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					THE DANISH
CANCER SOCIETY
ANNUAL REPORT

2008
THE DANISH
CANCER SOCIETY
ANNUAL REPORT
2008




                 THE DANISH CANCER SOCIETY TOWARDS 2015

                     VISION                                    MISSION                                          GOALS AND STRATEGIES
                     The Danish Cancer Society’s vision is a   With its populist base and the expertise and     Towards 2015, the Danish Cancer Society will
                                                               skills achieved through research, patient sup-   work on improving the situation of the can-
                     Life without cancer                       port, prevention and information activities,     cer-stricken and optimising all aspects of the
                                                               the Danish Cancer Society aims to:               cancer pathway.
                     This vision is realised by                • monitor and safeguard patient rights;
                     • preventing the development of cancer;   • identify problems and obstacles;               The cancer pathway includes all initiatives
                     • offering the possibility of a cure;     • offer professional and political advice;       and offers from research and prevention,
                     • helping those affected.                 • specify goals and possible solutions;          through therapy and care, to rehabilitation
                                                               • promote and head development and               and palliation.
                                                                 activities required to reach its goals;
                                                               • involve relevant parties;                      This goal applies to the Danish Cancer Soci-
                                                               • monitor and record results.                    ety’s own activities as well as the efforts for
                                                                                                                which the state is responsible.




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CONTENTS




    The management’s report                    6      Editors:                                Front page:
    Cancer research                            8      Communications manager                  “We Want to Win.” Let us all pull in the
    Prevention and information                20      Kurt Damsgaard (editor-in-chief)        same direction - a long-term information
    Patient support                           26      Jytte Dreier, information associate     campaign about the Danish Cancer Society
    Quality Department                        32                                              itself. The goal is to render the Society’s
    Local units                               36      Design and production:                  work and objectives more visible to the
    Marketing                                 42      Esben Bregninge Design                  Danes.
    Communications                            48      Translation: ad Astra Translators
    Finances                                  52      Circulation: 200
    Management, committees and organisation   78      Photos: Tomas Bertelsen and Colourbox
    Research grants                           81      Front page photo: Tomas Bertelsen
    List of local chairmen / local units      92      Print: Salogruppen
    Patients’ associations                    94
    Cancer counselling centres                95      ISSN: 1903-5896




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FOREWORD


                                                                                                                                                                                               THE
                                                                                                                                                                                               MANAGEMENT’S
                                                                                                                                                                                               REPORT




 WE WANT TO WIN
The Danish Cancer Society has been in existence for 80        with. We know this costs lives as well. Therefore, we          the sheep from the goats. If a treatment is effective, it
years now. Sadly, our work is no less needed. We are          must facilitate early and swift diagnosis.                     should be offered in Denmark. If it is dubious, the patient
Denmark’s largest disease-combating association and                                                                          should be advised against leaving.
enjoy great respect among the public—respect inspired         The cancer treatment has been completed. Everything
by deeply committed employees and volunteers.                 should be in order, then. But this is not what a very large    We want to win over cancer
                                                              part of cancer patients experience. They require rehabil-      The “We want to win” campaign continues. Because we
Through 80 years of persistent and focused efforts, the       itation, palliation or simply care. We must become far         need to render our work even more visible to the Danish
Danish Cancer Society has built up a massive stock of         better at supporting and aiding individual patients when       population. Our goal is for people to be able to live with
credibility.                                                  they are released from hospital.                               cancer rather than die from the disease in 15 years from
                                                                                                                             now.
This credibility means that politicians listen when we        Research funding available
speak. One example was when we proffered a demand             Many Danish cancer patients seek treatment abroad. An          In the Annual Report you can read about what the Dan-
for acute cancer treatment without unnecessary waiting.       ever increasing number of Danish cancer patients travel        ish Cancer Society has achieved and what we are going
This is because we were able to document that cancer          to other countries for cancer treatment.                       to do to prevent and fight the disease. Enjoy the read!
patients were waiting an average of 100 days or more
from first contacting their GP till starting treatment. And   Why do patients look beyond Denmark? Have they lost
we were able to document that every single day, this          faith in Danish doctors? The doctors actually have a quite
waiting time cost human lives.                                unique opportunity to accommodate patients’ needs and
                                                              instil hope. There is not a single therapy in the world they
Focus on the rest of the cancer pathway                       cannot refer to - if it can help the patient, that is.
We are now turning our attention to the rest of the can-
cer pathway—the time before and after treatment. We           Patients need to know whether or not the treatment
know Danish cancer patients start treatment later than        offered abroad is realistic. The Danish Cancer Society is
patients in the countries we usually compare ourselves        ready to make money available for research to separate         Arne Rolighed




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               THE MANAGEMENT’S REPORT
               Acute treatment of cancer is a great victory                      for the individual components of the patient pathway. All            One project is directed at the municipal level. The munici-
THE                                                                              cancer packages should have been fully implemented by                pality has an actual influence on and responsibility for the
MANAGEMENT’S   for Danish cancer patients. The Danish Can-                       the turn of the year 2008/2009. Positive feedback has been           work at all municipal workplaces, e.g. child-care institu-
REPORT
               cer Society is now turning its attention to                       given about the first package pathways described and                 tions and schools. Similarly, the municipality has direct
                                                                                 implemented at hospitals. The Danish Cancer Society has              responsibility for healthcare promotion in the workplace
               the rest of the cancer pathway                                    great expectations of compliance with all cancer packages,           for all its many employees. Finally, the municipality can
                                                                                 once the hospitals have their new equipment in place. The            ensure a higher level of physical activity among its citizens
                      hen Danish cancer patients see their cancer physi-         patients want it and need it. It is a source of great patient sat-   by means of focused urban planning. Together with three
               W      cian, they must be assured that the physician repre-       isfaction and confidence in the therapeutic system that their        selected municipalities we will focus on the so-called
               sents all the knowledge in the world within their cancer          diseases are taken seriously. Conversely, long waiting times         KRAM factors (Diet, Smoking, Alcohol and Exercise), since
               field. Patients must be able to trust that the physicians will    create anxiety and distrust in the health services. The Dan-         they can easily be integrated in the daily operations and
               offer them the best treatment available. If the treatment is      ish Cancer Society will monitor the cancer area and publish          daily life of municipal workplaces. From there, we can com-
               not provided in Denmark, it must be given abroad.                 waiting times for all cancer patients.                               pare with three other municipalities.

               At the same time, Danish cancer patients must be able to          New focal areas                                                      The Central Board of the Danish Cancer Society has allo-
               trust that the treatment offered by Danish physicians has a       In 2008, the Danish Cancer Society’s Committee of Repre-             cated DKK 100m over the next ten years for this and a
               documented effect, or rely on endeavours being made to            sentatives decided that the Society should focus on the              range of new preventive initiatives.
               obtain such documentation.                                        time before and after treatment, also in the coming years.
                                                                                 The Central Board has consequently allotted 4 x DKK                  From symptom to treatment
               The Danish Cancer Society will work towards a situation           100m over a ten-year period for the following priority               We know that Danish cancer patients receive treatment lat-
               where no cancer patients are unwillingly subjected to inef-       areas:                                                               er than patients in the countries we usually compare with.
               fective treatment in Denmark or abroad. To attain this                                                                                 We also know that this costs lives. We have set out to find
               objective, the Danish Cancer Society will continue to con-        •“Live Life”, which is about avoiding cancer.                        the causes together with the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
               tribute to facilitating research in new therapies.                •“From Symptom to Treatment”, which is about detecting
                                                                                  cancer as early as possible.                                        Studies show that patients often see their physicians too
               Acute cancer                                                      •“Rehabilitation”, about the post-treatment period and the           late. But we do not know the causes of this delay. We do
               In 2008, many cancer patients experienced shorter waiting          fight to regain as normal a life as possible.                       not know what influences the user’s/patient’s recognition
               times for cancer evaluation and treatment. Acute cancer           • “Voluntary Work”.                                                  of and reaction to symptoms. For instance, it could be relat-
               treatment without unnecessary waiting was a demand                                                                                     ed to scanty knowledge about the warning symptoms for
               made by the Danish Cancer Society back in the spring of           Live Life                                                            cancer or a need to enhance the information directed at cit-
               2007, when it was unequivocally documented that cancer            Over the years to come, the Danish Cancer Society will put           izens. These are some of the aspects we want to examine.
               patients were waiting an average of 100 days or more from         in an intense effort to ensure that fewer Danes get cancer.
               first contacting their GP until starting treatment.               In a joint effort with the Tryg Foundation and the Universi-         The doctor-patient interaction in the first phase of the diag-
                                                                                 ty of Southern Denmark, we are conducting a number of                nostic process could impact on the speed and efficiency of
               For cancer patients experiencing standard disease progress,       research projects on ways to get the population to follow            patient examination and diagnosis. We also want to look
               therapeutic pathways were developed during 2008, setting          advice on prevention and on gauging the effect of various            into whether GP behaviour underpins the patient’s loss of
               out upper time limits for treatment as well as responsibilities   preventive initiatives.                                              focus on the serious symptoms.

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A well organised and planned patient pathway from symp-             tiated a joint research partnership with the University of      The Society increasingly wishes to involve volunteers in
tom to treatment is dependent on swift examination of               Southern Denmark.                                               the work of preventing cancer and the work directed at
patients with cancer symptoms and referral to a specialist                                                                          cancer patients and relatives. Also in terms of associations,
or hospital with subsequent treatment. A joined-up path-            The municipalities need all the knowledge amassed at Dal-       events and political work, more volunteers are needed.
way is of major importance to the patient’s assessment of           lund, together with new knowledge, in order to provide
the quality of the entire therapeutic pathway.                      rehabilitation to all cancer patients in Denmark. In 2008,      Recent years have seen greater interest in volunteering in
We also want to look into how to handle patients who do             the Danish Cancer Society has attempted to involve politi-      general. We will attempt to benefit from this. If possible, the
not present with typical cancer symptoms.                           cians in securing continued funding and public anchoring        Danish Cancer Society will increase the number of volunteers
                                                                    of the Dallund project. We have done this to disseminate        in the Society from 3,000 at present to 6,000 – 7,000 by 2015.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Danish Cancer Soci-             existing knowledge and new research to all of Denmark’s
ety have allocated a total of DKK 30m for this joint effort.        98 municipalities. We have not yet succeeded, but will be       Research in strategic areas
                                                                    pursuing our efforts in 2009.                                   The Danish Cancer Society’s Strategic Committee (KBSU)
Cancer rehabilitation                                                                                                               was established in 2007 with a financial framework of DKK
Each year, approximately 30,000 Danes get cancer. After             The Society has allocated DKK 100m over ten years to can-       75m. The funds were earmarked for research and develop-
completing therapy, which is often a huge strain, more than         cer rehabilitation research.                                    ment in strategic areas. Where KBSU has granted funding
50 percent require rehabilitation. This is why it is important                                                                      for research, projects have been evaluated on the usual sci-
to continue and enhance research and development of the             Voluntary work                                                  entific terms. KBSU has distributed the overall framework
rehabilitative facilities on offer. There is currently a trend of   The Danish Cancer Society works to improve conditions           funding for projects in the fields of: Social disparity and
focusing on actual treatment but forgetting the period that         for the cancer-stricken and optimise all aspects of the can-    cancer; Follow-up to the study “The Cancer Patient’s
follows.                                                            cer pathway, including reducing the number that get can-        World"; Late sequelae; Palliation and pain; and Support to
                                                                    cer. The Danish Cancer Society wishes to step up citizen        research schools.
During the past six years, the Danish Cancer Society has            and user-related work in regions and municipalities. The
built a unique environment for cancer rehabilitation and            Danish Cancer Society must be visible to cancer patients,       KBSU has also recommended to the Central Board that a
related research at the Dallund Rehabilitation Centre. In           relatives, municipalities and regions.                          number of research professorships be established in the
order to secure the continued research effort, we have ini-                                                                         fields of late sequelae, palliation, surgery and diagnostics.

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KRÆFTFORSKNING
I 2008 uddelte Kræftens Bekæmpelse xxx millioner kroner til dansk kræftforskning. Pengene
går til xx forskere, som enten arbejder på et af Kræftens Bekæmpelses egne forskningsinsti-
tutter eller på et af landets universiteter eller hospitaler.

Formålet med at forske er at afsløre, hvorfor vi får kræft. Hvad er det, der udløser sygdom-
men? Hvordan kan vi bruge den viden til at blive bedre til at forebygge og behandle kræft?

På de næste sider følger nogle smagsprøver på, hvad Kræftens Bekæmpelses to egne insti-
tutter, Institut for Biologisk Kræftforskning og Institut for Epidemiologisk Kræftforskning har
udført i 2008, og hvad den eksterne forskning har drejet sig om.
CANCER RESEARCH
In 2008, the Danish Cancer Society dispensed DKK 214m for Danish cancer research. The
money goes to researchers, working either at one of the Danish Cancer Society’s own
research institutes or at one of the Danish universities or hospitals.

The point of the research is to reveal why we get cancer. What is it that triggers the disease?
How can we use that knowledge to become better at preventing and treating cancer?

The following pages offer a few tasters of what the Danish Cancer Society’s own two bodies,
the Institute of Cancer Biology and the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, have achieved in
2008 and what the external research has centred on.




