Group leader: Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton

Head of Research Group ‘Survivorship and Social Inequality in Cancer’ at DCRC and Professor at Department of Clinical Oncology & Palliative Care
Zealand University Hospital

Susanne Dalton's research focus on the influence of social inequality in cancer outcomes and on physical, psychological and socioeconomic consequences and late effects in cancer survivors. She conducts large-scale population-based studies using registry data or questionnaire data, and  develops and tests interventions to improve treatment and late effects among vulnerable cancer patients. This work, she now takes one step further as Head of the National Research Center for Equality in Cancer (COMPAS) working on development and test of interventions to improve cancer outcomes among at-risk patients.

Susanne Dalton graduated from University of Copenhagen as an MD in 1998 and as PhD from the same institution in 2002. She has been working at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center (formerly the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology) from the beginning of her career, and was appointed head of group in 2012. In 2018, she was appointed Professor at the Department of Oncology, Zealand University Hospital Næstved, where she from 2019 has been Director of COMPAS; The Danish Research Center for Equality in Cancer.

Susanne Dalton has been awarded the Danish Junior Cancer Researcher Award in 2008 and the Bernhard Fox Memorial Award, International Psycho-Oncological Society, in 2015.

She has organised several international symposia on cancer rehabilitation, performed as guest editor for European Journal of Cancer and Acta Oncologica, and served as member and chair on Danish and international scientific committees. 

Susanne Dalton has supervised 14 finalized and 11 ongoing PhD students and 20+ master of public health or medical students.


Key Funding

Knæk Cancer

Danish Cancer Society Scientific Committee

The Novo Nordisk Foundation