Survivorship

Survivorship

The Survivorship Unit works to document and address symptoms and late effects of cancer from the day of the cancer diagnosis and throughout the treatment, recovery and into longer-term survivorship. The unit works in close collaboration with hospital clinics and rehabilitation centres and is organized in two research groups focusing on social inequality and cancer late effects as well as psychological and behavioural aspects of cancer, respectively. 

We use several sources of data for our studies. Through linkages of health registers with administrative registries we conduct population-based cohort studies. We seek to elucidate who is at risk (i.e. age, gender, social position and pre-cancer health) and at what point in the cancer trajectory the risk occurs (i.e. early or late survivorship phase). Wherever possible and feasible, we also use questionnaire data, medical chart information, and biological samples to triangulate self-reported with objectively measured data and investigate underlying mechanisms for the associations we observe.

An important focus area in the Survivorship Unit is the development of clinical interventions to address consequences of cancer in both patients and their families.

Social Inequality in Survivorship

Read more about Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton's group

Social Inequality in Survivorship

Psychosocial and Behavioural Aspects of Survivorship

Read more about Pernille Envold Bidstrup's group

Psychosocial and Behavioural Aspects of Survivorship