' AgeCare - Academy of Geriatric Cancer Research

Welcome to the AgeCare team!

Odense University Hospital       Haematology       Other National        
Clinical Oncology       Henrik Frederiksen       Hans Storm        
Jørn Herrstedt Chair of AgeCare     Niels Abildgaard       Gerda Engholm        
Olfred Hansen       Hanne Vestergaard       Nils Brünner        
Carsten Brink       Thomas Stauffer Larsen       Julia S Johansen        
Jesper Grau Eriksen               Nessn H Azawi        
Jørgen Johansen       Rehabilitation       Cai Grau        
Per Pfeiffer       Lisbeth Rosenbek Minet       Dorte L Nielsen        
Trine Lembrecht Jørgensen               Finn Rønholt        
Marianne Ewertz       University of Southern Denmark     Christoffer Johansen        
Karin Dieperink       Kaare Christensen       Bente A Esbensen        
        Axel Skytthe       Tove Lindhardt        
Pathology       Henrik Ditzel                
Martin Bak       Martin Røssel Larsen       International        
Niels Marcussen       Rikke Leth-Larsen       Lorelei Mucci   USA    
Doris Schledermann       Morten Gjerstorff       Jaakko Kaprio   Finland    
Anne Marie Bak Jylling       Kim Brøsen       Jun Wang   China    
Bjarne Winther Kristensen       Dorte Gilså Hansen       Milad Hanna   UK    
Michael Boe Møller       Birte Østergaard       Peter E Clark   USA    
        Niels Christian Hvidt       Søren M Bentzen   USA    
Surgery               David I Thwaites   Australia    
Lars Lund       PhD/Post Doc       Halfdan Sørbye   Norway    
Niels Quist       Jacob Krabbe Pedersen        Anders Waage   Norway    
Michael Bau Mortensen       Nadine Bruckmann        Eric Pujade-Lauraine   France    
Jens Ahm Sørensen       Kasper Rørdam Jensen       Matti S Aapro   Switzerland    
Peter Licht       Stefan Starup Jeppesen       Tahir Masud   UK    
Christian Godballe       Christian Rønn Hansen        Arti Hurria   USA    
Gunnar Baatrup       Rune Slot Thing        Eduardo Bruera   USA    
        Stine Brændegaard Winther       Sarah Darby   UK    
GeriatricMedicine       Rikke Faebo Larsen       Romy Mahrer-Imhof   Switzerland    
Lars Erik Matzen       Lene Kongsgaard Nielsen       Marcia van Riper   USA    
        Sambavy Nadaraja       Elisabeth Coyne   Australia    
Management       Lars Bastholt       Arndt Büssing   Germany    
Christina Nordenbæk general manager     Signe Harder                
Ulrich Heide Køhler datamanager     Carla Alves                
        Maria Lyng                
        Mads Hvid Poulsen                
        Tine Schytte                
        Trine Lembrecht Jørgensen                
        Thea Otto Mattsson                
        Karin Dieperink                
                         
                         
WP1 - Epidemiology and genetic epidemiology   WP4 - Radiation therapy WP7 - Supportive care    
Henrik Frederiksen leader     Olfred Hansen leader     (complications and adverse effects)    
Kaare Christensen leader     Carsten Brink leader     Niels Chritian Hvidt leader      
Marianne Ewertz       Jesper Grau Eriksen       Karin Dieperink leader      
Axel Skytthe       Jørgen Johansen       Lisbeth Rosenbek Minet        
Hans Storm       Kim Brøsen       Kim Brøsen        
Gerda Engholm       Cai Grau       Dorte Gilså Hansen        
Lorelei Mucci       Søren M Bentzen       Birte Østergaard        
Jaakko Kaprio       David I Thwaites       Christoffer Johansen        
                Bente A Esbensen        
WP2 - Cancer biology and molecular biomarkers   WP5 - Medical treatment Tove Lindhardt        
Henrik Ditzel leader     Per Pfeiffer leader     Eduardo Bruera        
Martin Bak       Niels Abildgaard leader     Sarah Darby        
Niels Marcussen       Niels Quist       Romy Mahrer-Imhof        
Doris Schledermann       Michael Bau Mortensen       Marcia van Riper        
Anne Marie Bak Jylling       Jens Ahm Sørensen       Elisabeth Coyne        
Bjarne Winther Kristensen       Christian Godballe                
Michael Boe Møller       Hanne Vestergaard                
Martin Røssel Larsen       Thomas Stauffer Larsen                
Rikke Leth-Larsen       Kim Brøsen       Management        
Morten Gjerstorff       Halfdan Sørbye       Jørn Herrstedt Chair of AgeCare    
Kim Brøsen       Anders Waage       Christina Nordenbæk general manager    
Nils Brünner       Eric Pujade-Lauraine       Ulrich Heide Køhler datamanager    
Julia S Johansen       Matti S Aapro                
Jun Wang                        
                         
