The Scientific Committee
The scientific committee comprises one member with scientific competence from each member country appointed by the NCU Board after recommendations from the national cancer societies.
The tasks of the committee are:
• to assess scientific grant applications, secure high scientific quality and formulate recommendations regarding the applications to the Secretaries-General for their decisions on grants
• to give consultation concerning strategic projects regarding research to the Secretaries-General for their decisions on grants
• to evaluate funded research and follow-up on the application of the results in the Nordic countries
The scientific committee is invited to an annual meeting and to the meeting for the Committee of Representatives held every third year.
Medlemmer af NCU’s Videnskabelige Komité 2015-2018
Thorunn Rafnar, Biolog, Ph.D, afdelingsleder i Cancer Decode Genetics, Island.
Formand for komitéen.
Johan Poulsen, overlæge og urolog på afdelingen for Urologi på Ålborg Universitetshospital, Danmark. Derudover deltids urolog på Kings College Hospital, London
Elsebeth Lynge, professor, mag.scient.soc, ved Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab, Danmark.
Klaus Peter Elenius, Phd, Professor of medical biochemistry, University of Turku, Finland.
Klas Kärre, Phd, Professor i molekylär immunologi vid Karolinska Institutet og ordförande i Cancerfondens forskningsnämnd.
Kristina Kjærheim, overlæge og næstleder i afdeling for forskning hos Kræftregisteret, Norge.
Medlemmer af NCU’s Videnskabelige Komité 2012-2014
From the Faroe Islands:
Johan Poulsen, chairman of the committee. Physician and urologist at the Division of Urology at Aalborg University, Denmark. In addition, part-time urologist at King's College Hospital, London
Elsebeth Lynge, Professor, mag.scient.soc, at the Department of Public Health, Denmark.
Jorma Keski-Oja, Professor at Helsinki Universitet, Finland.
Eva Hellström Lindberg, Professor, physician, researcher, employed at the Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge.
Kristina Kjærheim, Chief and Deputy Head of Department for Research in Cancer Registry, Norway.
Asgerður Sverrisdóttir, consultant and employee of "Landsspitali" in Iceland, member of the committee.
Thorunn Rafnar, Biologist, Ph.D., Head of Cancer Decode Genetics, Iceland, is an alternate member of the Board from September to 1 January 2013 while Ásgerður Sverrisdóttir is on leave.