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Nordic collaboration cancer care pathways

Nordic collaboration cancer care pathways is a multidisciplinary research and experience exchange network.

The aim is to inspire and to conduct multidisciplinary and cross-country comparative research of the function, impacts and effectiveness of the standardized cancer pathways that have been developed in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Annual meeting the 7th of November

Welcome to the annual meeting which takes place in Trondheim, Norway the 7th of November. The purpose of the meeting is to learn more, inspire and meet for multidisciplinary and cross-country comparative research of the function, impacts and effectiveness of the cancer patient pathways. The official language of the conference is English. Registration deadline is 1st September.

Invitation to the meeting in Trondheim, Norway (PDF, new window)

Register to the meeting

Research project grants

Nordic collaboration cancer care pathways has decided on applications to be awarded research project grants within research on pakkeforlob/cancer patient pathways.

  • Disparities in route to diagnosis and time-to-treatment. 100 000 DKK. Project manager: Bolette Dankert
  • Assessment of variations in monitoring of standardized cancer patient pathways. 100 000 DKK. Project manager: Bolette Dankert
  • Mobilizing for a reform; a comparative study of the introduction of Cancer Patient Pathways in three Nordic countries. 15 000 DKK. Project manager: Per Magnus Maehle
  • Cancer patient pathways in primary care. 50 000 DKK. Project manager: Line Melby
  • Multidisciplinary treatment conferences in cancer care; granting equity of care in ovarian cancer? 100 000 DKK. Project manager: Mef Nilbert

The pupose of the grant is to support Nordic collaborations within research on pakkeforlob/cancer patient pathways. Participation is required from at least two Nordic countries.

Awarded research project grants within research on pakkeforlob/cancer patient pathways (PDF, new window)

Ongoing collaboration

We believe we can learn from each other better via comparative research. The collaboration supports and coordinates Nordic research projects. Areas with ongoing collaboration:

  • Diagnostic centers, Charlotta Sävblom (charlotta.savblom@sll.se)
  • National cohorts, Bolette Dankert (boda@cancer.dk)
  • Patient experience, Lisa Åkesson (lisa.akesson@regionostergotland.se)
  • Coordinators, Øyvind Antonsen (oant@ahus.no)
  • Individualization vs standardization, Erna Håland (erna.haland@ntnu.no)
  • Crowding out/Side effects, Bonnie Poksinska (bonnie.poksinska@liu.se)

The network is supported by the Nordic Cancer Union and Confederation of Regional Cancer Centres in Sweden.

Steering committe 

Denmark

Linda Aagaard Thomsen, Kræftens Bekæmpelse, (lath@cancer.dk)
Henry Jensen, Research Unite for General Practice, Department of Public Health, Aarhus university (henry.jensen@feap.dk)

Norway

Line Melby, PhD, seniorforsker SINTEF, (line.melby@sintef.no)
Sissi Leyell Espetvedt, Fagleder onkologi, Helsedirektoratet, (sissi.leyell.espetvedt@helsedir.no)

Sweden

Helena Brändström, PhD, Samordnare nationella vårdprogram & standardiserade vårdförlopp Regionala cancercentrum i samverkan, Sveriges kommuner och landsting, (helena.brandstrom@skl.se)
Marcela Ewing, Med.dr. Specialistläkare allmänmed/onkologi. Regional processägare Tidig upptäckt, (marcela.ewing@rccvast.se)


Sidan uppdaterad: 20 juni 2019