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The aim of my thesis is to study the link between residential proximity to agricultural crops and the risk of childhood embryonal tumours in mainland France. Embryonal tumours are a heterogeneous group of tumours that occur mainly in very young children, accounting for around 25% of cancers in children under 15.

Research interests

  • Childhood cancer
  • Embryonal tumors
  • Public Health
  • Environmental epidemiology

Key publications

  • Awounou D, Lacour B, Desandes E, Guissou S, Cassoux N, Doz F, Dufour C, Minard-Colin V, Schleiermacher G, Taque S, Verschuur A, Clavel J, Goujon S. Seasonality of main childhood embryonal tumours and rhabdomyosarcoma, France, 2000-2015. Cancer Med. 2023 Apr;12(7):8789-8803. doi: 10.1002/cam4.5624. Epub 2023 Feb 1. PMID: 36726302; PMCID: PMC10134357.
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Influence of agricultural activities on the risk of childhood embryonic tumors

Danielle Awounou

Promotion : 2020

Supervisor.s : Stéphanie Goujon

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