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CANCER BIOLOGY RESEARCH




In their laboratories, the researchers attempt to understand what sort of biological mechanisms underlie cancer. They do this by, among other
things, culturing and studying cancer cells at close quarters, and by looking at diseased tissue that has been removed from cancer patients.


      he 118 employees at the Institute of Cancer Biology        mal, healthy cells turn into cancer cells. This involves cul-   cer will benefit from chemotherapy. They have also shown
 T    work on understanding the biological mechanisms            turing and studying normal and cancerous cells and exam-        that an analysis of three markers in a woman's cancer
underlying cancer. They all have that goal in common, from       ining tissue.                                                   tumour can reveal which anti-hormone therapy will be opti-
researchers, lab technicians and students to secretaries                                                                         mal for post-menopausal women diagnosed with hor-
and animal technicians. It is a question of both discovering     The Institute has given particular focus to research that       mone-sensitive breast cancer.
cancer as early as possible and developing the best thera-       facilitates a precise overview of each patient’s disease by
pies when cancer has struck.                                     measuring various markers in the patient, possibly enabling
                                                                 better tailoring of individual therapies in the process.
The world of the lab, with its white coats and advanced
world-class apparatus, is where the 79 scientific staff put in   Researchers from the Institute have discovered such a
their finest effort. This is where the biology of cancer is      marker in 2008, which is a genetic variety of a cell enzyme
studied and research is done into what happens when nor-         that can tell us whether women with spreading breast can-



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Basic research: the foundation of better treatment
Thanks to national and international cooper-                   that lack HER receptors. This has been documented in a        “Oestrogen-sensitive breast cancer is treated with anti-hor-
                                                               major, international patient study in which the Department    mones, substances that prevent the oestrogen hormone’s          CANCER
ation and many years of basic research, the                    participated.                                                 growth-stimulating effect on breast cancer cells. When a
                                                                                                                                                                                             BIOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                                                             RESEARCH
Department of Tumour Endocrinology has                                                                                       woman has passed the menopause, this can be done in two
                                                               “The study also revealed that patients with the HER recep-    ways: by using either the drug Tamoxifen or so-called
succeeded in propelling not just one but two                   tor called HER2 experience relapses sooner. With this         third-generation aromastase inhibitors,” says Katrine Hen-
research projects a good stretch of the way                    knowledge, it is important to be able to analyse the HER2     riksen, MSc.
                                                               receptor in cancer tumours correctly, and our results from
from petri dish to patient. In each their own                  2008 have shown that the presence and level of activity of    The researchers set out to examine whether it can be pre-
way, both can help predict the most benefi-                    the HER2 receptor can be decisive for the prognosis. Its      dicted if a woman operated on for breast cancer will bene-
                                                               presence at elevated levels, which is what the hospitals      fit more from additional treatment with aromastase
cial therapy for breast cancer patients                        currently look for, is not sufficient to go on,” Head of      inhibitors or Tamoxifen. They did so by analysing a series of
                                                               Department, Anne E. Lykkesfeldt, DSc., concludes.             markers in the first cancer tumour surgically removed from
       ne of the Department’s core areas for many years                                                                      85 women. They then compared the markers with the
O      has been the study of what happens when hormone-        The researchers have documented this finding in patient       treatment that the women had received and the course of
sensitive breast cancer cells become desensitised to           samples, and it shows that an activated form of HER2 is       their disease in the following years.
oestrogen – so-called oestrogen resistance. In this context,   indicative of the woman being at particularly high risk of
the Department has studied a group of growth factors, so-      responding more poorly to hormone treatment.                  “Our research showed that if the women’s original tumours
called HER receptors.                                                                                                        contained high levels of three oestrogen-regulating pro-
                                                               Basic research results may assist the choice                  teins, they clearly benefited more from aromastase
Researchers have shown that when breast cancer cells           between two treatment modalities                              inhibitor therapy. Women not exhibiting this profile bene-
become desensitised to oestrogen, their growth can be          A different project at the Department in 2008 focused on      fited equally well from treatment with Tamoxifen,” says
stimulated via the HER system instead. This knowledge is       selecting the best treatment for post-menopausal women        Katrine Henriksen.
important as it enables researchers to see that cancer         who are diagnosed with breast cancer requiring both sur-
tumours using HER receptors to control their growth are        gery and subsequent anti-hormonal treatment.
less affected by anti-oestrogen treatment than cancer cells




                                                                                                         Anne Lykkesfeldt and Katrine
                                                                                                         Henriksen study what happens
                                                                                                         when hormone-sensitive breast
                                                                                                         cancer cells become desensi-
                                                                                                         tised to oestrogen – so-called
                                                                                                         oestrogen resistance.




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                          Efforts target individual treatment

                          An important research effort at the Danish                efects in our DNA are what cause cancer to occur.      DNA throughout our lives. The common denominator of
CANCER                                                                       D      The defects can be congenital. We can inherit them     the two discoveries is that they supply pieces important to
BIOLOGY                   Cancer Society is aimed at tailoring cancer        from our parents, or they can arise due to the damage to      the larger picture of cancer biology.
RESEARCH
                          treatment to the individual patient. Several       which DNA is exposed throughout life. They can be
                                                                             caused by environmental impacts, e.g. tobacco smoke and       Genes can reveal if women
                          results from 2008 take doctors one step            the sun’s rays, and they can occur because of toxic prod-     benefit from chemotherapy
                          closer to this goal. Researchers have discov-      ucts from within our own cells. Damaging the DNA is, at       It will mark an important step in the progress towards indi-
                                                                             the same time, the objective of both radiation therapy and    vidual cancer treatment if physicians in future can predict
                          ered an enzyme which can reveal if women           chemotherapy—the most frequently used therapies.              whether a woman with breast cancer will benefit from a
                          with disseminated breast cancer will benefit       Unfortunately, some of the treatment will inadvertently       particular chemotherapy. This means that those who do
                                                                             affect healthy cells, thus causing some of the most serious   not stand to benefit from the therapy can avoid the serious
                          from a frequently used type of chemothera-         side-effects of cancer treatment.                             side-effects, such as hair loss and nausea, which they
                          py, and they have developed a method                                                                             would experience without their cancer being treated.
                                                                             During 2008, the researchers made two important discov-
                          which brings the individual genetic profile        eries in the field of DNA damage. One concerns a congen-      By examining more than 2,000 Finnish breast cancer
                          closer                                             ital defect in a gene called NQO1. The other is related to    patients, researchers have identified a genetic variety of an
                                                                             the repair system which corrects the defects arising in the   enzyme called NQO1. Women with disseminated breast



   "We have developed
        an entirely new
   method for screening
   the human genome,"
            says senior
             researcher
         Claudia Lukas.




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cancer and this particular enzyme variety will not respond
to treatment based on epirubicin, a very commonly used         Research school
drug.
                                                               Training researchers is a task that takes up much of the          Thus, going into 2009, the Institute still has sixteen PhD
“This is a major advance in the treatment of breast cancer.    everyday resources at the Institute.                              students, nine Masters programme students and a trainee
Today, no such markers are being used in the clinical treat-   A number of students have completed their education:              animal technician. The commitment to offer education at a
ment of the disease. And these so-called predictive mark-      • Two completed the three-year PhD programme                      high international level thus continues.
ers are very difficult to find due to the vast complexity of   • Four completed the two-year university Masters pro-
our genes and cell mechanisms,” says Professor Jiri Bartek,      gramme
Head of Department at the Institute of Cancer Biology. He      • One qualified as an animal technician.
headed the survey together with a Finnish colleague. Their
results were presented in the leading scientific journal,
Nature Genetics, late last summer.
                                                               Results in 2008                                                   Focal points in 2009
Healthy DNA requires life-long maintenance                     •The Institute published 39 scientific papers in leading          •Basic research into the molecular mechanisms leading to
Another major breakthrough in 2008 was that the                 journals.                                                         cell change and cancer.
researchers developed an entirely new method for screen-
ing the human genome.                                          •External support for the Institute amounted to DKK 31.3m         •Accelerated advancement of new research results for use
                                                                in 2008. The Institute’s budget totalled DKK 70.45m.              in patient therapies – known as translational research.
“The new method allows us to turn off all human genes,
one by one, and we can see for ourselves under a micro-        •In 2008, an important drive to ensure a shorter path from        •Participation in the establishment of a European network
scope how this affects the cell repair mechanisms. This         lab results to treatment options was committed to writing.        of comprehensive cancer centres and research centres in
way, we have reviewed man’s more than 22,000 genes and          The goal is to be achieved by means of more cooperation           order to generate a platform for world-class translational
discovered a particular group of genes responsible for          and the creation of an entirely new infrastructure in Euro-       cancer research.
guiding the repair proteins in the direction of the damaged     pean research, headed up by a group of 16 managers
DNA. Thanks to this new method, we have described an            from prominent European research centres, including              •Career development for young scientists.
important pathfinder, called RNF168, which was complete-        Julio Celis of the Danish Cancer Society.
ly unknown up to this point,” says senior researcher Clau-
dia Lukas, PhD.                                                •The Institute is continuing its participation in five EU-sub-
                                                                sidised research projects under the 6th and 7th frame-
Work is now continuing on characterising the function of        work programmes.
the guide genes and systematically examining the changes
they have undergone in a vast number of human tumours.         •The Institute has a large number of posts on international
                                                                scientific assessment panels and advisory committees. At
                                                                European level, the Institute is involved as a health
                                                                research consultant under the EU’s 7th framework pro-
                                                                gramme.

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CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY RESEARCH
        we get cancer? This question the starting
W hy dofor attempting to prevent cancerisand also part
  point
of the key to finding effective cancer therapies. The vast
majority of the 30,000 plus new cases of cancer diagnosed
annually in Denmark are believed to be attributable to par-
ticularities of the way we live or carcinogenic impacts from
our surroundings.

At the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology more than 60 sci-
entific staff are working to increase the sum total of our
knowledge about the causes of cancer.

The causes of around 35 percent of all cancer cases are cur-
rently known. Tobacco is the largest single factor, but there
are also many other known causes of cancer. These
involve, amongst others, substances in the working envi-
ronment, radioactive radiation, radon, UV radiation from
the sun, HPV infection, obesity, incorrect diet and insuffi-
cient exercise.

However, there is much to indicate that anything up to
about 80 percent of all cancer starts with our lifestyle or
with environmentally related stresses. That means that in
future we will be able to prevent more cases of cancer than
at present if we manage to pinpoint the individual causes.
It is this work that primarily occupies researchers at the
Institute.

Other important parts of the research involve finding fac-
tors (e.g. counselling, dietary advice and physical training)
which, in addition to medical treatment, have a bearing on
survival and quality of life for cancer patients, and shedding   People with a short education and low income have significantly
light on physical, mental and social late-onset reactions fol-   worse chances of surviving cancer. This is the finding of a compre-
lowing cancer disease.                                           hensive study which was performed by senior researcher Susanne
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                                                       Better prospects for the rich and well-educated
                                                       Research has long indicated that some can-                       today’s Denmark gives an unpleasant picture. For decades,
The rich survive cancer better                                                                                          we have worked on creating a welfare society with equal          CANCER
                                                       cer forms have a social bias. In the autumn                      access to healthcare and treatment. Yet we see great dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                         EPIDEMIOLOGY
Percentage of survivors five years after the diagno-                                                                                                                                     RESEARCH
sis was made, broken down by cancer types, gen-        of 2008, the Institute of Cancer Epidemiolo-                     parities. The day you get cancer, your social position plays
der and income                                                                                                          an important role in how long you will survive,” says senior
                                                       gy and the Prevention Department demon-                          researcher Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, PhD, who coordinat-
                                                       strated that people with a short education                       ed the research project at the Danish Cancer Society.

                                                       and low income have significantly worse                          “Not just those at the very bottom suffer from this social
Income             Low     High      Low      High
                                                       chances of surviving cancer                                      disparity. It is a gradually increasing effect depending on
Larynx                                                                                                                  how much you make, how well-educated you are and the
                                                              ize of pay packet and length of education are the two     other social circumstances we have examined. We can see
                    45       63        50      71
                                                        S     considerations that yield the most significant differ-    that who you are means a great deal for your chances of
Lung                                                   ence in how well cancer patients survive their illness. Con-     surviving cancer, notwithstanding the form of cancer you
                    7        8         9       10
                                                       sidering all cancer forms as a whole, 48 percent of men          get – be it cancer forms due to a lifestyle with tobacco,
                                                       with high salaries survive for more than five years. For the     alcohol and an unhealthy diet or biologically related cancer
Colon                                                  low-income groups, only 34 percent live this long. 62 per-       forms,” says Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton.
                                                       cent of women with high salaries survive as against only 49
                    40       46        45      65
                                                       percent of those on low incomes. The picture is almost the       Opening the way for even more research
Breast                                                 same with respect to education: people with a high educa-        More than 50 researchers from the Danish Cancer Soci-
                                                       tion stand a significantly better chance of surviving a can-     ety’s Prevention Department and the Institute of Cancer
                                       75      83
                                                       cer disease than those with little education.                    Epidemiology are behind the survey. The study is so com-
Cervix                                                                                                                  prehensive and carries so much weight that the acclaimed
                                                       Researchers discover great bias                                  European Journal of Cancer chose to publish the entire
                                       68      73
                                                       The researchers have examined data on all Danes of work-         study in a special edition of the journal as well as advancing
Prostate                                               ing age (born between 1925 and 1973). The number                 publication by almost a year in order to present the spec-
                                                       amounted to 3.2 million people, including the 147,973            tacular figures promptly.
                    47       56
                                                       diagnosed with cancer in the years 1994–2003. They then
                                                       drew a kind of atlas showing the bearing of social position      The great work pinpoints the situation, but not the under-
Melanoma
                                                       on cancer in Denmark.                                            lying reasons, and therefore opens the way for even more
                    47       82        87      92
                                                                                                                        research.
                                                       “We are surprised at the massive role disparity plays. Our
Leukaemia
                                                       attempted snapshot of what social position means in
                    45       56        49      57


All cancers
                    34       48        49      62



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               Major whole-grain research initiative
               Whole grains have a beneficial effect on a                        The importance of whole grain in the development of can-
CANCER                                                                           cer is not very well illustrated in international research. One
EPIDEMIOLOGY   number of lifestyle diseases and are proba-                                                                                         Research of international calibre
                                                                                 of the reasons is that most major research projects are con-
RESEARCH
               bly among the food groups with the greatest                       ducted in the USA, where whole grains are not part of the         The results of the Danish Cancer Society’s research activi-
                                                                                 diet for all practical purposes. The Nordic countries, on the     ties must be innovative and of a quality comparable with the
               preventive potential in respect to develop-                       other hand, have had a long tradition of whole grains in          best international research. One way of achieving this is by
               ing cancer. The Danish Cancer Society                             their diet, which provides a very unique opportunity to           combining data from interviews with cancer patients and
                                                                                 examine the effect of a diet with and without whole grains.       healthy control subjects with the results of blood or saliva
               heads a large, joint Scandinavian research                                                                                          samples collected – a field of research that is paving the way
               project to the tune of DKK 26m, which aims                        Young people do not eat enough whole grain                        for a greater understanding of the causes of cancer.
                                                                                 However, whole grains are disappearing from the Danes’
               to expand our knowledge of the beneficial                         diet. Today, 94 percent of the population get less than the       The researchers also benefit greatly from the fact that in
               effects of whole grains                                           officially recommended 75 grammes of whole grain a day.           Denmark it is possible to link cancer data from the Cancer
                                                                                 This is equivalent to a bowl of oatmeal and two slices of rye     Registry with data from Denmark’s many population-based
                                                                                 bread. The young, in particular, do not get enough whole          registries and biobanks.
                                                                 sub-
               W hole grains are very filling and therefore morewhite
                 stantial than refined grain products such as
                                                                                 grain.
                                                                                                                                                   The Danish Cancer Society currently makes use of such
               bread and ordinary pasta. They reduce the risk of over-           For this reason, the Danish Cancer Society has joined the         diverse sources in its cancer research as occupational case
               weight, and we know that overweight equates to an                 Whole Grain Partnership, which is a cross-disciplinary joint      histories from the Labour Market Supplementary Pension
               increased risk of cancer of the colon, breast and uterus, for     effort between authorities, healthcare organisations, retail      Scheme, historical addresses and kinship data from the
               instance. In addition, it is strongly suspected that, in and of   businesses and a number of food producers. The partner-           Civil Registration System, environmental databases and
               themselves, the many vitamins, minerals and other healthy         ship launched a campaign at the turn of the year, aimed at        geographical information systems. Also health-related reg-
               substances in whole grains reduce the risk of cancer of the       making the Danes choose whole grains first                        istries are used, such as the Patient Registry, the Central
               colon and possibly also breast cancer.”                                                                                             Psychiatric Registry and the Prescription Registry.