WP3 - Surgery   WP6 - Supportive care          
Lars Lund leader     (comorbidity and polypharmacy)          
Niels Quist       Jørn Herrstedt leader              
Michael Bau Mortensen       Lars Erik Matzen leader              
Jens Ahm Sørensen       Trine Lembrecht Jørgensen                
Katrine Lydolph Søe       Gunnar Baatrup                
Peter Licht       Kim Brøsen                
Christian Godballe       Dorte L Nielsen                
Gunnar Baatrup       Finn Rønholt                
Kim Brøsen       Matti S Aapro                
Nessn H Azawi       Tahir Masud                
Milad Hanna       Arti Hurria                
Peter E Clark       Arndt Büssing                
                         

 



Anders Waage, Professor, Chief Consultant
Roles: International Collaborator Work Package 5 Medical Treatment

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Hematology
Institution: St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
Contact Info:
Dep of Hematology, Postboks 3250 Sluppen
N-7006 Trondheim
T: +47 72825100
E: anders.waage (at) stolav (dot) no  
Research interests: Hematology, Multiple Myeloma



Anne Marie Bak Jylling, Senior Hospital Physician
Roles: WP2-WP7

Specialty: Pathology
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65413395
E: anne.marie.bak.jylling (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Breast, pathology



Arndt Büssing, Prof., M.D.
Roles: Researcher, WP6
Specialty: Spirituality, Existential needs, Quality of Life, Measures in Spirituality and Health, non-pharmacological interventions
Institution: Profesorship Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping, Faculty of Health, Witten/Herdeclke University, Germany
Contact Info:


T: +49 2330-623246
E: arndt.buessing (at) uni-wh (dot) de  
Research interests: Existential and spiritual resources, spiritual needs of elderly and patients with chronic diseases



Arti Hurria, M.D.
Roles: Director, Cancer and Aging Program
WP6
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology
Institution: City of Hope National Medical Center
Contact Info:
1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010, USA

T: +1 626 256 4673 ext. 62821
E: ahurria (at) coh (dot) org  
Research interests: Cancer in older adults (ages over 65 years old)
  



Axel Skytthe
Roles: Senior Data Analyst, WP1

Specialty: Epidemiology, Biostatistics og Biodemography
Institution: The Danish Twin Registry, Danish Center for Ageing Research, University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:
J.B. Winsløws Vej 9 B, st. tv.
5000 Odense C, Denmark
T: +45 65503034
E: askytthe (at) health.sdu (dot) dk  
Research interests: Medical demography, genetic-epidemiology, twin studies, ageing



Bente Appel Esbensen, R.N., M.Sci.N., Ph.D.
Roles: Research Manager, Associate Professor, WP7

Specialty: Nursing and Health Care
Institution: Glostrup Hospital, University of Copenhagen
Contact Info:
Research Unit of Nursing and Health Science
Pavillionen PØ 049, ground level, Nrd. Ringvej 57, DK-2600 Glostrup

T: +45 24412490
E: bente.appel.esbensen (at) regionh (dot) dk  
Research interests: rehabilitation, living with chronic disease, especially rheumatic diseases, consequences for everyday life, symptom management, palliation, elderly with cancer, family care.



Birte Østergaard, Associate professor
Roles: Member of WP7

Specialty: Nursing
Institution: Research Unit of Nursing, University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:


T: +45 65504053
E: boestergaard (at) health.sdu (dot) dk  
Research interests: Family Nursing



Bjarne Winther Kristensen, Professor, Consultant neuropathologist, Ph.D.
Roles: Biobanking, Biomarkers, WP2-WP7

Specialty: Pathology
Institution: Department of Pathology, Odense University Hospital
Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65414807 (Department) / +45 23963602 (Mobile)
E: bjarne.winther.kristensen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Brain cancer, biomarkers, cancer stem cells, targeted therapy



Cai Grau, Professor, MD, DMSc
Roles: WP4

Specialty: Oncology
Institution: Department of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital and Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark
Contact Info:
Department of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital,
Nørrebrogade 44, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Aarhus, Denmark
T: +45 89492553
E: caigrau (at) dadlnet (dot) dk  
Research interests: Radiotherapy, head and neck cancer



Carla Alves, Md. Post.doc
Roles: WP2

Specialty:
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45
E: (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests:



