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Research Areas

Research is one of the Cancer Registry’s main duties. Our research consists of population-based cancer research, screening, biobanks and linkage to other registers and existing studies. Our research projects span a range of disciplines from molecular biology to classic descriptive and clinical epidemiology.

Cancer biomarkers

The Cancer Registry has several current projects focusing on cancer biomarkers. The goal of these projects is to identify, develop and validate biological markers that can be used for early detection and increase knowledge about the mechanisms behind cancer development.

HPV-related Research

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common group of viruses that, in the most severe cases, can lead to cancer in the cervix, as well as other organs. The Cancer Registry is involved in several projects that aim to increase knowledge about HPV.

Physical activity and diet

Lifestyle factors such as physical activity and diet have been shown to affect the risk of several cancers. The Cancer Registry has several current projects examining the relationship between fitness and physical activity, diet and cancer risk.