                                                                                                                                                   Thus, the research potential is practically inexhaustible. This
               Head of Department, Anne Tjønneland, MD, Danish Cancer Society,                                                                     places Denmark and the rest of the Nordic region in a partic-
               is in charge of the large-scale Scandinavian research project.                                                                      ularly favourable position internationally. And that potential is
                                                                                                                                                   being diligently exploited. Causally related cancer research in
                                                                                                                                                   Scandinavia has contributed far more to the international
                                                                                                                                                   amassment of knowledge about the causes of cancer than is
                                                                                                                                                   warranted by the limited size of the Nordic countries.

                                                                                                                                                   This ultimately benefits the prevention of cancer in Den-
                                                                                                                                                   mark. Global exchange of research results and greater gen-
                                                                                                                                                   eral knowledge about the causes of cancer are a basic pre-
                                                                                                                                                   requisite for advances in cancer prevention in all societies.

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Results in 2008
•Among the most important results for 2008 is a nation-        en cause to suspect that hormonal fertility treatment may         published the first study utilising a biological marker for
 wide survey of disparity in cancer (CANULI); see article      be the cause of ovarian cancer. The Institute has set up a        increased stress of the body with acrylamide.
 on page 15.                                                   cohort of more than 54,000 women who contacted fertil-
                                                               ity clinics in the period 1963-1998 for help in becoming         •Studies from the Institute have shown that Danish cancer
•In October 2008, the Institute hosted the Danish Cancer       pregnant. The group was followed in the Cancer Registry           patients are at highly increased risk of having to leave the
 Society’s annual symposium, which this time was entitled      in 2008. During an average follow-up period of 16 years,          labour market prematurely, either to go into early retire-
 “Progress in Cancer Epidemiology: Preventing and Sur-         156 women developed ovarian cancer. This is no more               ment or straight into unemployment. Of course, this puts
 viving Cancer”. The symposium was targeted at young           than expected compared to the Danish female popula-               a focus on some serious financial and psychological con-
 researchers, with the purpose of strengthening careers        tion in the same age groups.                                      sequences of cancer and the need to offer participation in
 within cancer epidemiology.                                                                                                     rehabilitation programmes after having had cancer.
                                                              •The Institute has contributed information about the link
•In a study of more than 11,000 Danish women tested for        between dietary habits, obesity and physical inactivity,         Measured in terms of scientific publications, 2008 was a
 human papilloma virus (HPV), we examined the scope of         and the risk of colon and breast cancers etc.                    busy year for the Institute. During the year, the Institute
 the infection in Denmark in 2008. The study showed that                                                                        published 74 reports from completed research projects in
 15 and 19 percent, respectively, of the 15 to 19-year-olds   •The substance acrylamide is present in a number of               medical and scientific journals with a broad international
 and 20 to 24-year-olds have two potentially dangerous         starch-rich foods such as cornflakes, crisps, fried pota-        readership. 2008 was completed with four new PhDs and
 types of HPV infection in the cervical mucous membrane.       toes and coffee. It has been shown to be carcinogenic in         one new doctorate.
                                                               animal studies. In 2008, the Danish Cancer Society, in a
•Studies conducted in the USA and other places have giv-       joint effort with the Technical University of Denmark,




Focal areas in 2009
•Social inequality in cancer. What are the underlying         •Environment and cancer. Monitoring and detection of               a part in cancer prevalence among the population, for
 mechanisms of the considerable socioeconomic differ-          new risk factors, e.g. radar radiation. Expansion of              instance? Does a whole-grain-rich diet have a preventive
 ences in the chances of surviving a cancer disease?           national monitoring of the risk of cancer in Danish trades        effect on prostate cancer or other cancers? Can a whole-
                                                               and industries. Development of better and biologically            grain-rich diet improve the prognosis after cancer?
•Prevention of cervical cancer through vaccination; e.g.       based methods for measuring air pollution. Does the par-
 for how long is the vaccination effective?                    ents’ occupation have any bearing on the risk of cancer in       •Rehabilitation. Research into methods for fast physical,
                                                               children and young people?                                        psychological and social rehabilitation after cancer.
•Causes of ovarian cancer. Comprehensive research is
 being conducted, including selected biomarkers.              •Effects of diet, physical activity and other lifestyle habits    •Late sequelae of cancer and cancer therapy.
                                                               on health. Does the Danes’ consumption of medicine play

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EXTERNAL RESEARCH
                                                              Examples of external research
       he large amount of money that the Danish Cancer
 T     Society dispenses for research every year not only     Copenhagen                                                 Herlev
goes to the Society’s own researchers. It also goes to can-   •Can the spread of cancer be prevented? DKK                •Precise dosage calculations for intensity-modulated
cer researchers from many different research institutions      1,650,000 to Niels Behrendt, DSc, PhD, Rigshospitalet      radiation therapy of cancer. DKK 442,800 to Ola
around the country, as well as Danish researchers abroad.     •Is ovarian cancer due to surface cell defects? DKK         Holmberg, PhD, Herlev Hospital
A total of DKK 76m was allocated to 79 research projects in    700,000 to Søren T. Christensen, PhD, associate profes-   •Can the immune system be activated to fight can-
2008, e.g:                                                     sor, University of Copenhagen                              cer cells? DKK 1,800,000 to Per Thor Straten, MSc,
                                                              •How a new group of enzymes functions in the                PhD, Herlev Hospital
                                                               healthy body and in case of cancer. DKK 6,000,000         •T-cell-based immunotherapy of patients with head
                                                               to Professor Kristian Helin, PhD, MSc, Biotech Research    and neck cancer. DKK 568,000 to Inge Marie Svane,
                                                               & Innovation Centre (BRIC), Copenhagen                     BM, PhD, Herlev Hospital
                                                              •How lacking DNA repair can lead to hereditary
                                                               breast cancer. DKK 270,100 to Michael Lisby, PhD,         Vejle
       4                                                       associate research professor, University of Copenhagen    •A greater understanding of the development of
                                                              •Can treatment of intestinal inflammation prevent           mole cancer to improve the potential for diagnosis
                                                               intestinal cancer? DKK 1,400,000 to Leif R. Lund, MSc,     and treatment. DKK 235,365 to Torben Steiniche, MD,
                                                               Rigshospitalet                                             consultant, Vejle Hospital
                                                              •Detecting the genes behind cancer stem cells in
                           Distribution of external            leukaemia. DKK 855,500 to Claus Nerlov, MSc, PhD,         Odense
                           research projects in                Rigshospitalet                                            •AMPK in renal cancer. DKK 75.136 to Professor Olaf-
                           Denmark                            •Development of a vaccine against kidney cancer.            Georg Issinger, Dr.rer.nat.habil, University of Southern
           35                                                  DKK 800,000 to Anders Elm Pedersen, BM, PhD, assis-        Denmark
                                                               tant professor, University of Copenhagen                  •250 selected genes: How do they work, and what is
                                                              •The cellular origins of breast cancer. DKK 750,800 to      their bearing on the occurrence and development
                                               6               Professor Ole William Petersen, MD, University of          of cancer? DKK 800,000 to Professor Jan Mollenhauer,
                                                   55
1                                          1                   Copenhagen                                                 PhD, University of Southern Denmark
                                                              •Characterisation of recently identified possible          •A new gene profile can predict the best therapy for
                19
                                                               oncogenes. DKK 600,000 to Bo Torben Porse, PhD,            breast cancer. DKK 1,446,100 to Professor Henrik J.
                                                               MSc, Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC),          Ditzel, PhD, MD, University of Southern Denmark
                                                               Copenhagen
                                                                                                                         Aarhus
                                                              Roskilde                                                   •Particle therapy – radiation treatment of the
                                                              •Time-resolved pH measurements in cancer cell               future? (see article on page 19). DKK 1,721,700 to Niels
                                                               compartments. DKK 562,000 to Thomas L. Andresen,           Bassler, MSc, PhD, Aarhus Hospital
                                                               MSc (Engineering), PhD, Danish Polymer Centre, Risø,      •The effect behind a new and more targeted cancer
                                                               Technical University of Denmark                            medicine. DKK 836,400 to Ole Jensen Hamming, PhD
                                                                                                                          student, Aarhus University

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                                                          World-class Danish-German partnership
                                                          Particle therapy is a form of radiation treat-                   Niels Bassler’s project mainly focuses on further develop-
•Improvement of a new, promising type of drugs in                                                                          ing particle therapy techniques. In 2008, this included           EXTERNAL
                                                          ment which involves radiation of the actual                                                                                        RESEARCH
 cancer treatment. DKK 907,600 to Rune Hartmann,                                                                           research into the radiobiology of carbon ions in particular,
 PhD, associate professor, Aarhus University              tumour while reducing damage to healthy                          but also research into new particles – antiprotons – that
                                                                                                                           might be usable in particle therapy at some future point. A
                                                          surrounding tissue. This makes particle ther-
Aalborg                                                                                                                    different research area in 2008 involved the use of comput-
•Can fish oil protect against breast cancer? DKK          apy particularly suitable in cases where the                     er models to simulate the behaviour of particle therapy
 1,266,500 to Professor Marianne Ewertz, MD, consult-                                                                      radiation in living tissue.
                                                          cancer tumour cannot be removed surgically
 ant, Aalborg Hospital
                                                          or grows in parts of the body which are                          “The answers from the two research areas will help doctors
England                                                                                                                    decide which type of particle radiation is going to be most
                                                          especially radiation-sensitive. Because the
•The regulatory role of the deubiquitinase USP1 in                                                                         suitable for a given patient, and which dosage should be
 DNA repair. DKK 426,000 to Vibe H. Østergaard, MSc,      method is gentle, it may be a good thera-                        administered. With our research, we are well on the way
 PhD, Cambridge, England                                                                                                   towards more effective and gentler radiation therapy,” says
                                                          peutic choice for children in some cases
                                                                                                                           Niels Bassler.
France
•Development of new PET tracers and therapeutics                article therapy and regular radiation therapy both         Niels Bassler’s work will find a direct clinical application in
 targeting the spread of cancer. DKK 885,600 to            P    work by reacting with other molecules in the body,         2009. Teamwork has been established between Aarhus
 Daniel Miotto Dupont, MSc, Orsay C., France              thus destroying hereditary material (DNA) in cells, for          University Hospital and the particle therapy facility in Hei-
                                                          instance. As a result, cancer cells either die or stop divid-    delberg, meaning that Danish patients may be included in
The Netherlands                                           ing. But in particle therapy, the healthy tissue surrounding     clinical trials in Heidelberg.
•HLA micro-array for detecting T-cells and identify-      the tumour only gets half the dose of regular radiation
 ing T-cell epitopes. DKK 440,000 to Sine Reker           treatment. This makes for fewer adverse effects, and the         “Aarhus University Hospital becoming partner is due to the
 Hadrup, MSc, Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Nether-   number of treatments can be reduced because each indi-           joint physics research already in place as well as the gener-
 lands                                                    vidual treatment is more effective.                              al standard of our clinical research. In particular, our proto-
                                                                                                                           cols on the treatment of head and neck cancer are unique,”
USA                                                       One of the Danish particle therapy researchers is Niels          Niels Bassler explains.
•Use of natural substances in a cancer vaccine. DKK       Bassler, PhD (Physics). He is employed at Aarhus Universi-
 483,000 to Lars Ulrik R. Nordstrøm, MSc, PhD, Memori-    ty Hospital and currently works in Heidelberg, Germany,          At the same time, head and neck cancer is a type of cancer
 al Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA                    where the world’s leading particle therapy facility is           that has proven particularly receptive to particle therapy.
•Alternative splicing in bladder cancer, mechanisms       expected to open for patients from all over the world in
 and effects of oncogenic and apoptotic molecules.        2009.                                                            The Danish Cancer Society’s Scientific Committee dis-
 DKK 528,000 to Mads Aaboe Jensen, MSc, Cold Spring                                                                        pensed DKK 1.8m for Niels Bassler’s research in 2008.
 Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA




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PREVENTION AND
DOCUMENTATION
The more we know about cancer and the origins of the disease, the more work there is for
the 58 members of staff and 38 or so part-time and dissertation students affiliated with the
Cancer Prevention and Documentation Department.

So how do we get more Danes to refrain from smoking and exposing themselves and their
surroundings to carcinogenic substances? How do we manage to set the dinner tables with
healthier food and less alcohol? How do we entice the sun-craving Danes into the shade by
midday, when the UV radiation is strongest? These are some of the issues to be resolved,
one by one.

Over the course of the next ten years, the Danish Cancer Society will allocate DKK 100m to
a new research partnership aimed at making us even better at translating all the good advice
into changes in actual behaviour. Also, the effects of the initiative will be gauged and exam-
ined to see if it is working for all segments of the population.




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Wonder Life – life-saving girl talk




The Danish Cancer Society’s Wonder Life campaign focuses on prevention of cervical cancer. 200 young women from all over Denmark, fronted by
three actresses, Neel Rønholt, Julie Ølgaard and Laura Christensen, are trained as ambassadors for how to prevent the disease.