Carsten Brink, Professor, Ph.D.
Roles: WP4 leader

Specialty: Medical Physics
Institution: Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark Laboratory of Radiation Physics, Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 29796479
E:carsten.brink (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Imaging, Medical Physics, Radiotherapy, Oncology



Christian Godballe, Professor, MD, phD
Roles: WP3+WP5

Specialty: Head and Neck surgery
Institution: Odense University Hospital, Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65412800
E: christian.godballe (at) rsyd (dot) dk
Research interests: Head and neck cancer



Christian Rønn Hansen, Md. Ph.d.
Roles: WP4

Specialty:
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45
E: (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests:



Christina Nordenbæk, Project Coordinator
Roles: General manager

Specialty: Clinical trials
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 24432924
E: christina.nordenbaek (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests:



Christoffer Johansen, Professor, DScMed, PhD
Roles: Specialist in research in the area life beyond cancer Head, Unit of Survivorship Research,
WP7
Specialty: Oncology
Institution: Finsen Centre / The Danish Cancer Society Research Centre
Contact Info:
Rigshospitalet 5073, Blegdamsvej, 2100 /
Copenhagen, Denmark
T: +45 35257627
E: christof (at) cancer (dot) dk  
Research interests: Survivorship, late effect and rehabilitation



David I. Thwaites, Professor
Roles: Professor of Medical Physics; Director, Institute of Medical Physics
WP4
Specialty: Medical Physics
Institution: University of Sydney
Contact Info: Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics,
University of Sydney, NSW2006, Australia

T: +61 2 9351 8731
E: david.thwaites (at) sydney.edu (dot) au  
Research interests: Monte Carlo modelling of radiation sources, interactions and dosimetry for clinical problems, including physical and biological optimisation • Applications, modelling and optimisation of novel technology for radiation oncology, including cost-benefit issues • Radiation dosimetry for developmental techniques, verification and audit;accuracy and precision in radiation oncology • Radiation treatment imaging and its modelling and optimisation, including the utilisation of functional imaging in radiation ooncology, • Modelling, dosimetry and clinical use of particle radiotherapy beams • Tumour treatment response modelling based on biological, clinical and imaging data. - Data-mining, rapid learning and radiomics applications in radiation oncology



Doris Schledermann, Senior Hospital Physician
Roles: WP2-WP7

Specialty: Pathology
Institution: Department of Pathology, Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65414823
E: doris.schledermann (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: pathology, gynecology



Dorte Gilså Hansen, MD, PhD
Roles: Associate Professor, Head of National Research Center of Cancer Rehabilitation Research, WP7

Specialty:
Institution: Research Unit of General Practice, University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:


T: +45 65503039
E: dgilsaa (at) health.sdu (dot) dk  
Research interests: Topics related to family medicine and health services research: shared care and continuity of cancer care, socioeconomic inequality, cancer rehabilitation and cancer diagnostic pathways, individual needs assessment, patient involvement and the partners’ perspectives.



Dorthe L. Nielsen, Professor, senior consultant, DMSc
Roles: Investgator, WP6

Specialty: Oncology
Institution: Dept. Oncology, Herlev Hospital
Contact Info:


T: +45 38682344
E: dorte.nielsen.01 (at) regionh (dot) dk  
Research interests: Clinical trials, breast and colorectal cancer, cardiotoxicity



Eduardo Bruera, MD
Roles: Professor and Chair, Department of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Medicine WP7

Specialty:
Institution: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Contact Info:
Department of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Medicine – Unit 1414,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd.,
Houston Texas 77030, USA
T: +1 713-792-6084
E: ebruera (at) mdanderson (dot) org  
Research interests: Assessment and management of complex physical and psychosocial symptoms in patients with advanced cancer.



Elisabeth Coyne, Dr.
Roles: Lecturer undergraduate nursing, WP7

Specialty: Oncology family nursing
Institution: Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Contact Info:
Logan Campus Griffith University Australia

T: +61 0403021699
E: e.coyne (at) griffith.edu (dot) au  
Research interests: Oncology patients and family experience, breast cancer, undergraduate nursing experience of international placements



Eric Pujade-Lauraine, MD, PhD, Prof
Roles: Head of the Women Cancer and Clinical Research Center , WP5

Specialty: Medical Oncology
Institution: Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu, France
Contact Info:
Place du Parvis Notre-Dame, 75004, Paris, France

T: +33 14238222
E: epujade (at) arcagy (dot) org  
Research interests: GYN cancers



Finn Rønholt, MD., Ph.d., MPA.
Roles: Chief consultant, WP6

Specialty: Internal medicine. Geriatrics.
Institution: Medical department O, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Herlev
Contact Info:


T: +45 38681313
E: finn.roenholt (at) regionh (dot) dk  
Research interests: Health Care promotion. Coorporation between primary and secondary healthcare.



