Project Reports




Grants Awarded in 2013 (reports will be published in the spring of 2015)

Principal Investigator Project

Barkardottir, Rosa Bjork

Molecular Epidemiology of Familial Breast Cancer in the Nordic Countries

Bjørge, Tone

Pregnancy characteristics and maternal cancer: A joint Nordic study

Dickman, Paul

Nordic cancer survival query system: A web-based platform for presenting estimates of cancer patient survival to patients

Dillner, Joakim

Optimisation of HPV-based cancer control strategies

Grotmol, Tom

Norwegian-Swedish genome wide association study of testicular cancer with special focus on coding regions

Hellström Lindberg, Eva

Nordic MDS Group (NMDSG) Clinical Trial program and new biobank and molecular platform to improve outcome for patients with MDS

Johnsen, Hans Erik

Prognostic Classification and Prediction of Clinical Resistance in Multiple Myeloma - EMN-02 / NMSG 19/10

Jönsson, Göran

Molecular epidemiology of familial ocular and cutaneous malignant melanoma; a Swedish-Danish collaboration

Lagergren, Jesper

Influence of obesity surgery on cancer risk in a Nordic population-based cohort study

Li, Jiong

Medication during pregnancy and cancer risk in offspring: a cohort study in 2 million children in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland

Mustjoki, Satu

The nordic CML study group: Immunological evaluation of factors related to the successful therapy discontinuation

Nordin, Karin

PhysCan-Physical training and cancer

Peltomäki, Päivi

Search for novel high-penetrance susceptibility genes for familial colorectal cancer from Finnish and Danish cohorts

Pukkala, Eero

Work and cancer: in-depth studies initiated by the NOCCA project

Schmiegelow, Kjeld

Exploring and improving thiopurine/methotrexate maintenance therapy of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Tammela, Teuvo

Prostate cancer screening in Finland and Sweden - why is the efficacy so different?

Wiklund, Fredrik

Genetic epidemiology of prostate cancer prognosis






Grants Awarded in 2012 (reports will be published in the spring of 2014)

Principal Investigator Project

Barkardottir, Rosa Bjork

Molecular Epidemiology of Familial Breast Cancer in the Nordic Countries: Search for Novel Genes in High-Risk Families

Børresen-Dale, Anne-Lise

HER2 positive breast cancers and drug response; a Finnish-Norwegian collaboration

Grotmol, Tom

Norwegian-Swedish genome wide association study of testicular cancer with special focus on coding regions

Hellström Lindberg, Eva

Nordic MDS Group (NMDSG) Clinical Trial program and new biobank and molecular platform to improve outcome for patients with MDS

Johnsen, Hans Erik

Prognostic Classification and Prediction of Clinical Resistance in Multiple Myeloma - EMN-02 / NMSG19/10

Jönsson, Göran

Molecular epidemiology of familial ocular and cutaneous malignant melanoma

Li, Jiong

Medication during pregnancy and cancer risk in offspring: a cohort study in 2 million children in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland

Lynge, Elsebeth

Mammography: from a pragmatic to an individualised screening schedule

Mustjoki, Satu

The Nordic CML study group: Immunological evaluation of factors related to the successful therapy discontinuation

Pukkala, Eero

Work and cancer: in-depth studies initiated by the NOCCA project

Schmiegelow, Kjeld

Exploring and improving thiopurine/ methotrexate maintenance therapy of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Tammela, Teuvo

Prostate cancer screening in Finland & Sweden – Why is the efficacy so different?