Every three days, a woman dies of cervical                         “This is the first time a cancer disease can be vaccinated       cervical cancer from young people they know, they under-
                                                                   against; and combined with screening, the disease can            stand that it can strike them and their friends as well and
cancer in Denmark. The disease can be
                                                                   potentially be eradicated. But you have to get the message       that vaccination and screening is something to think
practically eradicated using vaccination and                       out among the young, and they can best do this them-             about,” says Mette Marie Espersen.
                                                                   selves. Among other things, they managed to spread a
screening. 200 young ambassadors for a
                                                                   Facebook application on the Internet to more than 39,000         Say yes to vaccination and screening
new campaign spread the message to their                           friends and friends of friends in just 20 days,” says Project    When the campaign has run for one year, the message out-
                                                                   Manager Caroline Winkel, who is behind the campaign              reach will be measured. The aim and desire is for eight out
girlfriends: Get vaccinated against HPV and
                                                                   with Mette Marie Espersen.                                       of ten 16 to 18-year-olds to hear about Wonder Life and to
participate in cervical cancer screening                                                                                            get many of them vaccinated against HPV. Looking a bit
                                                                   Spreading like rings in the water                                further ahead, the ambition is to have them act on their
       have been and still am very close to cancer, and it has     The women were provided with a number of tools for               knowledge so that 80-85 percent of the 23-year-olds see
 I     affected my life. If I can be a part in helping others so   spreading the message through blogs, lectures, press con-        their doctor for a smear test when they get their first invita-
that they can avoid having their lives infected with cancer,       tacts and generally using their networks. Some have set up       tion for a cervical cancer screening. Today, less than 60 per-
then it’s all worth it.                                            Facebook groups with several thousand members in total.          cent accept the offer.
                                                                   In addition, during the autumn and winter there were 15
This is one of the reasons given for being ambassador for          articles in national media and 27 articles in the local press.
the Wonder Life campaign, launched in the late summer of
2008. The 200 young women were equipped with informa-              “It has been exciting to see how quickly the message has
tion about cervical cancer and HPV – the virus that can            spread like rings in the water. The ambassadors are really
cause the disease.                                                 creative and efficient. When young women learn about

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X:IT – an offer to help municipalities combat smoking among
The X:IT project is a package of initiatives to                Many interested at conference                                     New norm: No smoking among the young
                                                               These are the main details of project X:IT, which was intro-      After the summer holidays in 2009, project X:IT sets to           PREVENTION AND
change elementary school pupils’ attitude to                                                                                                                                                       DOCUMENTATION
                                                               duced to 110 participants from half the Danish municipali-        work with seventh-graders from the municipalities that
smoking from hot to not. The X:IT concept                      ties at a conference last autumn.                                 have chosen to participate. The trend in young people’s
                                                                                                                                 smoking habits will be evaluated annually during the three-
is an offer to local authorities to boost the
                                                               “Some thought it would be difficult to meet all the require-      year project period. When the pupils eventually complete
prevention efforts they have been made                         ments, but the general impression was that many are posi-         the ninth grade, the final effect of project X:IT will be eval-
                                                               tive. They find it exciting and are eager to start, but it can    uated.
responsible for
                                                               be difficult to win over the rest of the municipality and find
                                                               the requisite resources,” says Louise Wohllebe, Project           Today, eight or nine percent of ninth-graders smoke daily.
      chools must be smoke-free, also for teachers and         Manager, Danish Cancer Society.                                   The goal is to reduce this number by 25 percent.
 S    parents. At the same time, schools must use a
defined, cross-disciplinary set of materials on smoking;       The municipalities are required to incorporate all elements       In addition to the daily smokers, some smoke at parties but
“Up in smoke,” developed by the Danish Cancer Society.         of the concept, as this is necessary to facilitate gauging        later pick up smoking every day.
                                                               whether the concept works. And the documentation
Parents must be knowledgeable about young people and           aspects constitute a very important part of the Danish Can-       “A lot happens in the transition from elementary school to
smoking, and have the tools to discuss smoking with them.      cer Society’s work.                                               youth education, so of course we want to influence them as
                                                                                                                                 well. The main objective of X:IT is to establish a common
The young people can enter into contracts with an adult,       “It can be difficult for municipalities to go the whole hog in    norm for young people not to smoke. Schools, leisure
committing themselves not to smoke. In return, they have       their prevention work because they cannot procure the             activities and adults must all send this signal, because if
a sparring partner in the adult, who undertakes to talk to     resources. But it is of immense importance to evaluate the        only one of these sources displays this attitude, it doesn’t
the girl or boy about smoking.                                 effect so that we can get the most health possible for what-      work,” says Louise Wohllebe.
                                                               ever little money there is,” says Director of Cancer Preven-
X:IT clubs give the young people some common experi-           tion Hans Storm.
ences that are not related to smoking, for instance parties,
concerts and outings.




                                                               Elementary school pupils’
                                                               attitude to smoking must be
                                                               changed from hot to not. X:IT
                                                               clubs aim to give the young
                                                               people some common experi-
                                                               ences that are not related to
                                                               smoking, for instance parties,
                                                               concerts and outings.


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                            Results in 2008
                            •Documentation of the effect of Denmark’s Cancer Plan I,      efforts. It turned out to be a potentially very profitable   •In collaboration with Allerød Municipality, home day-care
                             showing that it is particularly evident for cancer forms     prevention effort.                                            workers are trained to serve as health communicators
                             where surgery plays a large role. Overall, the three-year                                                                  and tackle issues related to children’s exposure to passive
                             survival rate rose from 44 percent to 51 percent for men,   •The joint campaign of the Danish Cancer Society and the       smoking. Work is also afoot to improve the health status
                             and from 55 percent to 59 percent for women.                 Tryg Foundation, “Turn down the sun between noon and          and health habits of employees in day-care institutions,
                                                                                          3 pm” also experienced a great increase in interest in        for instance by reducing noise and thinking in terms of a
                            •Analysis of the cohesion between social factors and can-     2008. The campaign attracted many visitors to the social      better food culture.
                             cer, conducted together with the Institute of Cancer Epi-    Internet networks Facebook and Myspace, with a self-
                             demiology. Those with the highest education and salaries     produced music video and a pocket-film competition.          •Formation of networks to identify common targets for
                             are at lesser risk of getting cancer and have better         Press mentions also doubled as compared to 2007 and           reducing traffic pollution.
                             chances of survival.                                         visits to the website, www.skrunedforsolen.dk, also more
                                                                                          than doubled.                                                •Several scientific papers on the Danes’ attitude to passive
                            •All 23 disease leaflets have been modernised and updat-                                                                    smoking, among other things based on a cultural analysis
                             ed to reflect the requirements and wishes of patients and   •Among the sun campaign’s new activities aimed at              showing how passive smoking in the private sphere is
                             relatives.                                                   changing the Danes’ sun habits was a joint effort with the    handled.
                                                                                          TV2 weather broadcast on the UV index and with zoos on
                            •European partnership on the financial and health conse-      animals’ behaviour in the sun.                               •Children and Grief has examined if having grief therapy
                             quences of involving GPs more in smoking cessation                                                                         groups in schools is a good idea, and it turns out that it




    The campaign of the                                                                                                                                Focal points in 2009
Danish Cancer Society
  and the Tryg Founda-                                                                                                                                 •All employees in Allerød Municipality are covered by the
   tion, “Turn down the                                                                                                                                 prevention project – for instance with offers of personal
sun between noon and                                                                                                                                    advice/coaching on the Internet relating to healthy diet
  3 pm,” experienced a                                                                                                                                  and exercise habits.
 great increase in inter-
  est in 2008. Some 16                                                                                                                                 •Young People and Grief participates in a joint effort to
 percent of Danes said                                                                                                                                  develop OmSorg (care) action plans for the mentally dis-
      they had changed                                                                                                                                  abled.
        their sun habits.



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                                                                                                                                                                                          PREVENTION AND
                                                                                                                                                                                          DOCUMENTATION

 will be a good supplement to the voluntary grief groups
 that already exist.

• Publication of children’s book When Sara got cancer,
  which has been sent to all schools and cancer wards

•The EU decided to subsidise school fruit by an annual
 EUR 90m.

•Health policy collaboration with the Danish Heart Foun-
 dation, the Danish Diabetes Association and the Danish
 Consumer Council.

•The whole-grain campaign was prepared with a cultural
 analysis, an official whole-grain recommendation, a logo
 and a broad partnership.
                                        Eat more whole grains, fruit and veg.
                                   And exercise at least 30 minutes every day.
                                        This is some of the prevention advice
                                       offered by the Danish Cancer Society.




•Further documentation of the importance of helping chil-     •NORDCAN update using figures from 2005, 2006 and             •Revision of the Danish Cancer Society’s prevention poli-
 dren who lose a parent, and a review of hospital routines     2007.                                                         cies.
 for children whose parents are suffering from life-threat-
 ening diseases.                                              •Publication of a comparative survival analysis for cancer    •Politicians allocate an extra DKK 200m a year for the
                                                               in the Scandinavian countries.                                development of bicycle cities.
•Better knowledge of those elements of the sun campaign
 that generate behavioural change. Further development        •Creation of a strong prevention network with the Danish      •Only six percent of Danes get enough whole grains.
 of teaching materials to cater for more grades at elemen-     Cancer Society’s regional units and volunteers to support     Hence, the Choose Whole Grains First campaign is
 tary school and upper-secondary school.                       municipal prevention efforts.                                 launched.



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PATIENT SUPPORT
The Patient Support Department fights for people suffering from cancer. Many cancer
patients get by with help from hospital, family and friends. But a great many cancer-stricken
people and their relatives need knowledge, help and support.

The more than 130 employees in the Patient Support Department help people get on with
their lives through advice and activities at the cancer counselling centres across the country,
Dallund Rehabilitation Centre and the Danish Cancer Society’s free telephone counselling,
the Cancer Line. Also, much information is communicated via www.cancer.dk

The Department continuously collects, develops and disseminates new knowledge and meth-
ods for the benefit of cancer patients, and there is much focus on helping cancer patients to
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The Danish Cancer Society moves closer to patients
The Danish Cancer Society is expanding its
cancer counselling. The goal is to get in
contact with far more patients and relatives

      he Danish Cancer Society is among those who know
 T    most about cancer.

“We must ensure that this knowledge benefits the patients.
And we do so best by disseminating our knowledge and
                                                                                                            The Danish Cancer Society operates a two-tier strategy for its counselling efforts;
placing cancer on the agenda at regional and municipal lev-
                                                                                                          large cancer counselling centres close to the specialised cancer hospitals and avail-
el,” says Anne Nissen, head of the Patient Support Depart-                                                          ability in each municipality of a good range of offers for cancer patients.
ment at the Danish Cancer Society.

The Danish Cancer Society will engage in closer cooperation       range of offers for cancer patients who have completed          municipalities and at hospitals with respect to piecing
with hospitals and municipalities. One of the reasons is the      their treatment. This is necessary because the municipali-      together this jigsaw puzzle and drawing on one another’s
new local government structure in Denmark with 5 regions          ties have taken over responsibility for prevention and can-     knowledge and experience.
and 98 municipalities, but a survey made by the Danish Can-       cer rehabilitation etc.
cer Society has also shown that people with cancer are not                                                                        “The attitude is that each of us should help the other, so
sufficiently familiar with the services offered by the Society.   Counsellors are the window onto the world                       that the experience of those with cancer and their relatives
                                                                  The Danish Cancer Society is continuing its existing coun-      is that they get the best knowledge, help and support from
“We know that a great deal of cancer patients and relatives       selling services to patients and relatives, though these may    the places they contact,” says Anne Nissen.
look for tools to tackle the disease. And it is exceedingly       be delivered from a health centre, a joint GPs’ practice or
important that we enter the process at an early stage so as       some other setting within the municipality.
to help equip the cancer patient,” says Anne Nissen.
                                                                  “No matter what, there will always be room for volunteers.
                                                                                                                                  Better conditions for cancer patients
Anne Nissen also believes it to be very important that hospi-     They provide amazing patient support. Today, the cancer         Nine research and development projects aimed at better-
tal staff bear the Danish Cancer Society in mind when meet-       counselling centres are the local meeting places for volun-     ing conditions for cancer patients have been granted a total
ing the cancer patients. The same applies to the municipalities   teers and cancer patients, and their work must not change       of DKK 15m by the Danish Cancer Society’s Strategic
when discussing sickness benefits or cancer rehabilitation.       because of the new structure. They must be provided with        Committee. The projects focus on involving cancer
                                                                  support from professionals at the Danish Cancer Society         patients, their relatives and networks, and communication
Therefore, the Danish Cancer Society operates a two-tier          and operate out of good physical premises. The volunteers       with the healthcare staff.
strategy for its counselling efforts. The plan is to establish    and our employees are the Society’s window onto the
large cancer counselling centres close to the nine spe-           world, and the experiences they acquire must be passed          The Danish Cancer Society follows the nine projects close-
cialised cancer hospitals at which patients receive treat-        on and put to good use,” Anne Nissen concludes.                 ly so as to stay continuously up to date with the latest
ment and attend for check-ups while at the same time                                                                              results and ensure that the new knowledge is deployed to
ensuring the availability in each municipality of a good          The Danish Cancer Society is favourably received in             the benefit of cancer patients.

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Family helped by cancer counselling service
The Danish Cancer Society provides family                         Home visit                                                          children react in very different ways. Some children with-
                                                                  It meant a lot to the family that the counsellors visited them      draw into themselves. Others go out of their way not to         PATIENT
counselling in each of Denmark’s five                                                                                                                                                                 SUPPORT
                                                                  at home.                                                            cause any inconvenience, and still others cause trouble just
regions                                                                                                                               to get attention. Notwithstanding the circumstances, seri-
                                                                  “Not least for the children’s sake. They could stay in their        ous illness always turns families upside down.
                                                                  normal surroundings at home. They would join in the con-
       t was so important to talk to someone who could            versations and show the counsellors their rooms, for                For a number of years, the Danish Cancer Society has
 I     help you move on and was able to accommodate the           instance,” Christina Pannewig explains.                             focused on children who have a cancer-stricken parent,
despair, fear and anxiety the family felt,” says Christina Pan-                                                                       and the cancer counselling centres have offered various
newig, 46, from Løvel near Viborg, who lost her husband,          Also of great importance was the counsellors’ visit to both         special programmes for children and young people when
Dirk, in December 2008.                                           children’s classes at their school one day to talk to the           mum or dad gets cancer.
                                                                  pupils about Ida and Lars’s situation and about cancer.
Dirk Pannewig was diagnosed with kidney cell cancer in                                                                                Family counselling all over Denmark
2008 and immediately started treatment.                           “Lars was embarrassed about them coming to the school,              The Patient Support Department organised a standard fam-
                                                                  but felt good about it later because he was given a different       ily programme in 2008.
“But the disease had spread ferociously before he was             reception by his classmates after the visit,” says Christina
diagnosed, and curative treatment was not an option. We           Pannewig.                                                           “The family programme comprises family consultations at
were in a state of shock and the hospital referred us to the                                                                          home and, if desired, at the cancer counselling centre, which
cancer counselling centre in Viborg, where we were                The children now attend two child groups at the cancer              has a venue where children and young people can meet oth-
offered family counselling,” says Christina Pannewig.             counselling centre in Viborg. Christina Pannewig is taking          ers in the same situation,” says Inge Kirkeby, psychologist
                                                                  part in a painters’ course and waiting to join a peer group         and head of the cancer counselling centre in Viborg.
The family accepted the offer without hesitation—after all,       for surviving relatives.
how were they going to handle the new situation, and what                                                                             According to Inge Kirkeby, the family programme is mainly
about the children, Ida and Lars, now aged 10 and 11?             “The family counselling helped us move on. But I still feel         about supporting the parents and enabling them to take
                                                                  that our surroundings – family and friends – are somewhat           better care of the children’s welfare.
                                                                  reserved in their contact with us. It’s not out of ill will, but
                                                                  many don’t know what to do. So I feel a great need to meet          Home counselling
                                                                  others who are in the same situation,” says Christina Pan-          The counsellor visits the family at home.
                                                                  newig.
                                                                                                                                      “The children enjoy this because they can come and go as
                                                                  Focus on children with cancer-affected parents                      they please. And they can hear what the grown-ups are
                                                                  When mum or dad gets sick, the entire family suffers. The           talking about,” says Inge Kirkeby.

                                                                                                                                      Family counselling usually comprises four to six consulta-
                                                                  The Pannewigs accepted the offer of family consultation             tions in your own home with two counsellors from the Dan-
                                                                  when Dirk Pannewig was diagnosed with kidney cell can-              ish Cancer Society.
                                                                  cer. He died after only a few months.


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                                                                                                                                                                   Many people wish to
                                                                                                                                                              help cancer patients and
                                                                                                                                                              their relatives, and there
                                                                                                                                                                     are many needs to
                                                                                                                                                              address. For this reason,
                                                                                                                                                               the Danish Cancer Soci-
                                                                                                                                                              ety is making an effort to
                                                                                                                                                                  attract and train even
                                                                                                                                                               more volunteers for the
                                                                                                                                                                 patient support work.