Gerda Engholm, Senior statistician
Roles: WP1

Specialty: Cancer Statistics
Institution: Danish Cancer Society, Dept. Documentation and Quality
Contact Info:
Kræftens Bekæmpelse,
Strandboulevarden 49, 2100 København Ø
T: +45 35257667
E: Gerda (at) cancer (dot) dk  
Research interests: Cancer Statistics, cancer survival, Avoidable cancers and avoidable cancer deaths



Gunnar Baatrup, Professor, senior consultant
Roles: Member of the surgical group, WP3+WP6

Specialty: General and colorectal surgery
Institution: Department of Surgery A, Odense University Hospital Svendborg
and Institute of Regional Health Science, University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:
Valdemarsgade 53, SVB Bygning 17.00,
5700 Svendborg
T: +45 20575154
E: Gunnar.baatrup (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Early colorectal cancer treatment and cancer staging



Halfdan Sørbye, professor
Roles: WP5

Specialty: Oncology
Institution: Dept of Oncology, Haukeland University Hospital
Contact Info:
5021 Bergen, Norway

T: +
E: halfdan.sorbye (at) helse-bergen (dot) no  
Research interests: Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer , neuroendocrine carcinoma



Hanne Vestergaard, MD, PhD
Roles: Head of Department
WP5
Specialty: Haematology
Institution: Department of Haematology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 30614789
E: hanne.vestergaard (at) rsyd (doc) dk  
Research interests: Chronic myeloproloferative neoplasms



Hans Storm, MD – Medical Director
Roles: Partner – advisor
WP1
Specialty: Cancer Epidemiology, Registration, Register based research
Institution: Danish Cancer Society
Contact Info:
Kræftens Bekæmpelse,
Strandboulevarden 49, 2100 København Ø
T: +45 35257625
E: hans (at) cancer (dot) dk  
Research interests: Cancer epidemiology - survival, incidence, mortality, radiation, treatment (XRT, CTX), health care, prevention, intervention, Public Health



Henrik Ditzel, Professor, MD, DMSc, PhD.
Roles: WP2 leader, perform translational research related to cancer in the elderly, main focus on identification of biomarkers associated the outcome and toxicity in younger vs. elderly patients.
Specialty: Molecular Cancer Research, Clinical immunology, Biomarker discovery
Institution: Oncology Department, Odense University Hospital; Department of Cancer and Inflammation Research, Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:
J. B Winsløwsvej 25, 3 floor
5000 Odense C
T: +45 60113781
E: hditzel (at) health.sdu (dot) dk  
Research interests: Molecular oncology, Immunology, translational cancer research, biomarker discovery, endocrine resistance in breast cancer, cancer stem cells



Henrik Frederiksen, Consultant, PhD
Roles: WP1 leader

Specialty: Internal medicine: Haematology
Institution: Odense University Hospital, Department of Haematology
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65412923
E: henrik.frederiksen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Haematology, Epidemiology, Aging



Jacob Krabbe Pedersen, MSc, PhD, Postdoc
Roles: WP1

Specialty: Statistics
Institution: University of Southern Denmark, Danish Aging Research Center
Contact Info:
J B Winsløvs Vej 9B, 3.tv.
5000 Odense C
T: +45 6550 4735
E: jkrabbe (at) health.sdu (dot) dk  
Research interests: Statistics, Epidemiology, Aging



Jens Ahm Sørensen, Professor, consultant plastic surgeon, Md. Ph.d.
Roles: WP3+WP5

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 22136707
E: jens.sorensen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Head and neck cancer, Microsurgery, wounds, stemcell therapy



Jesper Grau Eriksen, Consultant, phd, assoc. prof. SDU
Roles: Involved in WP4

Specialty: Clinical Oncology
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 30631751
E:jesper.grau.eriksen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Head and Neck cancer, EGFR-inhibition, translational research, combined modality treatment



Julia S. Johansen, Professor, MD, DMSc
Roles: WP2

Specialty: Translational Medicine
Institution: Departments of Oncology and Medicine, Herlev Hospital
Contact Info:
Departments of Medicine and Oncology, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen
Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730 Herlev, Denmark
T: +45 38689241
E: julia.johansen (at) post3.tele (dot) dk  
Research interests: Biomarkers, Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Colorectal cancer, MicroRNA, Inflammation, Pancreatic cancer, Rheumatoid arthritis, YKL-40



Jun Wang, Exutive Dirctor and Professor, BSc, phD
Roles: WP2

Specialty: Genomics and Bioinformatic
Institution: BIG-Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
Contact Info:

T: +
E: Wangj (at) genomics.org (dot) cn
Research interests: Genomics and related bioinformatics analysis of common diseases, including cancer



Jørgen Johansen, MD, PhD, Assoc Prof, Chief Physician
Roles: Contributor WP4

Specialty: Oncology
Institution: Dept. of Oncology, Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65413108
E:jorgen.johansen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Radiotherapy, normal tissue reactions, head and neck cancer, PET imaging



Jørn Herrstedt, M.D., DMSc.
Roles: Head of Research, Professor of Clinical Oncology, Chair of AgeCare,
WP6 leader
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Clinical Oncology
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65413634
E: herrstedt (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Gynecologic Oncology, Supportive Care, Cancer in the Elderly



Jaakko Kaprio, Academyprofessor
Roles: Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, WP1

Specialty:
Institution: University of Helsinki / director of the Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine
Contact Info:
PO Box 41 (Mannerheimintie 172), FI-00014,
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
T: +358 9 191 27595, mobile +358 50 3715419
E: jaakko.kaprio (at) helsinki (dot) fi  
Research interests: Twin studies, molecular genetics of addictions. > Lifestyle determinants of non-communicable disease (smoking, alcohol, > sedentariness, obesity, sleep).



Karin Dieperink, RN, MCN, PhD.
Roles: Clinical Nursing Researcher, Post doc, WP7 leader

Specialty: Clinical Oncology
Institution: Department of Oncology, Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 61332404
E: karin.dieperink (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Supportive care, rehabilitation, family nursing.



Kasper Rørdam Jensen, MSc in Physics
Roles: PhD student

Specialty: Cancer Research
Institution: Department of Clinical Research (SDU) and Laboratory of Radiation Physics (OUH)
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: Work: +45 2979 6468, Home: +45 2061 2487
E: kasper.roerdam.jensen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Cone Beam CT, Functional imaging of lungs.



Kim Brøsen, Professor, Chief Physician, Dr.med.
Roles: responsible for clinical pharmacology, WP2-WP7

Specialty: Clinical Pharmacology
Institution: University of Southern Denmark and Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:


T: +45 65503751
E: kbrosen (at) health.sdu (dot) dk  
Research interests: pharmacogenetics



Kaare Christensen, Professor, MD, PhD, DMSc
Roles: Head of Research, WP1 leader

Specialty: Professor of Epidemiology
Institution: University of Southern Denmark, The Danish Aging Research Center
Contact Info:


T: +45 6550 3049
E: kchristensen (at) health.sdu (dot) dk  
Research interests: Epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, twin studies, aging, age-related diseases, reproduction, fertility, congenital malformations, fetal programming, life-course epidemiology



Lars Bastholt, MD DPM
Roles: Supervisor and researcher

Specialty: Oncology
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr Boulevard 29, DK-5000 Odense C

T: NA
E: lars.bastholt (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Treatment of metastatic melanoma in elderly pts.



Lars Erik Matzen, Head of Department, MD, Ass. Prof.
Roles: WP6 leader

Specialty: Geriatric and Internal Medicine
Institution: Department of Geriatric Medicine G, Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65414624
E: lars.matzen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Comprehensive geriatric assessment



Lars Lund, Professor, Consultant, Head of research, DMSci, FCS(hk)
Roles: WP3 leader

Specialty: Urology and Surgery
Institution: Department of urology, Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 5140 8982
E: Lars.Lund (at) Rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Urological cancers, Cryo treatment, ESWT treatment, Stem cells, laparoscopy, Young doctors training



Lene Kongsgaard Nielsen, MD, Specialist in Haematology
Roles: Clinical assistant, Haematological Research Unit

Specialty: Haematology
Institution: Haematological Research Unit, Haematological Department, Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Kløvervænget 10, 12. Floor, Odense University Hospital
5000 Odense C
T: +45 2284 6973
E: lene.kongsgaard.nielsen (at) Rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Quality of life, Multiple myeloma and Haematological malignancies



Lisbeth Rosenbek Minet, Ph.D.
Roles: Member of the AgeCare Team, work package Supportive Care (complications and adverse effects) - WP7

Specialty: Physical Therapy
Institution: Institute of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark and Department of Rehabilitation, Odense University Hospital.
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 24459307
E: lisbeth.minet (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Rehabilitation, gerontology, falls.



