Our clinical vision: Together with the patient, we find the best treatment
Department of Oncology at Aarhus University Hospital is one of the leading oncology departments in Denmark. The department is responsible for general oncology as well as highly specialised oncological treatments in Central Denmark Region. Moreover, the department is responsible for treatment and care of patients with a number of oncological diagnoses from all over Denmark.
We offer evidence-based treatment to patients with all types of cancer diagnoses. Radiotherapy treatment protocols are planned in a close collaboration with the Danish Center of Particle Therapy to optimize and individualise treatment for each patient. Excellence in patient treatment is the key focus of the department, and this is supported by internationally renowned research and innovative solutions.
Research at the Department of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital
Department of Oncology at Aarhus University Hospital is closely affiliated with Aarhus University and holds a strong tradition for high quality research. Our research activities have in several cases been game changing, and have resulted in national and international clinical guidelines.
The framework for our scientific ambitions are to improve the general health of the population through 1) research, 2) talent development, and 3) knowledge exchange with the scientific society, patients and their relatives, as well as policy makers.
Our current patients are treated according to evidence-based principles. We strive to the best of our capacity – and beyond – to conduct highly ambitious scientific research aimed at constantly improving clinical care.
The research environement
Cancer research is fully integrated in our clinical work at Department of Oncology.
- We see patients who are part of clinical protocols in our everyday clinical practice. We are also fortunate to house a comprehensive cancer research lab enabling both in vitro and in vivo studies. Our extensive lab-facilities combined with a well-established large-scale clinical trial unit create an excellent environment for high-performance cancer research.
- Medical physics research at the Department of Oncology is at the forefront of the technological development with highly sophisticated facilities for experimental research, computer simulations and mathematical modeling. This environment provides support for internationally recognized research in radiotherapy.
- We perform high-level psychosocial cancer research as well as research in palliation in both observational and interventional study designs. Recently there has been a growing interest in late effects of cancer treatment resulting in a series of nationwide studies.
Translational cancer research
Translational research translates pre-clinical findings into daily clinical practice and vice versa.
- We strive to support our clinical studies with a biological understanding obtained through pre-clinical models.
- We acknowledge the mutual need for pre-clinical and clinical research to constantly interact and prioritise a translational focus and mindset in all research projects at our department.
- We design all studies with focus on the potential long-term clinical perspectives. Similarly, when designing clinical protocols, they are preferably supplemented with a relevant pre-clinical protocol.
Clinical research generating evidence
A continuous focus on generating evidence-based clinical research is a high priority.
- We run a substantial number of clinical trials at our department and intend to increase this to allow the majority of our patients to participate in clinical trial protocols, investigator-designed and investigator-initiated protocols as well as protocols developed by the pharmaceutical-industry.
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