Results in 2008
•Follow-up to “The Cancer Patient’s World”. See page 28.      •The Patient Support Department continues its active par-      close collaboration with hospitals, which hand out the
                                                               ticipation in the European umbrella organisation for can-     film.
•In 2008, the department worked on establishing a nation-      cer societies, the Association of European Cancer
 al palliative council that could strengthen this area. The    Leagues (ECL). In 2007-2009, Head of Department Anne         •Partnering with municipalities is growing. In 2008, the
 Tryg Foundation, the Danish Association of Palliative         Nissen will be chairing ECL’s working group on patient        course “Up and running again” was established in part-
 Care, the Society of Palliative Medicine, Managers for        support, which works on knowledge sharing and influ-          nership with Silkeborg Municipality. The course aims to
 Hospice and Palliative Care, Hospice Forum Denmark            encing EU legislation.                                        reduce side-effects and late sequelae for people affected
 and the Danish Cancer Society teamed up to establish a                                                                      by cancer. The goal is to provide knowledge, tools and
 national Palliative Knowledge Centre.                        •Drivkræften – a new patient association for young people.     better options for action through active participation with
                                                               The association was established during the year, a website    fellow patients, including by means of physical activity.
•Throughout the year, the Cancer Line has focused great-       was launched, and good collaboration has been initiated
 ly on “Acute Cancer” and has obtained knowledge of rel-       between Drivkræften and the Proof of Life group.
 evance in advancing the work on optimising conditions
 for patients through direct phone contact with users and     •The film “I Want to Live” went on release to the public in
 questionnaires. The Patient Support Department focuses        November. The film relates eight Danes’ stories about
 on complete patient involvement throughout the “pack-         beating cancer. They tell how they won the fight against
 age pathways” to ensure the best possible patient partic-     cancer and regained their quality of life. Over the coming
 ipation, patient communication, information and co-           three years, all newly diagnosed cancer patients will be
 involvement of relatives.                                     offered the film free of charge. This is taking place in




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                                                                                                                                                                                                   PATIENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                   SUPPORT




Focal areas in 2009
The five overall goals for the patient support effort are:      Open counselling                                                   Cohesive regional plan
                                                                •The goal is to make the Danish Cancer Society’s cancer            •The Danish Cancer Society’s patient support efforts are
Out in the municipalities                                        counselling open and inviting, and to allow cancer                 divided into five regions, which follow the new regional
•The municipalities are currently responsible for rehabili-      patients and relatives to walk right in without advance            structure in Denmark. The Society has nine large cancer
 tation after patients have been released. The Society is        booking. In this way, the cancer counselling centres               counselling centres, five smaller cancer counselling serv-
 therefore entering into a dialogue with a number of those       become meeting places where you can talk to staff, meet            ices and a series of local activity venues. The objective is
 municipalities that have not yet put in place offers to can-    people in the same situation or get information. Concrete          to have the cancer counselling in each of the five regions
 cer patients, in order to develop services matching citi-       counselling interviews and other activities will still require     work together to perform its tasks.
 zens’ needs, in collaboration with the municipal staff.         booking/registration.
 This work will go on for a number of years.                                                                                       Dallund Rehabilitation Centre
                                                                More volunteers                                                    •A stay at Dallund is often what it takes to help healthy
Close to hospitals                                              •Many people wish to help cancer patients and their rela-           cancer patients back on their feet. The Danish Cancer
•Experience shows that counselling centres close to the          tives, and there are plenty of needs to provide for, so all        Society fights to ensure the funding of Dallund so that
 cancer treatment hospitals facilitate earlier and easier        hands are welcome. The Patient Support Department will             patients can continue to come for week-long stays. At the
 patient access. This opens the way for support for              focus on how to bring all forces to bear to support as many        same time, the Society has entered into an agreement
 patients and relatives as early on as possible. At the same     cancer-stricken people as possible. In 2009, the focus will        with the University of Southern Denmark to establish a
 time, the counselling centres attract new target groups,        be mainly on attracting and training even more volunteers          national research centre for cancer rehabilitation, of
 e.g. socially disadvantaged individuals who have tradi-         for the patient support work – for helping in homes, being         which Dallund may form part.
 tionally not taken advantage of the centres’ offers.            responsible for group activities, helping out at counselling
                                                                 centres and otherwise using their individual commitment
                                                                 and expertise to help cancer patients and relatives.

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THE QUALITY DEPARTMENT
Cancer patients have a right to demand quality. This is the background for the Danish Can-
cer Society’s establishment in 2008 of a new documentation and quality department to
improve cancer patients’ encounter with the healthcare system.

High quality and patient safety along the cancer pathway are the focal point of the Depart-
ment, which is funded by the Danish Cancer Society.

The Department collates knowledge about research findings and good practice models from
Denmark and abroad in order to aid in quickly translating existing knowledge into specific
actions and applications in the Danish health services.




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                               KNOWLEDGE CENTRE FOR CANCER PATIENTS
                               High quality and patient safety along the                      treatment must be excellent, and waiting times minimal. It       All knowledge must be communicated
THE QUALITY                                                                                   is important to create cohesion in the cancer patients’ path-    The Department collates knowledge about research find-
DEPARTMENT                     cancer pathway constitute the focal point of                   way, which often starts with the GP and ends once patients       ings and good practice models from Denmark and abroad
                               the Danish Cancer Society’s Documentation                      have completed their therapy and either live on as cancer        in order to aid in quickly translating existing knowledge
                                                                                              survivors or die from their disease. Patients must feel safe,”   into specific actions and applications in the Danish health
                               and Quality Department                                         says quality manager Janne Lehmann Knudsen.                      services.

                                      he Quality Department – the Danish Cancer Soci-         A patient pathway often implies several changes between          “We must communicate the knowledge we get in order to
                                T     ety’s new knowledge centre – is located at the Soci-    treatment facilities. The patients encounter a great many        provide inspiration for professional communities, munici-
                               ety’s headquarters in Copenhagen. The Department’s mis-        different healthcare professionals and several therapies,        palities and regions on where to improve conditions for
                               sion and focus are to ensure that the cancer patient’s path-   some of which may risk harming them.                             Danish cancer patients. Our task is also to apply pressure
                               way through the healthcare system is based on individual                                                                        and suggest specific solutions to the Danish government
                               needs, meets the highest professional standards and pro-       “The patient is the only one to experience the pathway as a      and parliament so as to continuously improve and increase
                               ceeds without delays.                                          cohesive whole. Therefore, it is crucial to consider the         the efficiency of cancer treatment in Denmark,” says Janne
                                                                                              patient’s experiences and possible proposed solutions,”          Lehmann Knudsen.
                               “The basis for discussing good quality in cancer treatment     the quality manager explains.
                               is that patient safety must be ensured. The professional




         "It is important to
        create cohesion in
      the cancer patients'
    treatment pathways,"
     says Janne Lehmann
         Knudsen, Quality
    Manager at the Dan-
       ish Cancer Society




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                                                                   Possible for patients to report ‘mishaps’
Navigation system                                                  Cancer patients who have experienced                             As part of a joint initiative with a number of cancer wards,
The Department’s focal areas include the development of                                                                             the Danish Cancer Society would like to learn about the
                                                                   errors or untoward events during their treat-
an easy-to-use “navigation system,” which allows patients                                                                           experiences of patients and relatives.
to locate the treatment facilities that specialise in their par-   ment can tell their stories on the Danish
ticular cancer disease, for instance. The system must also                                                                          Inadvertent and adverse events can be reported via
                                                                   Cancer Society’s website www.cancer.dk.
be able, for instance, to assess whether the patient controls                                                                       www.cancer.dk/patientrapportering (in Danish).
being performed should be reviewed in order to accommo-            The purpose is to gather knowledge about
date the patient’s needs to a far better extent.                                                                                    Patients wish to protect others from errors
                                                                   the way patients and relatives perceive such
                                                                                                                                    “Those patients who complain about their treatment often
In addition, the Department is engaged in developing and           errors and thus help to improve patient                          do so to ensure that the same thing doesn’t happen to oth-
implementing a nationwide barometer survey to shed light                                                                            ers. They are not interested in exposing the healthcare staff
                                                                   safety
on cancer patients’ experiences and perceived critical                                                                              but are keen to help future patients and need a forum in
areas along the overall examination and treatment path-                                                                             which to convey their knowledge,” says quality manager
way.                                                                     any cancer patients experience long, complex treat-        Janne Lehmann Knudsen. The reports will be processed
                                                                   M     ment pathways involving several different depart-          and communicated to relevant wards and authorities. This
                                                                   ments or hospitals. This creates the risk of errors occurring    will hopefully shed light on some of the problems experi-
                                                                   inadvertently along the way, i.e. mishaps which were per-        enced by cancer patients.
                                                                   haps not anticipated, or near-errors.
                                                                                                                                    In the course of 2009, a report on the results of the first
                                                                   Errors and untoward events along the treatment pathway           period will be published, but the reporting facility will
                                                                   are perceived very differently by patients and healthcare        remain open until a national system is in place which can
                                                                   staff. Currently, only mandatory event reporting required        handle reports submitted by patients.
                                                                   of healthcare staff forms part of the learning efforts aimed
                                                                   at preventing future events.




                                                                   Focal areas in 2009
                                                                   •Patient safety in cancer treatment                              •Barometer survey of cancer patients’ satisfaction with the
                                                                                                                                     treatment pathway
                                                                   •Post-treatment checks from a cancer patient’s perspective.
                                                                                                                                    •Development of a patient GPS for treatment facilities at
                                                                   •Monitoring of cancer as an acute disease                         the Danish Cancer Society’s website

                                                                   •Have patients experienced continuity in their cancer            •Setting-up research funding for early diagnostics
                                                                    pathway?

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LOCAL UNITS
2,000 people. That’s how many regular volunteers are affiliated with the Local Unit Depart-
ment. They invest part of their spare time in voluntary work for the Danish Cancer Society.
Most of them are associated with the local units currently in place in all municipalities in Den-
mark. Around 500 operate the ten IGEN thrift shops and about 100 organise Baton for Life,
held in six Danish cities in 2008. In addition, 27,000 collectors devote a few hours to the annu-
al national collection day.

This great commitment generates hundreds of activities around the country. The activities are
wide-ranging; e.g. exercising events, lectures, fruit distribution and participation in the local
political debate.

The employees at the Local Unit Department help develop local ideas and organise courses for
the volunteers so as to equip them as best possible for the specific tasks they have chosen to
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THE VOLUNTEERS’ OWN COUNSELLING SERVICE
The Svendborg local unit has set up a volun-
teer cancer counselling service. In addition
to opening its doors twice a week to citizens
who have questions or need support, the
house also serves as a base for a number of
local services offered to cancer sufferers
and their relatives

      ome 30 volunteers form the backbone of the Svend-
 S    borg local unit’s work. Some function as volunteer
counsellors, and some are trained healthcare professionals
or are otherwise used to talking with people. In addition,
most of them have attended training courses, and if they
have had cancer close to home, they must preferably have
been disease-free for two years before acting as counsel-
lors.

Personal experience gives a sense of community
“We talk to people on a general, human level. I think the
patients feel that when they talk to someone who has had
cancer themselves, it engenders a sense of community. We
know the drill. And we know the difference it has made in
our lives – also in the good respects,” says Carol Tornow,



                                  The Svendborg local unit
                                  has set up a cancer coun-
                                    selling service based on
                                     volunteers. One of the
                                      driving forces is Carol
                                 Tornow. She and the other
                                 volunteers try in every way
                                    possible to raise cancer
                                     patients’ quality of life.


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                                                                    IGEN – much more than recycling
chairman of the local unit in Svendborg and a volunteer             The tenth IGEN shop opened in Aalborg in                           Practical chores and chat
counsellor herself.                                                                                                                    The work in the IGEN shop consists of sorting articles and       LOCAL UNITS
                                                                    2008. To the 40 or so volunteers working in                        readying them for sale, valuing and pricing the articles, and
The volunteer counselling service works closely with the            the shop, it is about much more than selling                       servicing customers. And then there is the very important
cancer counselling centre in Odense. If the patient or rela-                                                                           aspect, which is talking to one another and to the cus-
tive is struggling with very deep problems, the volunteer
                                                                    pre-owned goods. Many have personal                                tomers.
counsellors will refer to the centre. Also, it is always possi-     experiences with cancer or other diseases,
ble to call a professional counsellor if the volunteer is in                                                                           “We have many good chats. Some customers drop by
doubt about anything.
                                                                    so the work is also about being together,                          almost every day. It’s a cosy place,” says Lotte Klem-
                                                                    talking and helping each other move on                             mensen.
Social networking and entrepreneurs
In addition to talking to counsellors, the Svendborg branch           I   t’s splendid here. We feel good in here.                     Need for colleagues and others like you
provides a wide range of offers to cancer patients and rela-                                                                           It is slightly older people in particular who work in the IGEN
tives. Examples are groups for patients with prostate and           These are the words of Lotte Klemmensen, who has taken             shops. Many are early retirees or old-age pensioners. Most
breast cancer, and for young cancer patients and surviving          on an extra shift one Friday in February. She is usually in the    are women, but there are also quite a lot of men.
relatives. Swimming in heated pools is on offer to people           IGEN shop on Mondays, but she does not mind lending a
whose bodies have changed in one way or another due to              hand when someone is off sick. In the background, the              “Many sign up because they have had hands-on experi-
cancer. In a small, private pool with private changing rooms        lively chatter indicates that the shop is already bustling by      ence of cancer and then want to do something for the Dan-
they can practice stepping out into the world with their            early morning.                                                     ish Cancer Society. Some feel a need to be together with
changed bodies. In addition, lectures, walks and various                                                                               others in the same boat and in need of colleagues, because
other events are organised.                                         Lotte Klemmensen has been involved from the very start of          many have lost their spouse,” says Ronald Breindahl, who
                                                                    the shop.                                                          is in charge of the IGEN shops in North and Mid-Jutland.
“We try to raise cancer patients’ general quality of life,
among other things by giving them a social network of oth-          “I got a friendly push from an acquaintance. I totally             “We talk about everything, and sometimes I also see those
er people affected by cancer so that they can work out how          blacked out after losing my son, and the post office I             I usually mind the store with after work. It’s definitely not
much they can manage,” says Carol Tornow.                           worked at closed. I’m very happy that I began working              just about being together when you’re in the store,” says
                                                                    here. It helped me pull myself up again,” she relates.             Lotte Klemmensen.

                                           The tenth IGEN shop
                                    opened in Aalborg in 2008.
                                      40 volunteers work in the
                                         shop. And it is not just
                                       about selling pre-owned
                                     goods. It is also a question
                                      of being together, talking
                                       and helping each other.



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       2,000 people.
    That’s how many
 volunteers are affil-
 iated with the local
 unit department. In
    addition, 27,000
  collectors devoted
  a few hours to the
 annual national col-
lection day in 2008.