Wiklund, Fredrik

Genetic epidemiology of prostate cancer prognosis






Grants Awarded in 2011

Principal Investigator Project

Barkardottir, Rosa Bjork

Molecular Epidemiology of Familial Breast Cancer in the Nordic Countries: Using Next Generation Sequencing in the Search for Novel Genes in Hight-Risk Breast Cancer Famillies

Børresen-Dale, Anne-Lise

Her2+ breast cancers and drug reponse; a Finnish-Norwegian collaboration

Bretthauer, Michael

NordICC – The Nordic-European Initiative on Colorectal Cancer

Brown, Peter de Nully

The Nordic Lymphoma Group: a bench-to-bedside approach to improve management and outcome of patients with malignant lymphoproliferative diseases in the Nordic countries

Høyer, Morten

Non-Surgical treatment of colorectal liver metastases

Lynge, Elsebeth

Mammography: From a pragmatic to an individualised screening schedule

Oldenburg, Jan

Prevention of germ cell cancer in Scandinavian males with testicular dysgenesis syndrome

Pukkala, Eero

Work and cancer: in-depth studies initiated by the NOCCA project

Rosenquist, Richard

Comprehensive Molecular Screening and Large-Scale Data Integration in a Population-Based Cohort of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Wiklund, Fredrik

Genetic epidemiology of prostate cancer prognosis






Grants Awarded in 2010

Principal Investigator Project

Brown, Peter de Nully

Nordic Lymphoma Group: A Nordic collaboration to combat malignant lymphoma

Hemminki, Kari

Collaboration on familial cancer in the Nordic countries

Lindberg, Eva Hellstrøm

Investigator-initiated Nordic MDS Group GCP trials to improve outcome for patients with MDS and associated leukemias, and increasing biological understanding through establishment of a Nordic MDS experimental platform

Lynge, Elsebeth

Mammography - from a pragmatic to an individualised screening schedule

Mellqvist, Ulf-Henrik

Nordic myeloma study group (NMSG) - organisation and trials

Rosenquist, Richard

Comprehensive Molecular Screening and Large-Scale Data Integration in a Population-Based Cohort of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia






Grants Awarded in 2009

Principal Investigator Project

Brown, Peter de Nully

Nordic Lymphoma Group - A Nordic Collaboration to combat malignant lymphoma

Brune, Mats

Phase III Clinical Study of Allogenic Stem Cell Transplantation with Reduced Conditioning (RICT) versus Best Standard of Care in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in First Complete Remission

Grotmol, Tom

A large population-based Swedish-Norwegian genetic association study of testicular cancer

Hemminki, Kari

Collaboration on familial cancer in the nordic countries

Hoff, Geir

NordICC - the Nordic European initiative on Colorectal Cancer

Jadersten, Martin

Pathogenesis and prognosis of MDS 5q-syndrome

Nevanlinna, Heli

Molecular Epdemiology of breast cancer risk and progression

Rosenquist, Richard

Comprehensive Molecular Screening and Large- Scale Data integration in a population-Based Cohort of Chronic -lymphocytic Leukemia

Sørbye, Halfdan

The Nordic PDEC study. A retrospective Nordic study on poorly-differentiated gastrointestinal neuroendocrine cancers

Waage, Anders

Nordic Myeloma Strudy Group - organisation and clinical trials






Grants Awarded in 2008

Principal Investigator Project

Alvegaard, Thor

Scandinavian Sarcoma Group (SSG). Centralized registration – an SSG musculoskeletal research and multidisciplinary approach

Hellström Lindberg, Eva

Investigator-initiated Nordic MDS Group GCP trials aiming at improving outcome for patients with MDS and increasing biological understanding of the disease

Hoff, Geir

NordICC – The Nordic initiative on colorectal cancer

Rosenquist, Richard

Scandinavian Population-Based Characterization of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - Importance of Molecular Characteristics and Etiological Factors for Prognosis

Rylander, Lars

Health outcomes among children whose fathers were treated for cancer. A register-based study comparing assisted and non-assisted conceptions.

Widmark, Anders

Follow and analysis up of the SPCG-7/SFUO-3 randomised trial, anti androgen treatment with or without Radiotherapy of locally advanced Prostate Cancer.Sub studies; Prostate biopsies 3 years after treatment, Mechanisms for rectal toxicity,and Blood collection for genetic prediction of side-effects.