Clinical Cancer Epidemiology
The Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology is a continuation of the research group Professor Gunnar Steineck set up after his dissertation in 1990. In recent years many of our activities have been focussed on long-term follow-up of cancer survivors. The Division has developed new clinical epidemiological methods for documentation of symptoms, today the health care system can aim higher than before with an ambition to cure without causing harm. Another high-priority project is long-term follow-up of the relatives of patients who have died of cancer. Here again, the Division has developed new epidemiological methods. A third line of research concerns aetiology, aetiogenesis and pathogenesis. Finally, we have a fourth group of projects that do not fit into any of the first three categories. Our research initially focussed on cancer of the urinary bladder and the prostate, and later expanded to include gynaecological cancers. Still, most of our research concerns cancer in the lower pelvic region.
In 2005 Gunnar Steineck initiated the unit at a second location in Gothenburg.
This web site will tell you more about our four lines of research. Summaries of recent dissertations are available, and the researchers who work with us full-time or part-time present themselves and their projects.