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Results in 2008
•Six Baton for Life events were held - one more than in       •In Holstebro, 128 people took the opportunity to visit the
 2007. A total of more than 100 teams participated.             health centre on 19 May, where two dermatologists
                                                                screened them for worrying skin spots.
•It was a record year for the annual national collection.
 27,000 collectors canvassed the streets with their tins,     •The training unit for volunteers was established. The
 and the total result was DKK 31m.                             number of volunteers must be doubled by 2015. The six
                                                               employees will offer even better training and support for
•Pink Saturday was held for the first time. On 18 October,     the volunteers than today. The unit will also work on
 local pink activities were organised in 14 municipalities.    defining new tasks, thus recruiting new volunteers. It
 The goal was to raise money for breast cancer.                actually turns out that people are very keen to undertake
                                                               voluntary work, particularly when it comes to specific and
•Volunteers from the Turn down the sun campaign visited        well-defined tasks.
 some 250 kindergartens and offered advice on sun pro-
 tection while handing out sun hats and bracelets that
 change colour when exposed to UV radiation.




Focal points in 2009
•The number of active volunteers must be increased by         •Pink Saturday must become a major event in many
 ten percent.                                                  municipalities.

•The national collection must reach at least the same level   •Volunteers must be offered plenty of training opportuni-
 as in 2008 – DKK 31m on collection day - and be boost-        ties.
 ed by increasing commitment among companies.
                                                              •A new IGEN shop, for instance in Odense.




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MARKETING
One of the greatest myths about the Danish Cancer Society is that the Society is included in the
Danish Finance Act and thus government funded. This causes many people to believe that they
have already contributed through their taxes. However, unlike most of the relief agencies, for
instance, the Danish Cancer Society receives only very modest grants from the public sector. In
2008, this amounted to no more than seven percent of the Society’s income. This practically cor-
responds to the VAT amount returned to the government by the Society.

The task of the Marketing and Collection Department is to raise the majority of the money for the
Society’s many activities. Members, lotteries, business partnering and bequest marketing are the
cornerstones of this effort.

In the face of a rapidly developing cancer-political landscape, the Danish Cancer Society’s new vision
and strategy envisage a much-increased level of activity, which in turn demands more funding.

Consequently, there is even greater need for a strong marketing department which can secure
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                             We want to win
                             In the autumn of 2008, the Danish Cancer                  ds and campaigns from the Society have usually con-     •The Danish Cancer Society’s researchers play an active
MARKETING                                                                       A      veyed messages against smoking and for exercise,         part in the long haul that has given us reason to hope that
                             Society launched something as unlikely as a        fruit and veg etc. But for the first time, newspaper and        in 15 years’ time, people will live with cancer rather than
                             long-term strategic information campaign           magazine readers could see large ads picturing several staff    die from it.
                                                                                members from the Danish Cancer Society under the head-
                             about the Danish Cancer Society itself. The        line: “We Want to Win.”                                        •The Danish Cancer Society is ambitious: We WANT to
                             goal is to render the Society’s work and                                                                           win over cancer.
                                                                                The messages in the ad texts focused on three themes:
                             objectives more visual to the Danes                                                                               “Even though the Danish Cancer Society has a very posi-
                                                                                •The Danish Cancer Society has contributed very actively       tive image among the general public, people only have lim-
                                                                                to cancer now being considered an acute disease.               ited knowledge of the Society’s objectives, wishes for and




   “We Want to Win” is
    an information cam-
   paign about the Soci-
     ety itself. The cam-
   paign will continue in
       the coming years
    because the general
   public needs to know
    where it stands with
      the Danish Cancer
                  Society.


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                                                                 Breast gala on TV3 resulted in record collection

influence on the healthcare system. Similarly, people know
                                                                                                              The first Danish TV fund-raiser for the breast
only little about the Danish Cancer Society’s achievements.                                                   cancer cause was held on 1 November 2008.
In addition, surprisingly many still believe that we are main-
ly government funded. This incomplete knowledge makes
                                                                                                              The collection show on TV3 was a great suc-
fund-raising for the Society a very challenging exercise,”                                                    cess, both in terms of content and financial
explains Poul Møller, Marketing Manager, about the back-
ground to the campaign.
                                                                                                              results. It contributed significantly to a record-
                                                                                                              breaking breast cancer month 2008. The total
Well received by the public
“We want to win” is set to continue in the years to come,
                                                                                                              result was DKK 18m
and it must encompass the Society’s long-term objects and
more topical issues, so that the general public knows                                                                i. My name is Sara. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in
where it stands with the Danish Cancer Society and                                                            H      2001. I was lucky. I discovered it in time. That’s why I can
enthuses about joining the battle. Even now, the measured                                                     stand here before you tonight. But still, more than 1,300 women
impact of the campaign shows a good reception among the                                                       die of breast cancer each year in Denmark alone. That’s 1,300
public. Already after the first round of newspaper ads, 15                                                    too many.
percent of the population were able to spontaneously recall
noticing the campaign.                                                                                        This was how radio show host Sara Bro, 34, introduced the
                                                                                                              great breast gala on TV3. The gala went on for over two hours,
“15 percent may not sound like a high figure, but to an old                                                   with a host of celebrities such as comedian Jan Gintberg, actor
campaign hack like myself, it’s very impressive when com-        For the first time ever in Denmark, a TV     Nikolaj Coster Waldau, sports manager Brian Holm and soccer
pared with the number of insertions in November. It shows        fund-raiser for the breast cancer cause      boss Flemming Østergaard appealing to viewers for support for
that the ads had the desired effect,” says Poul Møller.          was held. The collection show on TV3         the cause. The entertainment was placed in the hands of Anne
                                                                 was a great success. Many celebrities        Linnet, Johnny Deluxe, Irish stars The Script and Peter AG
The analysis also shows that the campaign’s messages             stood up for the cause, and the show was     Nielsen, to mention just a few, all linked together by TV3’s
were well received. No less than 85 percent are positive or      linked together by TV3’s two sports pre-     sports presenters, Peter Palshøj and Camilla Martin.
very positive about the campaign, and 22 percent of the          senters, Peter Palshøj and Camilla Martin.
respondents say that they will begin supporting the Danish                                                    The viewers were keen to text in their donations and participate
Cancer Society, which they did not do before.                                                                 in the draw for lavish prizes, with a Skoda as first prize, so the
                                                                                                              aggregate result of the TV show was DKK 4.5m.
Among young people under the age of 30, things were
even better. The young group noticed the campaign more                                                        “We are extremely enthusiastic about both the show and the
and liked it better, and more than twice as many as in the                                                    collection. TV3 and Koncern Film, which was responsible for the
older group have developed an interest in supporting the                                                      show, managed to strike a balance, with both of us treating the
Society.                                                                                                      subject of breast cancer in a serious, factual and decent manner
                                                                                                              as well as putting on a splendid show which the viewers liked.



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            And we at the Danish Cancer Society got in touch with a         Negotiations on a new breast gala have already been initi-
MARKETING   target group which we often have difficulties reaching,”        ated with TV3, and Poul Møller expects the results in 2009
                                                                                                                                            Results in 2008
            says Poul Møller.                                               to turn out even better than the first show.
                                                                                                                                            •At end-2008, 430,484 private individuals and families
            TV3’s gala attracted more than 200,000 viewers. That is         “First time around, we only had an idea to present to our        were members of the Danish Cancer Society, as against
            more than double the normal ratings on a regular Saturday       partners. Now we have both a great show and great results        396,045 the previous year. The membership increase was
            night.                                                          to present,” says Poul Møller.                                   achieved primarily by telemarketing, but a series of small
                                                                                                                                             recruitment activities also contributed to the increase.
            Producing a large TV show is a pretty costly affair. But by     Private individuals and companies collected almost DKK
            and large the production costs were covered in advance by       1.5m at www.stoetbrysterne.dk. First among the private          •Subscriptions and contributions from the membership
            the show’s main sponsors, Kohberg, Skoda, Konica Minol-         collectors was author and journalist Lone Kühlmann with          contributed DKK 82.6m to the cancer cause, as opposed
            ta and Aqua d’or.                                               DKK 127,000.                                                     to DKK 75.7m in 2007. The rise in income is the result of
                                                                                                                                             several years’ rising membership figures and higher con-
            Wide-ranging activity                                           Pink Saturday                                                    tributions from existing members.
            The annual breast cancer collection in October has gradu-       A new feature was introduced in 2008 with a new type of
            ally become a very wide-ranging activity. It originally began   collaboration with the local units, i.e. Pink Saturday, which
            with the sale of bracelets followed by the popular collection   is about local units and local businesses organising differ-
            “Support for the Breasts” on the Internet. Expansive sales      ent activities during October in aid of Support for the
            of products have ensued, with companies selling welling-        Breasts. This activity is expected to be expanded in 2009.
                                                                                                                                            Focal areas in 2009
            tons, T-shirts, bed linen and many other products.                                                                              •The Danish Cancer Society has a target to reach a mem-
                                                                            The grand total made by October’s Support for the Breasts        bership of 500,000 in 2015, and with 430,000 members
            “Our breast cancer month builds on a strong foundation,         campaign was almost DKK 18m for research, prevention             at the turn of the year, the Society is off to a good start. As
            which we are keen to expand even further,” says Poul            and patient support related to breast cancer.                    the membership figures increase, it will be necessary to
            Møller.                                                                                                                          focus on how to establish the right foundation for main-
                                                                                                                                             taining continuous affiliation with the Danish Cancer
                                                                                                                                             Society. This could be in the form of communication with
                                                                                                                                             members and by developing new support concepts
                                                                                                        A major effort is invested in        directed at the various member target groups.
                                                                                                        recruiting members for the
                                                                                                        Danish Cancer Society. By the       •The large amount of legacy income will probably decline
                                                                                                        end of 2008, 430,484 private         in 2009, because we must expect the credit crunch to
                                                                                                        individuals and families were        impact on the proceeds. Fortunately, more cases were
                                                                                                        members of the Danish Cancer         received in 2008 than in 2007 (298 as opposed to 258),
                                                                                                        Society, as against 396,045 the      which puts a positive slant on things.
                                                                                                        previous year.




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•The 2008 profit from lotteries was DKK 44.8m, as against           •Income from the business community (partnerships,             •In addition to the income in the breast cancer month, a
 DKK 37.7m in 2007. This resulted in the reversal of the             research gifts and major cooperation agreements)               breast cancer charity stamp could be purchased through-
 sudden, great drop in surplus which we saw in 2007.                 amounted to DKK 15.2m, as against DKK 13.6m the year           out the year. A great many stamps were sold from Post-
                                                                     before. In the autumn of 2006, business telemarketing          Danmark’s post offices and other outlets. In fact, this
•Legacy income of DKK 169.5m (DKK 134.9m in 2007)                    was expanded by a new department, whose primary task           marked a new sales record for charity stamps, yielding
 posted a new record, irrespective of the start of the down-         will be to contact companies with 0-4 employees. This          DKK 2.55m for the breast cancer cause.
 ward slide in share prices, in particular, but also housing         expansion follows previous target group tests.
 prices, in the latter half of the year. The record amount is                                                                      •Pink Cup obtained its best ever result with DKK 2.8m and
 mainly attributable to a series of very large individual cas-      •Two of the Society’s important and long-term partner-          no less than 5,587 women participating from 117 golf
 es, e.g. a single estate with inheritance proceeds of almost        ships continued in 2008: Matas, with their sponsorship of      clubs.
 DKK 20m. In addition, the number of cases completed                 the campaign “Turn Down the Sun,” and Friendtex, which
 increased from 246 in 2007 to 257 in 2008.                          sold teddy bears for the cancer cause again in 2008.




•There is a need to continuously launch new development              ship agreement which is more comprehensive than previ-         ing mounting interest from the business community with
 initiatives for lotteries, as there is fierce competition in the    ously.                                                         respect to sponsorships and business partnering.
 gaming market.
                                                                    •New campaigns: Children, Young People & Cancer will           •The Support for the Breasts campaign has become a
•The expansion of the business telemarketing department              see the light of day in 2009. The campaign aims to collect     great success, with contacts from many large and small
 provides a serious point of departure for testing and sell-         money for prevention, counselling and research related         businesses that wish to support the breast cancer cause.
 ing new support concepts to companies. Development                  to children and young people. Development work is also         The local units have a great knowledge of their local
 work has been initiated to examine the potential for                underway to examine scope for expanding the range of           areas. For this reason we launched the Pink Saturday con-
 expanding the range of support concepts offered to com-             support concepts offered to companies, including a con-        cept in 2008, opening up the possibility of participation to
 panies, with due consideration of the companies’ contri-            cept supporting Men & Cancer.                                  everybody, great and small. This concept will be expand-
 bution capacity, size and desire for services in return.                                                                           ed in 2009, and it is hoped that the televised breast gala
                                                                    •A proactive effort is continuously being made with             can be repeated.
•The “Turn Down the Sun” campaign will attract even more             respect to partnerships and sponsorships, based on a
 focus in 2009. The partnership with Matas has been expand-          new framework where Corporate Social Responsibility is
 ed in connection with the campaign, resulting in a partner-         the focal point. The Danish Cancer Society is experienc-




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COMMUNICATIONS
Acute treatment of cancer was a great victory for Danish cancer patients in 2008. The Danish
Cancer Society controlled the agenda, and we take our role as the patients’ watchdog serious-
ly. Throughout, the Danish Cancer Society keeps focus on the patients’ pathway through the
treatment system.

Every third Dane gets cancer. The two others are related to someone with cancer. Interest in
cancer on the part of the population – and hence the media – is great.

The Communications Department is tasked with placing the battle against cancer on the agen-
da every single day, and it is also our job to make sure that the Danes have a place to look for
the latest and best information about cancer 24/7: www.cancer.dk




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                 In contact with the Danish Cancer Society around the clock
                 Cancer concerns us all. The Danish Cancer
COMMUNICATIONS
                 Society must be an offer available to cancer
                 patients and relatives around the clock. The
                 Danish Cancer Society is available to the
                 press at all hours. The Society must be
                 where the patients are: both close to the
                 treatment facilities and where they spend
                 most of their time - at home


                        ommunicating news about cancer and contact with
                 C      the press get top priority at the Danish Cancer Society.
                 Again in 2008, a study among Danish journalists showed
                 that the Danish Cancer Society is the NGO which is best at
                 media relations in Denmark. The journalists reasoned their
                 choice by saying that the Danish Cancer Society is an organ-
                 isation that prides itself on immense expertise, swift
                 response times and a professional attitude towards the
                 press. On all counts, the Danish Cancer Society scores
                 above average compared with other organisations.

