• Postal address

    Sdr. Skovvej 15, Forskningens Hus

    9000 Aalborg

    Denmark

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Clinical Cancer Research Centre (CCRC), Aalborg University Hospital (Aalborg UH) is a research collaboration between all departments at Aalborg UH involved in diagnostics, treatment and care of patients with cancer and is anchored in Department of Clinical Medicine and affiliated to the Faculty of Medicine both at Aalborg University. The CCRC is an integrated part of all highly specialised clinical departments in North Denmark Region within the cancer speciality.

CCRC is open to all interested within the cancer speciality at the hospital and university departments and is organized with a steering committee and a daily management with a chairman and secretary supported by a research secretariat.

Our research is multi-faceted and conducted in local, national and international collaborations. Key areas include personalised medicine, tumour cell biology, late complications to cancer treatment, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and mesothelioma, nutrition and cancer, and cancer epidemioloy. The clinical departments also take part in several national and international research groups and networks in clinical and basic cancer research.

CCRC is responsible for establishing and consolidating an education programme in clinical cancer research to educate researchers at a high professional level within clinical cancer research, cancer epidemiology, bioinformatics and biostatistics, as well as laboratory-based cancer research. Every other year CCRC offers a PhD course at the Doctoral School at Aalborg University.

CCRC strives to

  • Initiate and facilitate larger regional, national and international cancer research projects
  • Stimulate and inspire research projects across the different aspects of cancer
  • Strengthen possibilities to initiate and take part in clinical trials
  • Increase knowledge of the pathogenesis of cancer diseases
  • Develop methods to evaluate individual cancer treatment
  • Produce documentation of clinical effects for future implementation.

Special competencies and core functions within CCRC

  • Laboratory research including cell sorting, DNA sequencing and research in personalized medicine
  • Molecular diagnostics, clinical genetics, and pathology
  • Bioinformatics, biostatistics, and cancer epidemiology with special competencies in big data
  • Clinical research; investigator-initiated and company-sponsored protocolled treatment
  • Radiology and nuclear medicine
  • Oncology and radiotherapy
  • Experimental cancer surgery
  • Biobanks and clinical databases
  • Clinical research units.

The goal of CCRC is to bring these many competencies and core functions into play in joint research projects.

Read more about Clinical Cancer Research Centre and find contact information at www.kkfc.rn.dk.

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