The research centre at the Danish Cancer Society employs 250 researchers and staff. The Principal Investigator (Mette Sørensen) works at the Diet, Environment and Genes (DGE) Unit. This Unit has a strong profile within epidemiology, with many experienced epidemiologist, and support from both biostatisticians and data managers.
A major overall aim of the Unit is to identify risk factors (and preventive factors) for disease in the work- and external environment. The perspective in identification of risk factors in the environment is to facilitate prevention of disease. We study a broad range of topics of traditional and genetic epidemiology, within the areas dietary patterns, lifestyle, environment and work environment, including biomarkers and gene-environment interactions. Furthermore, the diet Cancer and Health cohort are placed at this Unit, together with extensive expertise in using this cohort.