                 And the result is that the media - and politicians - focus
                 intensely on cancer. In 2008 alone, the media aired 22,500
                 articles or TV/radio features on cancer or the Danish Can-
                 cer Society.
                                                                                   The Society's website, cancer.dk, will be redesigned in 2009. The purpose of cancer.dk is to provide answers to all
                 Cancer news – every day                                           questions about cancer. Physician Elisabeth Kjems and head consultant Tor Øyan discuss how to make the site more
                 A daily electronic newsletter is sent to more than 6,000          user-friendly.
                 subscribers. That means that every single day at least one
                 news article about cancer is sent out to journalists, deci-
                 sion-makers and other stakeholders.                               cancer patients and relatives. www.cancer.dk continues to     Video at cancer.dk has become a success. About 260,000
                                                                                   be one of the country’s largest websites in terms of con-     last year chose to see films about other patients’ experi-
                 Four million visits to cancer.dk                                  tent. And it is a frequently used website – with almost 4m    ences, examinations, treatment and voluntary work.
                 The target group for the Danish Cancer Society’s website is       visits or 12m page views in 2008.

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The Danish Cancer Society’s website will be redesigned in       Website for healthcare professionals
2009, not only to make it more user-friendly but also to give   The information at cancer.dk is now so comprehensive that
                                                                                                                                     Focal areas in 2009
cancer.dk a more modern appearance. Adjustments are             to an increasing extent healthcare professionals are search-
continuously being made to match user needs. A number           ing for information on the Society’s website too. For this           •Upgraded priority for local and regional news.
of user tests have been conducted in 2008 to ensure that        reason, it must now be brought into line with the best in the
the users can find what they are looking for, and that they     world. Danes should not be required to look for informa-             •More live pictures (video) at cancer.dk.
feel welcome and find the answers to their many questions.      tion on foreign websites. The Danish Cancer Society must
                                                                provide that information.                                            •New digital communications channels.
“We want to develop the social media to a far greater
extent, for instance debates and contact, cancer blogs and      An editorial board with five to eight cancer physicians and          •Redesign of www.cancer.dk.
a presence on Facebook. We must get into even closer dia-       other specialists in different areas will write about issues such
logue with patients and relatives, and they should be given     as surgery, radiation therapy, medical cancer treatment, child       •Strengthening of members’ magazine ’Cancer Close Up’.
the opportunity to get and stay in touch with us and one        cancer, experimental treatment and psychosocial matters.
another around the clock too,” says Kurt Damsgaard, Com-
munications Manager at the Danish Cancer Society.               Also, an overview must be available at cancer.dk, not just of
                                                                common therapies at Danish hospitals but also protocol-
For instance, the Danish Cancer Society will create a dedi-     regulated research studies and experimental treatment.
cated site where users get a personal profile.
                                                                Great interest in what
On traditional websites, the Danish Cancer Society com-         the Communications Department writes:
municates knowledge to the users. With the so-called                                                         2007         2008
social media, the users generate new knowledge them-            Number of newspaper articles
selves.                                                         / radio/TV features                         18,700      22,500
                                                                Subscribers to newsletter                    5,500       6,300
The long-term plan is also to set up an online counselling      Circulation of members’
service enabling users to contact a counsellor on the com-      magazine ’Cancer Close Up’                132,000      141,000
puter when the need arises.

Experts on the website
The aim of cancer.dk is for people to be able to find
answers to all questions relating to cancer, and the website
must be updated with the latest knowledge. For this rea-
son, the Danish Cancer Society continues its close collabo-
ration with Danish Multidisciplinary Cancer Groups
(DMCG), thus ensuring that specialists from each of the 18
disease-specific associations of cancer experts help to
update the information about individual cancer diseases.

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FINANCES
From 2004 to 2008, the Danish Cancer Society’s income increased by DKK 150m to DKK
481.4m.

It is the policy of the Danish Cancer Society that money earned in one year will be used in the
following year.

This brings about a lapse between the time income is received and the time expenditure is
incurred; thus the Society amasses capital. Until used, such unutilised funds are invested in
securities to obtain the greatest possible return for the benefit of the fight against cancer.




Each year, the Danish Cancer Society administers 250 to 300 cases where testators have left
bequests to the Danish Cancer Society. Attorney Karin Møller and Sales Manager Tune Friis
are working on the inventory statement for an estate left to the Danish Cancer Society.




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           Key figures for five years
           Income has grown by DKK 150.0m to DKK 481.4m in the              Capital income, comprising interest, dividends and rental   Patient support activities were at DKK 94.6m in 2008,
FINANCES   five-year period from 2004 to 2008, equivalent to an             income received, has been stagnant during the five-year     the highest level in the five-year period, with an increase of
           increase of 45.4 percent. Income rose by DKK 60.6m from          period. In 2004, capital income amounted to DKK 40.7m,      DKK 20.8m or 28 percent compared to 2004.
           2007 to 2008 alone.                                              and in 2008 it went down to DKK 37.1m. The decline is
                                                                            mainly attributable to reduced rental income due to some    Information expenses, including expenditure on preven-
           The item Funds collected, which includes income from             of the Society’s tenants moving out of Strandboulevarden.   tion, communication and local unit activities peaked in
           legacies and bequests, membership fees, national collec-                                                                     2004 at DKK 51.1m. In 2008, these activities amounted to
           tions, grants for specific projects, etc., amounts to DKK        From 2004 to 2008, the item Government grants rose by       DKK 81.2m, corresponding to an increase of DKK 30m.
           389.3m in 2008, up DKK 55m on last year. The increase is         DKK 5.4m to DKK 31.1m. The increase is due to the fact
           primarily due to a significant increase of legacies and          that since 2004, the regions have co-financed the opera-    Administrative expenses amount to DKK 26.8m in 2008,
           bequests which rose by no less than DKK 36.7m to DKK             tion of the Society’s cancer counselling services in the    which represents an increase of DKK 6.8m during the five-
           171.8m from 2007 to 2008. Membership income also saw             amount of DKK 5–6m a year.                                  year period. The reason is primarily a rise in expenses for
           a good increase by almost DKK 7m from 2007 to 2008.                                                                          the HR Department, parental leave schemes, executive
           Overall, membership income rose significantly during the         Expenses relating to income-generating activities, com-     training and the operation of the common canteen.
           five-year period from DKK 49.3m to DKK 82.6m, equiva-            prising the operation of the Marketing Department and
           lent to an increase of DKK 33.3m or 67.5 percent. From           project expenses for member services, analyses and devel-   The most significant asset item is the securities portfolio,
           2004 to 2008, funds collected have increased from DKK            opment of new forms of income and games amount to           which has varied during the five-year period from a low of
           251.9m to DKK 389.3m, equivalent to DKK 137.4m or just           DKK 53.8m in 2008. This is an increase of DKK 9.8m com-     DKK 484.8m in 2004 to DKK 541.7m in 2008, which is less
           under 55 percent.                                                pared to 2007. Compared to 2004, the aggregate increase     than the year before, however, when the portfolio peaked
                                                                            is DKK 17m.                                                 at DKK 632.2m. The fluctuations are primarily due to value
           The profit from Lotteries, recycling and sale of goods                                                                       adjustments following changed interest-rate levels and
           amounts to DKK 77.7m in 2008, up DKK 15.6m on last               Research expenditure has fluctuated during the period       subsequent declines or increases in the securities portfolio
           year. This favourable trend is particularly attributable to an   from a low of DKK 173.1m in 2004, to a high of DKK 214m     and handsome share price increases in 2004, 2005 and
           increase in lottery income, which rose by DKK 7m from            in 2008. This is an increase of DKK 40.9m or 23.6 percent   2006, followed by sharply declining share prices in 2008.
           DKK 37.8m in 2007 to DKK 44.8m in 2008. Compared to              compared to 2004.
           the beginning of the five-year period, 2004, where this
           income amounted to DKK 49.8m, the total increase is DKK
           28m or 56 percent.




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Key figures for five years
Income statement (DKK 1,000)                              2004       2005              2006               2007         2008

Funds collected                                         251,908    297,722            311,732         334,275         389,282
Lotteries, recycling, sale of goods, etc.                49,762     58,183             64,339          62,084          77,729
Capital income                                           40,720     38,338             35,656          37,561          37,087
Government grants                                        25.743     27,585             30,411          30,867          31,114

Total income                                            368,133    421,828           442,138         464,787         535,212

Expenses related to income-generating activities         -36,774    -38,259           -38,926         -43,975         -53,798

Total net income                                        331,359    383,569           403,212         420,812         481,414

Research                                                173,065    187,359            189,227         191,176         214,002
Patient support                                          73,820     79,812             86,602          94,097          94,603
Information                                              51,051     53,623             57,415          72,568          81,233
Administrative expenses                                  19,971     21,787             22,123          24,276          26,788
Improvement of buildings for own activities               2,990      2,059              1,996          12,496          22,789
Depreciation and amortisation                             2,375      2,197              2,197           2,223           4,554

Total expenses                                          323,272    346,837           359,560         396,836         443,969

For use in subsequent years                               8,087     36,732            43,652          23,976          37,445




Balance sheet (DKK 1,000)                                 2004       2005              2006               2007         2008

Properties                                              108,933    106,974            104,789         105,102         221,850
Securities and shares in Kræftens Bekæmpelses Forlag    484,821    536,541            611,225         632,210         541,668
Cash                                                     40,419     91,794             91,145         121,523         120,403
Sundry receivables                                       35,710     42,050             25,940          49,593          51,058

Total assets                                            669,883    777,359           833,099         908,428         934,979

Equity                                                  407,141    475,638            525,078         546,610         549,883
Grants for scientific work not yet used                 126,644    132,772            140,098         137,411         139,223
Sundry payable expenses and legacy amounts on account   136,098    168,949            167,923         224,407         245,873

Total equity and liabilities                            669,883    777,359           833,099         908,428         934,979




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            Income statement in pct.                                 2004   2005   2006   2007   2008
FINANCES
            Distribution of income in pct.

            Funds collected                                            68     71     70     72     73
            Lotteries, recycling, sale of goods, etc.                  14     14     15     13     14
            Capital income                                             11      9      8      8      7
            Government grants                                           7      6      7      7      6

                                                                      100    100    100    100    100

            Distribution of expenses in pct.

            Research                                                   55     55     54     50     52
            Patient support                                            23     23     24     25     23
            Information                                                16     16     16     19     19
            Administrative expenses                                     6      6      6      6      6

                                                                      100    100    100    100    100




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Selected key information (DKK 1,000)                                              2004       2005              2006               2007         2008


No. of employees translated to man-years                                            458        490               506               524           562

Membership numbers                                                              305,611    332,217           362,459         396,045         430,484
Membership fees, etc. received                                                    49,327     53,409            63,449          75,810          82,632
Contribution per member in DKK                                                       161        161               175             191             192

Gross income                                                                    426,511    483,089           503,757         530,439         609,454
Gross expenditure                                                                 58,378     61,241            61,619          65,652          74,242
Expenses related to income-generating activities                                  36,774     38,259            38,926          43,975          53,798

Net income                                                                      331,359    383,569           403,212         420,812         481,414

Legacy income                                                                   111,676    132,314           131,288         135,133         171,796
Number of legacy cases completed                                                    270        266               251             246             258
Proceeds per legacy case                                                            414        497               523             549             666

External grants for specific projects                                            43,762     45,719            55,640          64,531          66,469

No. of collectors for national collection                                        23,000     25,000            25,000          24,000          27,000
Profit from national collections                                                  21,146     24,277            25,720          26,721          29,030
Profit per collector in DKK                                                          919        971             1,029           1,113           1,075

Profit from lotteries                                                            40,070     42,969            44,274          37,788          44,840

Profit from events and sale of Christmas cards                                    7,949     12,908            18,525          22,200          31,170

Government grants                                                                25,743     27,585            30,411          30,867          31,114

Return as a percentage of securities portfolio incl. market value adjustments       8.5        8.6               8.2               7.3          -20.3

Return on rental property in pct.                                                  10.0       10.4              10,1               9.1           5.1

Solvency ratio (Equity as a percentage of total assets)                              61         61                63                60            59




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           Financial review
           Income:                                                             age proceeds per legacy case are up from DKK 0.549m in              sons for the increase is a lump sum of DKK 3.7m received
FINANCES                                                                       2007 to DKK 0.666m in 2008.                                         from a foundation. The contribution from own foundations
           The gross income of the Danish Cancer Society amounts to                                                                                dropped by DKK 1.2m in 2008, unfortunately, due to low-
           DKK 609.5m in the 2008 financial year, against DKK                  Membership fees and contributions from members                      er interest rates.
           530.4m the previous year, equivalent to an increase of              and regular contributors rose by DKK 6.8m to DKK 82.6m
           DKK 79.1m or 14.9 percent. After deducting expenses for             in 2008 against DKK 75.8m the year before. At the end of            The item Corporate amounts to DKK 21.0m in 2008,
           activities such as lotteries, national collections, thrift shops,   2008, 430,484 members were registered, against 396,045 in           against DKK 17.0m in 2007. Research gifts went up to DKK
           other events, capital income and expenses for income-gen-           2007, i.e. an increase of 34,439 members or 8.7 percent.            5.8m in 2008, from DKK 3.4m in 2007. Membership
           erating activities of a total of DKK 128.1m, the result is a                                                                            income from Companies against Cancer increased to DKK
           net income of DKK 481.4m, equivalent to an increase of              In 2008, the Danish Cancer Society’s research, information          8.4m in 2008 from DKK 7.9m. The item co-production and
           DKK 60.6m or 14 percent compared to 2007.                           and patient support departments received External                   events increased by DKK 1.1m in 2008 to DKK 6.8m.
                                                                               grants for specific projects, etc., totalling DKK 66.5m,
           The proceeds from Legacies and testamentary                         an increase of DKK 2m compared to 2007. The marked                  Gifts and grants amounts to DKK 3.6m in 2008, against
           bequests (note 1) rose to DKK 171.8m in 2008, from DKK              increase is primarily attributable to the Prevention Depart-        DKK 6.4m in 2007. The significant decline is due to a
           135.1m in 2007, equivalent to an increase of DKK 36.7m or           ment receiving additional external grants for information           decrease in contributions from private individuals DKK
           27.2 percent. The marked increase in 2008 in proceeds               purposes of DKK 5.8m in 2008, for a total of DKK 19.6m.             3.0m to DKK 1.0m in 2008. The decrease is mainly attrib-
           from legacies and testamentary bequests is attributable to          However, external grants to the research departments                utable to a larger share of private contributions being reg-
           the Society being the beneficiary in a series of very large         dropped by DKK 4.2m to a total of DKK 42.4m during the              istered in the membership database due to new tax report-
           individual cases in 2008, including an extraordinary large          same period of time.                                                ing rules.
           inheritance of almost DKK 20m. The number of legacy cas-
           es completed was 258 in 2008 against 246 in 2007. New               Contributions from foundations increased to DKK                     On Sunday 6 April 2008, the national collection was per-
           cases totalled 298 in 2008, against 257 in 2007. The aver-          11.1m in 2008 against DKK 8.6m in 2007. One of the rea-             formed in Denmark’s 98 municipalities, yielding the best




           Income 1999-2008                                                    Income 2008                                                         Income 2007-2008
                 DKK million                                                                                                                                     DKK million                                     2007       2008
           700                                                                                                                                             200
                                                                               Corporate 4 %                            Capital income 7 %                 180
           600                                                                                                                                             160
           500                                                                 Specific project grants 12 %             Other income 7 %                   140
                                                                                                                                                           120
           400                                                                                                                                             100
                                                                               Government grants                        Lotteries 8 %                       80
           300                                                                 6%                                                                           60
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ever net income of DKK 27.5m for the Society. This is DKK
2.8m more than the 2007 collection, which totalled DKK          Expenses 2007-2008                                                                             Expenses 2008
24.7m. Some 27,000 collectors (against 25,000 in 2007)
                                                                            DKK million                                                     2007     2008
visited Denmark’s 2.5 million homes.                                  200
                                                                                                                                                               Information 19 %                 Administration 6 %
                                                                      180
                                                                      160
How the collected money for breast cancer is used.                    140
The Danish Cancer Society fights breast cancer on many                120
                                                                      100
fronts. Breast cancer is a high-profile focus area because it          80
                                                                                                                                                                  Patient support 23 %         Research 52 %
affects 4,000 women every year. Focus is so intense that               60
                                                                       40
the Danish Cancer Society runs an earmarked breast can-                20
cer collection, i.e. the Support the Breasts campaign,                  0
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collected one year is spent next year.

