The Wallace-Kelsey Research Foundation Biomedical research into the late effects of treatment on survivors of childhood cancer

Welcome to the Wallace-Kelsey Research Foundation

Hamish Wallace

Hamish Wallace

Our Clinical Director is Hamish Wallace MD, a paediatric oncologist, working at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh. He is also a Professor at the University of Edinburgh.

Tom Kelsey

Tom Kelsey

Our Scientific Director is Tom Kelsey PhD, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computer Science of the University of St Andrews.

What We Do

The Wallace-Kelsey Research Foundation Ltd. is a UK charity (registration number 1116920) and a UK Limited Company (registration number 05591916).

We undertake and sponsor multidisciplinary and collaborative research projects aimed at improving the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors. Our main area of interest is reproduction - it is well known that chemo- and radiotherapies adversely affect reproductive capabilities, our aim is to quantify and mitigate these effects.

Featured Publication

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Cancer Risk among Children Born after Assisted Conception

We linked data on all children born in Britain between 1992 and 2008 after assisted conception without donor involvement with data from the United Kingdom National Registry of Childhood Tumours to determine the number of children in whom cancer developed before 15 years of age. Cohort cancer rates were compared with population-based rates in Britain over the same period, with stratification for potential mediating and moderating factors, including sex, age at diagnosis, birth weight, singleton versus multiple birth, parity, parental age, type of assisted conception, and cause of parental infertility. The full paper can be downloaded from The New England Journal of Medicine.