We were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr John Bithell in March 2020. This project has been put on hold until further notice.
The Oxford Survey of Childhood Cancers was begun in the 1950s by Dr Alice Stewart with the aim of identifying the causes of childhood cancer. Data on children dying in Britain was collected for almost 30 years, resulting in details of over 23,000 children who died of cancer or leukaemia. For most of these the parents were interviewed, together with a matched healthy control child for each.
Preservation and analysis of pathology records and family histories of children with cancer
Dr John Bithell
University of Oxford
1 July 2018