Register-based epidemiology

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Unit profile


In our research, we use cohort- and register-based information in individuals to investigate primarily metabolic- and lifestyle factors in relation to cancer risk and prognosis, with the addition of genetic information in some studies. The larger projects driven by our group are the Northern Europe-based Metabolic syndrome and Cancer project (Me-Can), and a Sweden-based project on prostate cancer. Me-Can includes around 800,000 individuals and 80,000 incident cancer cases amongst whom we and Me-Can collaborators investigate relationships between metabolic factors and cancer risk. In the Swedish studies on prostate cancer, we investigate metabolic factors and disease in detail by tumour characteristics and progression. Several Swedish cohorts and national registries are included in these studies. An upcoming large project is the Obesity and Disease Development Sweden (ODDS) study, in which the association of obesity level and weight changes with the risk of disease, cancer in particular, will be investigated a

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Collaborations the last five years

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