rates and its possible relationship to non-ionizing and ionizing radiation. Before joining the Institute in January 2008, she worked for five years in the Unit of Radiation of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
Tina Veje Andersen graduated in Public Health Science in 2008 and is working as a project researcher in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. She is involved in a case-control study on causes of childhood and adolescent brain tumours with ionizing and non-ionizing radiation as potential risk factors and in a feasibility study to set up a multinational cohort to investigate late adverse effects of medical exposure to ionizing radiation during childhood. Within SP4 of SOLO, Ms Andersen will be responsible for gathering and administrating the data for analyses, conducting the analyses, communicating with the partner institutions on practical matters and drafting the documents for which DCS has the lead role. Dr Deltour will in her position as an experienced statistician be involved in the analyses requiring more advanced skills such as the planned dose-response analyses. Dr Schüz will be the DCS principal investigator of the project and guarantor of the DCS contribution.