Childhood Cancer

Group leader: Jeanette Falck Winther

Childhood Cancer

The Childhood Cancer (CCA) research group headed by Professor Jeanette Falck Winther includes one senior scientist, four postdoctoral fellows, two PhD students, three data managers, and several guest researchers.

Main research themes cover:

Late effects in children and adolescents with cancer
Socioeconomic consequences of surviving childhood cancer
Familial cancer syndromes affecting children and adolescents
Genetic consequences of childhood cancer

You can read in more detail about some of our projects on their project sites:

Jeanette Falck Winther

Jeanette Falck Winther

The group is headed by Jeanette Falck Winther, DMSc. Dr. Winther's Professorship in Childhood Cancer is a shared position between the Danish Cancer Society Research Center and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University.

Dr. Winther's research focuses on epidemiological and clinical studies of late effects in survivors of childhood and young adult cancer. For many years, she has studied the health of offspring of cancer survivors, including cellular and molecular studies based on biological specimens from patients and their families for genetic evaluations. Another focus area is familial cancer syndromes affecting children.

She has extensive experience in using large-scale record linkage techniques with national health outcome registers in nationwide population-based settings and participates in large national, Nordic and international studies of radiation and chemotherapy as risk factors for second primary cancer, organ dysfunction and genetic damage.


Group members

Senior Scientist Line Kenborg
Postdocs Camilla Pedersen
Filippa Nyboe Norsker
Luzius Mader (visiting)
PhD students Karoline Doser
Line Elmerdahl Frederiksen

Five selected publications:

Frederiksen, L. E., Mader, L., Feychting, M., Mogensen, H., Madanat-Harjuoja, L., Malila, N., Tolkkinen, A., Hasle, H., Winther, J. F. Erdmann, F. Surviving childhood cancer: a systematic review of studies on risk and determinants of adverse socioeconomic outcomes.
Int.J.Cancer 2018

Holmqvist, A. S., Chen, Y., Wu, J., Battles, K., Bhatia, R., Francisco, L., Hageman, L., Kung, M., Ness, E., Parman, M., Salzman, D., Wadhwa, A., Winther, J. F., Rosenthal, J., Forman, S. J., Weisdorf, D. J., Armenian, S. H., Arora, M. Bhatia, S. Assessment of Late Mortality Risk After Allogeneic Blood or Marrow Transplantation Performed in Childhood.
JAMA Oncol. 2018, e182453

Norsker, F. N., Rechnitzer, C., Cederkvist, L., Holmqvist, A. S., Tryggvadottir, L., Madanat-Harjuoja, L. M., Ora, I., Thorarinsdottir, H. K., Vettenranta, K., Bautz, A., Schroder, H., Hasle, H. Winther, J. F. Somatic late effects in 5-year survivors of neuroblastoma: a population-based cohort study within the Adult Life after Childhood Cancer in Scandinavia study.
Int.J.Cancer 2018

Tonorezos, E. S., Barnea, D., Cohn, R. J., Cypriano, M. S., Fresneau, B. C., Haupt, R., Hjorth, L., Ishida, Y., Kruseova, J., Kuehni, C. E., Kurkure, P. A., Langer, T., Nathan, P. C., Skeen, J. E., Skinner, R., Tacyildiz, N., van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM, Winther, J. F., Hudson, M. M. Oeffinger, K. C. Models of Care for Survivors of Childhood Cancer From Across the Globe: Advancing Survivorship Care in the Next Decade.
J.Clin.Oncol. 2018: 36(21), 2223-2230

Kenborg, L., Winther, J. F., Linnet, K. M., Kroyer, A., Albieri, V., Holmqvist, A. S., Tryggvadottir, L., Madanat-Harjuoja, L. M., Stovall, M., Hasle, H. Olsen, J. H. Neurologic Disorders in 4,858 Survivors of Central Nervous System Tumors in Childhood - an Adult Life after Cancer in Scandinavia (ALiCCS) study.
Neuro.Oncol. 2018


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