The Wallace-Kelsey Foundation

Biomedical Research into the late effects of treatment on survivors of childhood cancer

Hamish Wallace

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

Hamish Wallace

He is also a Professor at the University of Edinburgh.

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Hamish is a Consultant Paediatric Oncologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh and Honorary Professor in the School of Clinical Sciences and Community Heath at the University of Edinburgh.

His research focuses on the late effects of treatment on survivors of childhood cancer, fertility preservation, and clinical trials of Hodgkin's lymphoma. He is President of EuroNet, the European network for paediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma.

In November 2010, Hamish was listed as one of the top 140 UK physicians.

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About Us

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.

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Tom Kelsey

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

Tom Kelsey

Tom has degrees in Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, Numerical Analysis & Programming from the University of Dundee, and Computational Mathematics from the University of St Andrews, where he is currently a Senior Lecturer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a Member of the International Society for Fertility Preservation, and a Member of the International Society for Computational Biology.

He specialises in data-driven knowledge discovery, computational oncofertility, and AI search. His other research interests include symmetry-breaking in constraints satisfaction problems, Casimir forces, and the enumeration of abstract algebraic entities.

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Publications

The following selected publications describe our research results:

Hamish Wallace Publications: Hamish Wallace

Hamish Wallace

Hamish Wallace Clinical Director MB.BS., MD (Lond)., FRCP (Edin)., FRCPCH., FRCS

Tom Kelsey Publications: Tom Kelsey

Tom Kelsey

Tom Kelsey Scientific Director BSc., MSc., PhD, MISFP, MISCB, FRSM

Talks

List of talks done by Hamish Wallace or Tom Kelsey:
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Presentations

Talks given by Hamish Wallace:

  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma,
    Slides available as: [PDF]
  • State of the Art (Melbourne)
    Slides Available as: [PDF]
  • Treatment Finishes,
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]
  • State of the Art (City of Hope),
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]
  • After the Cure: Improving Outcomes
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Tom Kelsey at the European Symposium On Late Complications After Childhood Cancer, Edinburgh, September 2014:

  • Mathematical Modelling and Biological Models:
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Hamish Wallace at the ASC0, Chicago, May 2014:

  • Pediatric Oncology viewpoint on Fertility preservation in patients with Cancer,
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Inaugural Lecture given by Hamish Wallace at the University of Edinburgh, September 2013:

  • After the cure: improving outcomes for young people with cancer,
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Hamish Wallace at the 13th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer, Memphis,TN, June 13–15, 2013:

  • Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN): Long-term follow up of survivors of childhood cancer,
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Tom Kelsey and Hamish Wallace at APOC8, Edinburgh, June 2013:

  • Fertility: Its Biology and preservation,
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Hamish Wallace at Euronet, Oslo, February 2012:

  • Fertility preservation for the young female patient with cancer: what can be done and what should we do?
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Hamish Wallace at ESHRE, Lille, 10th May 2012:

  • Relationship between AMH and follicle number throughout life
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Hamish Wallace at the Serono symposium International Brussels, Belgium 20-21 Sept 2012:

  • Iatrogenic premature menopause and fertility preservation,
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Hamish Wallace at the Oncofertility consortium. September 27 2012 Chicago Illinois, USA:

  • Fertility preservation in children and young people with cancer – what are the remaining challenges?
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Hamish Wallace at the ESHRE Campus , Lille, France 10-11 May 2012:

  • Relationship between AMH and follicle number throughout life,
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Tom Kelsey at the workshop on Eulerian and Lagrangian approaches towards quantitative prediction of premature labour, normal and dysfunctional full term labour at the Edinburgh e-Science Centre, July 2011:

  • Towards the Virtual Ovary - Concepts & Challenges
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Tom Kelsey at the International Conference on Computational Science at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, June 2011:

  • Exact Closest String as a Constraint Satisfaction Problem,
    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Tom Kelsey at the the SICSA Workshop on Systems Medicine, Abertay University, May 2011:

  • Data Aggregation and Analysis for Assessment of Ovarian Reserve,
    SICSA Workshop on Systems Medicine

    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk given by Tom Kelsey at the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics & Biomedicine (BIBM 2010), Hong Kong, December 2010:

  • Machine Science in biomedicine: practicalities, pitfalls and potential,
    The First Workshop on Knowledge Engineering, Discovery and Dissemination in Health (KEDDH10)

    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talks given by Hamish Wallace at ANZCHOG 2010, Australia, September 2010:

  • Fertility preservation for young people with cancer: what are the remaining challenges?,
    The Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology/Oncology Group (ANZCHOG, Sydney 2010

    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]
  • The treatment is over: What next?,
    Survivors day, Sydney, Australia, 2010

    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]
  • Physiological versus standard sex steroid replacement in young women with premature ovarian failure,
    LTFU symposium, ANZCHOG 2010

    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]
  • Models of care for LTFU: including therapy based risk stratification,
    LTFU Symposium, ANZCHOG Sydney, Australia, 2010

    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]
  • Fertlity issues before and after cancer treatment,
    Survivors Day Sydney, Australia, 2010

    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]
  • New approaches to Hodgkin's lymphoma,
    Survivors Day Sydney, Australia, 2010

    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Talk Given by Tom Kelsey in Uruguay, February-March 2010:

  • Automation of the estimation of ovarian reserve 
    36th Jornadas Agentinas de Informatica, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2007

    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]
  • The dynamics of ovarian reserve,
    ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology, Latin America meeting- Montevideo March 2010

    Slides Available as: [ PDF BW PDF Color ]

Older talks detailing our research results:

  • The automated calculation of ovarian reserve,
    36th Jornadas Agentinas de Informatica, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2007

    Slides Available as: [ PDF BW PDF Color ]
  • Options for preserving fertility in young females treated for cancer,
    First Latin-American Workshop on the late-effects of cancer treatment to female fertility, Motevideo, November 2006

    Slides Available as: [ PDF BW PDF Color]
  • Opciones para preservar la fertilidad en mujeres jovenes ,
    PRIMER WORKSHOP LATINOAMERICANO SOBRE FALLA OVARICA SECUNDARIA A LOS TRATAMIENTOS DEL CANCER, Montevideo, November 2006 

    Slides Available as: [ PDF BW PDF Color]
  • The effects of radiotherapy on the ovary and uterus,
    First Latin-American Workshop on the late-effects of cancer treatment to female fertility, Motevideo, November 2006

    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]
  • Efectos de la Radioterapía sobre Ovario y Útero,
    PRIMER WORKSHOP LATINOAMERICANO SOBRE FALLA OVARICA SECUNDARIA A LOS TRATAMIENTOS DEL CANCER, Montevideo, November 2006

    Slides Available as: [ PDF ]

Fun Facts

89 Finished projects
2343409 Line of codes
1302 Cup of coffees
52 Happy clients

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The Wallace-Kelsey Research Foundation Ltd. is a UK charity (registration number 116920) and a UK Limited Company (registration number 05591916).

We undertake research both as a single entity, and with external collaborators from many different disciplines. See the publications page for examples of our collaborative output.

We'd like to hear from you if you:

  • Are interested in a research collaboration
  • Would like to talk informally about late-effects and/or reproductive biomedicine
  • Have access to biomedical data that could be used in a data-driven research study

Contact Info

  • School of Computer Science
    University of St Andrews
    North Haugh
    St Andrews KY16 9SX
    UK
  • School Office: +44 (0)1334 463253
  • Direct Phone: +44 (0)1334 463249
  • twk@st-andrews.ac.uk
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