Danish Cancer Society (DCS)
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.