Lorelei Mucci, ScD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Roles:
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health,
Co-Leader, Cancer Epidemiology Program, Dana Farber-Harvard Cancer Center, WP1
Specialty: Cancer Epidemiology
Institution: Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Contact Info:
677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 920e
Boston, MA 02115
T: +1 617-432-1732
E: lmucci (at) hsph.harvard (dot) edu  
Research interests: The epidemiology of prostate cancer risk and progression within cohorts of men from the United States and Scandinavia, with an emphasis on biomarker studies, including circulating markers, inherited genetic susceptibility markers, as well as tumor biomarkers.



Mads Hvid Poulsen, MD, PhD, Post doc
Roles: Post Doc
Datamanager at the Clinical Research Unit
Specialty: Urology
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 2176 5418
E: mads.poulsen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Prostate cancer, elderly, ADT



Marcia van Riper
Roles: Consultant, WP7

Specialty: Nursing/Psychology/Ethics
Institution: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Contact Info:
Carrington Hall CB#7460, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill,
Chapel Hill, US, 27599
T: +1 919-966-4284
E: vanriper (at) email.unc (dot) edu  
Research interests: Families living with genetic conditions, Family experience of illness, Family Focused Interventions



Maria Lyng, PhD, Post.doc
Roles: WP2

Specialty:
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45
E: (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests:



Marianne Ewertz, M.D., DMSc.
Roles: Professor in breast cancer, WP1,
Head of Clinical Research Unit
Specialty: Clinical Oncology
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 3058 8167
E: marianne.ewertz (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: breast cancer treatment,
late effects, clinical epidemiology



Martin Bak, MD, Head of Dept.
Roles: WP2-WP7

Specialty: Pathology
Institution: Dept. of Pathology, Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65414809
E: martin.bak (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Breast cancer



Martin Røssel Larsen, Professor
Roles: Head of Center for Clinical Proteomics, Odense, WP2

Specialty: Characterization of proteins and post-translational modifications using biological mass spectrometry
Institution: University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:

T: +45 60111872
E: mrl (at) bmb.sdu (dot) dk  
Research interests: Method development for characterization of post-translational modified proteins.
Protein phosphorylation as a mean of regulating cellular events. Applications in brain development, nerve-terminal signaling, neuronal stem cell development and differentiation, pro-inflammatory cytokine signaling and glucose signalling in pancreatic beta cells and cancer metastasis and development.
Glycosylated proteins and their implication in diseases like cancer and cancer metastasis and development, in brain development and their use as biomarkers.
The role of PTM cross-talking in fine tuning molecular and cellular processes.
Proteome based biomarker discovery and validation.



Matti S Aapro, M.D.
Roles: Dean, WP5+WP6

Specialty: medical oncology
Institution: Clinique de Genolier, Switzerland
Contact Info:
P.O. Box CASE POSTALE 100, 3 route du Muids
1272 Genolier, Switzerland
T: +41 223669136
E: maapro (at) genolier (dot) net  
Research interests: Breast cancer, supportive care, geriatric oncology



Michael Bau Mortensen, professor, MD, DMSc, Ph.D.
Roles: WP3+WP5

Specialty: Surgical Gastroenterology, Surgery, HPB Surgery
Institution: Upper GI Section, Endoscopic Unit & Center for Surgical Ultrasound
Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65411857
E: Michael.bau.mortensen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Advanced pretherapeutic imaging in GI cancer, minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment, upper GI tract cancer, HPB cancer



Michael Boe Møller, MD, D.M.Sc
Roles: WP2-WP7

Specialty: Pathology
Institution:Odense University Hospital, department of pathology
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65414386
E: Michael.Boe.Moeller (at) rsyd (dot) dk
Research interests:



Milad Hanna
Roles: Specialist Urologist, WP3

Specialty: Urology
Institution: Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Contact Info:
Lithotripsy Unit, Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF, UK
T: +44 20 3311 5035
E: milad.hanna (at) imperial.nhs (dot) uk  
Research interests: Kidney stone Management, New applications of Shockwave therapy, -Vascular /Orthopaedic, -Erectile Dysfunction, -Diabetic Nephropathy



Morten Gjerstorff, Associate professor
Roles: Translational research in WP2

Specialty: Molecular cell biology
Institution: IMM - University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:


T: +45 21261563
E: mgjerstorff (at) health.sdu (dot) dk  
Research interests: Molecular mechanism of senescence and cancer development



Nadine Bruckmann, Md. Ph.d.
Roles: WP2

Specialty:
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45
E: (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests:



Nessn H Azawi, Consultant urologist
Roles: WP3

Specialty: Urology
Institution: Roskilde hospital
Contact Info:


T: +45 26393034
E: nesa (at) regionsjaelland (dot) dk  
Research interests: Urology/surgery



