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The Danish Cancer Society

As there are many cancer related web-sites available in English, we have chosen to concentrate on providing cancer related information in Danish. You can find more information about cancer in different languages on www.cancer.dk/international


At cancer.dk/international you will find information about the Danish Health Care System, symptoms of cancer and cancer prevention in the following languages:

  • English
  • Turkish
  • Somali
  • Bosnian / Croatian / Serbian
  • Arabic
  • Farsi
  • Urdu

You can also find inspiration for teachers at language schools (sprogskoler), teaching about the Danish Health Care System in Danish.


About the Danish Cancer Society

Aims and Main Fields of Activity of the Danish Cancer Society

Our aims are:

  • to prevent the development of cancer
  • to improve patients’ chances of successful recovery
  • to limit the physical, psychological and social side-effects of cancer

The main activities are within

  • research
  • patient support
  • prevention

Read the Statutes of the Danish Cancer Society

Annual report 2015

For an introduction to the Danish Cancer Society, please download our Annual Report 2015:

The Danish Cancer Society Annual Report 2015 (pdf)

Detailed description

For a more detailed description of the work of some of our research departments, please follow the link below:

Danish Cancer Society Research Center (DCRC)

Research funding

There is also a short introduction to our research funding guidelines in english here:



This organogram gives an overview of how the Danish Cancer Society is organised:

Video about the activities of the Danish Cancer Society within cancer research, patient support and cancer prevention. 5:39 min.




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