Niels Abildgaard, Professor, Chief Consultant, DMSc
Roles: Head of the Clinical Research Unit, Department of Haematology
WP5 leader
Specialty: Haematology
Institution: Department of Haematology X, Odense University Hospital, Odense
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65411155 / +45 23221584
E: niels.abildgaard (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Multiple Myeloma



Nils Brünner, MD, Professor, DMSc.
Roles: Centre Director of Sino-Danish Breast Cancer Research Centre and head, Section of Molecular Disease Biology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagn.
WP2
Specialty: Translational cancer research with a specific focus on drug resistance and biomarkers
Institution:
Contact Info:
Section of Molecular Disease Biology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen, Strandboulevarden 49 2100 Copenhagen Ø
T: +45 35332828
E: nbr (at) sund.ku (dot) dk
Research interests:



Niels Christian Hvidt, Assoc. Prof., ThD
Roles: Researcher, WP7 leader
Specialty: Spirituality, Spiritual Care, Coping, Existential needs
Institution: Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:
J.B. Winsløws Vej 9
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65504325
E: nchvidt (at) health.sdu (dot) dk
Research interests: Existential and / or Spiritual resources of older cancer patients.



Niels Marcussen, Professor, Vice Head of Clinical Institute
Roles: Biobanking, WP2-WP7

Specialty: Pathology
Institution: Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65414800
E: niels.marcussen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Urologic pathology, renal medical diseases, stereology



Niels Qvist, M.D., DMSc
Roles: Professor in surgery, head of Surgical Research Unit
WP3+WP5
Specialty: Surgery and Surgical Gastroenterology
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 29694645
E: niels.qvist (at) rsyd (dot) dk
Research interests:Early cancer, Advanced colorectal cancer, Advanced gynaecological cancer (pelvic surgery), Surgical complications, Regenerative surgery.



Olfred Hansen, Professor, PhD, MPO, Head of Radiotherapy
Roles: Work package coordinator of WP 4

Specialty: Clinical Oncology (radiation and medical oncology)
Institution: Department Oncology, Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 24241588
E: olfred.hansen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Radiotherapy, Lung cancer, Treatment of the elderly



Per Pfeiffer, Professor, MD, ph.d.
Roles: Professor, WP5 leader

Specialty: Clinical Oncology
Institution: Odense University Hospital (OUH), University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65411590
E:per.pfeiffer (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Gastrointestinal cancer



Peter Bjørn Licht, Professor, MD PhD
Roles: WP3

Specialty: Cardiothoracic surgery
Institution: Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 65412425
E: peter.licht (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: General thoracic surgery, minimally invasive surgery



Peter E.Clark, M.D., Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery, Program Director, Urology Residency
Roles: Urologist, teacher, scientist, WP3

Specialty: Urologic Oncology
Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Contact Info:
A-1302 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232-2765, USA
T: +1-615-322-3807
E: Peter.clark (at) vanderbilt (dot) edu  
Research interests: Molecular biology of genitourinary malignancies.



Rikke Faebo Larsen, physiotherapist
Roles: ph.d.student

Specialty: Hematology and physiotherapy/rehabilitation
Institution: Department of Hematology, OUH
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 4732 4752
E: rfl (at) regionsjaelland (dot) dk  
Research interests: Cancer, rehabilitation and physiotherapy



Rikke Leth-Larsen, Associate Prof., ph.d
Roles: Translational research related to cancer in the elderly, mainly identification of biomarkers associated to outcome and toxicity in younger vs. elderly patients. Involved in WP2.
Specialty: Molecular Cancer Research, Biomarker discovery
Institution: Department of Cancer and Inflammation Research, Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:


T: +45 65503913
E: rllarsen (at) health.sdu (dot) dk  
Research interests: Translational cancer research, biomarker discovery, metastasis, cancer stem cells, triple negative breast cancer, molecular oncology, Immunology



Romy Mahrer-Imhof, Prof, PhD, RN
Roles: Professor family-centered care, program director MScN,
WP7
Specialty: Family Nursing
Institution: Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Nursing
Contact Info:
Technikumstr. 71 , CH-8401 Winterthur

T: +41 58 934 6344
E: romy.mahrer (at) zhaw (dot) ch  
Research interests: Nursing research, families of the elderly, chronic illness and self management



Rune Slot Thing, Md. Ph.d.
Roles: WP4

Specialty:
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45
E: (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests:



Sambavy Nadaraja, MD, PhD student
Roles: WP6

Specialty: Oncology
Institution: Department of Oncology, Odense University Hospital/Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29, 5000 Odense C

T: +41 6127 7750
E: sambavy.nadaraja (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Geriatric Oncology, Comorbidity, Biomarkers in the Elderly, Chemotherapy in the Elderly



Sarah Darby, Professor
Roles: (i) Professor of Medical Statistics (ii) Honorary Professor in Radiotherapy
WP7
Specialty: Medical Statistics and Epidemiology
Institution: (i) University of Oxford
(ii) Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:
Clinical Trial Service Unit, Nuffield Department of Public Health,
University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
T: +44 1865 743864
E: sarah.darby (at) ctsu.ox.ac (dot) uk  
Research interests: Effects of radiotherapy, Late effects of cancer treatments.



Signe Harder, MD
Roles: PhD-student

Specialty: Oncology
Institution: OUH

Contact Info:
Sdr Boulevard 29, indgang 29, 5000 Odense C

T: +45 2538 2590
E: signe.harder (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Nausea and vomiting, advanced cancer, anti-emetics.



Stefan Starup Jeppesen, MD, PhD stud.
Roles: PhD stud.
 
Specialty: : Clinical Oncology
Institution: Department of Oncology
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 3050 2948
E: stefan.jeppesen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), elderly frail patient



Stine Brændegaard Winther, M.D., PhD student
Roles: PhD stud./WP5
 
Specialty: : Clinical Oncology
Institution: Odense University Hospital, Sdr. Boulevard 29, 5000 Odense C, Denmark
Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark,
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 2860 1058
E: stine.winther (at) rsyd (dot) dk   
Research interests: Geriatric oncology, gastrointestinal cancer



Søren M. Bentzen, Professor, Ph.D., D.M.Sc.
Roles: Director of the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics,
Director of the UM Greenebaum Cancer Center Biostatistics Shared Service, WP4

Specialty: : Epidemiology and Public Health, Radiation Oncology
Institution: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Contact Info:
660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall 109D,
Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
T: +1 410-706-8505
E: SBentzen (at) som.umaryland (dot) edu  
W: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/facultyresearchprofile/viewprofile.aspx?id=26051
Research interests:



Tahir Masud, Professor
Roles: Professor of Geriatric Medicine
WP6
Specialty: Geriatric Medicine
Institution: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK and Visiting Professor Department of Geriatric Medicine, Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark
Contact Info:
Department of Geriatric Medicine, B Floor, South Block,
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
T: +441159249924 extension 62511
E: tahir.masud (at) nuh.nhs (dot) uk  
Research interests: Frailty, Sarcopenia, Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, Falls, Osteoporosis



Thea Otto Mattsson, MD PhD, Post Doc
Roles: 50% Post Doc and 50% Fellow in Clinical Oncology

Specialty: Clinical Oncology
Institution: Department of Clinical Oncology, Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 4081 8245
E: thea.otto.mattsson (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: At home treatment and Supportive Care, Patient Safety and measurement of patient safety indicators, Electronic Prescription, Medication Errors, Adverse Events.



Thomas Stauffer Larsen, Consultant Hematologist, PhD, Associate Professor
Roles: WP5

Specialty: Hematology
Institution: Department of Hematology, Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 21450236
E: thomas.stauffer.larsen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms, Malignant lymphomas.



Tine Schytte, MD, consultant, ph.d.
Roles: Involved in WP4

Specialty: Clinical Oncology
Institution: Department of Oncology, OUH
Contact Info:Sdr. Boulevard 29, 5000 Odense C, Denmark


T: +45 4023 9193
E: Tine.Schytte (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Lung cancer, radiotherapy, radiotherapy induced toxicity, Stereotactic radiotherapy (SBRT), treatment of elderly patients



Tove Lindhardt, Senior researcher, PhD
Roles: WP7

Specialty: Geriatric nursing research
Institution: Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev, Department of internal medicine
Contact Info:


T: +45 3868 4798 / mobile +45 2348 0748
E: tove.lindhardt.damsgaard (at) regionh (dot) dk  
Research interests: Frail elderly patients, family and patient participation, empowerment



Trine Lembrecht Jørgensen, MD, PhD
Roles: Specialist registrar, postdoc.

Specialty: Clinical Oncology
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Sdr. Boulevard 29
5000 Odense C
T: +45 2463 7561
E: trine.joergensen (at) rsyd (dot) dk  
Research interests: Polypharmacy, comorbidity, gynecological cancer



Ulrich Heide Køhler, cand. oecon./Master of Science in Economics
Roles: Webmaster, WP1-WP7
Datamanager at the Clinical Research Unit
Specialty: Datamanagement
Institution: Odense University Hospital
Contact Info:
Bloomington, USA / Odense, Denmark

T: +45 5360 9363
E: uhk (at) braintrust-consult (dot) dk  
Research interests: Developing databasesystems/e-CRF/websites,
evaluating large datasets, statistical analysys, economics