Regardless of the results of other collections for the Danish
Cancer Society, we can be sure that breast cancer gets at       Breakdown of allocation in 2008 of the fundraising campaign in 2007
least the proceeds from the earmarked collection.
                                                                 Collected for breast cancer in 2007                                                                                                   DKK million
Considerable funding is required, however, and hence the         www.stoetbrysterne.dk – Internet collection                                                                                                   2.0
                                                                 Support for the Breasts – product sales                                                                                                       5.9
Cancer Society adds a considerable amount to the money           Pink Cup – golf for women                                                                                                                     2.0
collected.                                                       Corporate support contributions for breast cancer                                                                                             1.2
                                                                 Other specific breast cancer support                                                                                                          4.6
The www.stoetbrysterne.dk collection on the Internet
and the new TV3 Breast Gala raised a net amount of DKK           Total breast cancer fundraising in 2007                                                                                                       15.7
5.2m in 2008, against DKK 2.0m the year before. An addi-         Used for breast cancer in 2008
tional DKK 17.6m were collected as a result of other activ-      Patient support activities for breast cancer sufferers                                                                                          5.0
ities, such as sales of products, support contributions, etc.    Rehabilitation for breast cancer patients                                                                                                       1.6
This means that a total of DKK 22.8m was collected for           Breast cancer research                                                                                                                          9.1
breast cancer in 2008. In 2007, the amount was DKK
                                                                 Total                                                                                                                                         15.7
15.7m.
                                                                Grant from the Danish Cancer Society’s overall budget *)                                                                                       15.2
Lotteries, recycling, sale of goods, etc. (note 2) The
profit from lotteries was at DKK 44.8m in 2008, against          Total spending on breast cancer in 2008                                                                                                       30.9
DKK 37.8m in 2007. After last year’s sudden decrease in         *) funds raised for the general purposes of the Society, e.g. national collections, inheritance, membership fees, lotteries, etc.
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           The profit from the ten thrift shops amounted to DKK          Expenses                                                      The amount of DKK 107.4m for operating own research
FINANCES   1.7m, which is DKK 0.4m less than in 2007.                                                                                  departments includes a total of DKK 42.4m financed by
                                                                         The aggregate expenses in 2008 for research, patient sup-
                                                                         port, information, administration, building improvement,      external sources, such as the EU and foundations in Den-
           Other events and sale of Christmas cards was up DKK           depreciation and amortisation amounted to DKK 444m,           mark and abroad. Research expenses with external fund-
           9.0m to DKK 31.2m in 2008, against DKK 22.2m the year         against DKK 396.8m in 2007, equivalent to an increase of      ing are broken down on the Institute of Cancer Biology
           before. The increase is particularly attributable to higher   DKK 47.2m or 11.9 percent.                                    (DKK 25.2m) and the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology
           revenue from product sales and partnerships in connection                                                                   (DKK 17.2m).
           with the Support for the Breasts campaign, generally high-    Administrative expenses (note 6) covers a number of
           er sales in the web shop and a larger VAT refund.             common functions, such as the Executive Committee,            Expenses for patient support (note 9) rose by DKK 0.5m to
                                                                         committees and management. This also includes finances,       DKK 94.6m in 2008, of which the Dallund Rehabilitation
           Expenses related to income-generating activities              IT and shared property and staff administration. These        Centre accounted for DKK 13.7m. The patient support
           (note 3) rose by DKK 9.8m to a total of DKK 53.8m in          expenses amounted to DKK 26.8m in 2008, or DKK 2.5m           expenses also include DKK 4.4m from external grants.
           2008. The increase primarily relates to higher project        higher than in 2007. The increase is primarily attributable
           expenditure and development of activities to ensure con-      to higher common staff costs of DKK 2.2m, prompted by         Information expenses (note 10) increased by DKK
           tinued income growth. Project expenditure rose by DKK         rising canteen expenses and an employee seminar for all       8.7m to DKK 81.2m in 2008. The increase is mainly attrib-
           8.7m in 2008 to DKK 38.3m.                                    employees in the Society in 2008.                             utable to a rising level of activity in the Prevention and Doc-
                                                                                                                                       umentation Department, with external projects increasing
           Capital income (note 4) amounts to DKK 37.1m in 2008,         Expenses for improvement of buildings for own                 by DKK 5.8m in 2008 to DKK 19.6m. In addition, the
           against DKK 37.6m in 2007. Securities income was up DKK       activities (note 7) has increased by DKK 10.3m to DKK         Department’s expenses increased by DKK 1.7m to DKK
           1.5m in 2008. On the other hand, rental income declined       22.8m in 2008. The increase is mainly due to furnishing of    27.2m in 2008. Expenses for local unit activities increased
           by DKK 2.0m in 2008. This decrease is mainly due to Den-      laboratories.                                                 from DKK 14.2m in 2007 to DKK 14.7m in 2008, and
           mark’s School of Design’s partial vacation of the premises                                                                  expenses in the Communications Department rose by DKK
           rented from the Society at Strandboulevarden, and to          Expenses for research (note 8) amounted to DKK                0.4m to DKK 17.5m in 2008. Finally, expenses for general
           increasing costs of operating the rental properties.          214.0m in 2008, against DKK 191.2m in 2007, equivalent        information through lotteries increased by DKK 0.3m to
                                                                         to an increase of DKK 22.8m or 11.9 percent.                  DKK 2.2m in 2008.
           Government grants (note 5) which mainly includes
           grants from the Danish pools and lottery funds and from the   In 2008, the expenses break down as DKK 107.4m for
           Danish regions, amounted to DKK 31.1m in 2008 against         operation of own research departments, against DKK            Balance sheet
           DKK 30.9m in 2007. The grants from the pools and lottery      106.2m in 2007, and DKK 106.6m for grants from research       The book value of the Society’s rental properties (note
           funds amounted to DKK 17.5m in 2008, against 17.6m in         committees and the Central Board, including expenses for      12) is DKK 219.3m in 2008, against DKK 103.2m in 2007.
           2007. The grants from the regions to the Dallund Rehabili-    the research grant administration of DKK 1.9m, which          The increase is due to a revaluation of the rental properties
           tation Centre and the cancer counselling centres amounted     totalled DKK 21.6m more than in 2007. A main reason for       by DKK 108.0m in 2008, as well as sundry improvement
           to DKK 13.6m in 2008, against DKK 13.1m in 2007.              the increase is that the grants used from the Danish Cancer   works on the rental properties of DKK 12.6m. The revalua-
                                                                         Society’s Scientific Committee were DKK 20.5m higher in       tion by DKK 108.0m is made because the Society wishes to
                                                                         2008 than in 2007, when they amounted to DKK 56m.             ensure better compliance between the book value of the
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erty, as the Society has long estimated the market value to     2008. This decrease is the result of a reduction of the bond        of 2007. The operating fund expended DKK 425.7m on
be considerably higher than the DKK 103,6m booked at            holdings of DKK 8.9m to DKK 420.7m and a decrease in                the activities approved by the Central Board in 2009. To
the end of 2007. Hence, the Society chose in 2008 to reval-     the share portfolio of DKK 81.7m to DKK 120m.                       this should be added a budget of DKK 114.8m, equivalent
ue the rental properties by DKK 108.0m to DKK 219.3m,                                                                               to the expected transfers from 2008 to 2009.
which is considered a conservative, realistic and prudent       The Danish Cancer Society follows an investment strategy
valuation based on the situation on the real property mar-      of optimising the return on the Society’s assets for the ben-       The value adjustment fund (note 16) amounted to
ket. This valuation is equivalent to 60 percent of the public   efit of cancer patients, with due consideration for compos-         DKK 14.3m at the end of 2008 and thus decreased by DKK
land assessment value of DKK 370m. Properties for the           ing a well-diversified, prudent and conservative portfolio.         70.2m in 2008.
Society’s own activities are booked at DKK 0. The revalua-      To implement this strategy, the Society works with some of
tion is recognised in an independent revaluation fund.          the most renowned asset managers, such as Nykredit                  The Revaluation fund (note 17). As a new feature in
                                                                Portefølje, Danske Capital, Carnegie Asset Management,              2008, the Danish Cancer Society has established a revalu-
The return on rental properties amounted to 5.1 percent,        BankInvest Management Fondmæglerselskab, Gudme                      ation fund under which the Society’s rental properties at
against 9.1 percent in 2007. The reason for the decrease is     Raaschou Asset Management and Blue Bay Asset Manage-                Strandboulevarden in the Copenhagen district of Østerbro
that the rental properties at Strandboulevarden were reval-     ment.                                                               were revalued by DKK 108.0m to a total of DKK 219.3m.
ued by DKK 108.0m.
                                                                The Danish Cancer Society’s securities investments have             Interest rate risk/Price risk
The remaining properties, with a book value of DKK 2.6m,        generated an average return for the Society of 3.3 percent          The latent exchange-rate risk resting on the Society’s bond
concern properties appropriated by inheritance, subject to      over the past twelve years, including 2008, equivalent to an        portfolio, with a duration of 3.4, will result in a price
residence rights, etc.                                          average annual return of DKK 17m to 18m, or a total of              decrease of DKK 13.4m, if the interest rate increases by 1
                                                                approximately DKK 210m.                                             percent. The Society’s value adjustment fund, amounting
The securities portfolio (note 14), consisting of bonds                                                                             to DKK 14.3m at year-end 2008, will thus be able to count-
and shares, is the major asset on the balance sheet. The        The operating fund (note 15) amounted to DKK                        er a price decrease in the bond portfolio corresponding to
portfolio decreased by DKK 90.6m to DKK 540.8m in               427.6m at the end of 2008, against DKK 462.1m at the end            an interest rate increase of approximately 1 percent.

                                                                                                                                    Number of employees
Composition of assets                                           Distribution among main activities in 2008                          The Society employed 562 people at the end of 2008,
Assets totalling DKK 935m                                       for the Society’s 562 employees                                     translated to full-time equivalents, representing an increase
                                                                                                                                    of 38 employees compared to the previous year. 208
Securities 58 %                           Cash 13 %             Administration 56                      Marketing 72                 employees work with research, compared to 196 last year,
                                                                                                                                    125 employees work in the Patient Support Department,
                                                                External research
                                                                dept. 37                                                            against 122 last year, and 101 employees work with infor-
                                         Properties 24 %                                                                            mation, communications and quality measures, against 93
                                                                                                       Patient support 125
                                                                                                                                    last year. 72 employees are engaged with collection activi-
                                                                Own research
                                                                dept. 171                                                           ties, against 61 last year, and 56 employees work with
                                                                                                                                    administration, against 52 the year before.
                                     Receivables 5 %                                                   Information/
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           Management of foundations                                      very large inheritance case with proceeds of some DKK          The equity of
FINANCES   The Danish Cancer Society manages 26 independent foun-         20.0m, which must be considered an exceptional amount.
                                                                                                                                         the Danish Cancer Society
           dations whose profits accrue to the Danish Cancer Society      In addition, stagnating income is generally expected due to
           in accordance with the charters’ stipulations. At the end of   the financial crisis and the economic recession which is       The Society’s equity, consisting of the Society’s operating
           2008, the capital value of these foundations was DKK           expected to ensue.                                             fund, value adjustment fund and revaluation fund,
           175.7m, against DKK 217.3m last year. The foundations’                                                                        amounts to DKK 549.9m at the end of 2008, against DKK
           returns, amounting to DKK 5.5m in 2008, are carried in the     However, the Society expects membership income to              546.6m in 2007.
           accounts under Contributions from foundations.                 increase by DKK 10m to 15m in 2009, as a membership fee
                                                                          increase is expected to be adopted at the meeting of the       The profit for the year is transferred to the Operating fund
           The asset management departments of Danish banks man-          Committee of Representatives in May 2009. The member-          which is used for funding the 2009 budget, which balances
           age a number of funds held on trust for interest payment to    ship target continues to be 500,000 members, and efforts       at DKK 425.7m (see note 15).
           legatees. The capital of these trust funds was calculated at   will thus once again be invested in 2009 to obtain a net
           DKK 52.6m at the end of 2007, representing a decrease of       influx of members, mainly by phone recruitment. In addi-       Among the aims of the value adjustment fund is to ensure
           DKK 4.9m compared to 2006. When the interest payments          tion, the effort to minimise membership outflow will con-      that capital losses on the securities portfolio will not
           cease, the capital will accrue to the Danish Cancer Society    tinue, together with initiatives to strengthen member loyal-   impede the Society’s planned level of activities. The fund
           in whole or in part.                                           ty. In 2009, work will be continued in the fields of commu-    amounted to DKK 14.3m at the end of 2008.
                                                                          nication and support options targeting the population
                                                                          groups which are not as directly affected by cancer and        The revaluation fund established in 2008 amounts to DKK
           Outlook for 2009                                               whose motivation for supporting the fight against cancer       108.0m.
           The Danish Cancer Society’s outlook for 2009 includes a        therefore requires a more focused effort.
           decrease in income compared to 2008, when gross income                                                                        It is the policy of the Danish Cancer Society that funds
           amounted to DKK 609.5m. 2008 was an exceptional year           Income from the direct-mail lotteries are expected to          earned in one year are to be used in the following year. This
           in terms of earnings, as the Society’s aggregate income        increase slightly in 2009, compared to the level in 2008.      causes a time lapse or lag between the time of receiving the
           rose by DKK 79.0m, equivalent to an income increase of         However, the Danish Cancer Society expects significant         income and incurring the expense, whereby funds are tem-
           no less than 14.9 percent compared to the previous year.       income increases to be difficult to realise because of the     porarily amassed. Such funds that have not yet been used
                                                                          current and future fiercer-than-ever competition from          are invested temporarily in securities to obtain the greatest
           Particularly legacy income, which is the Society’s largest     national and international internet-based games. An            possible return for the benefit of the fight against cancer.
           source of revenue, is expected to decline somewhat in          increase is also expected in the 2009 income from corpo-
           2009 compared to 2008. The decrease will probably be           rate contributions and other events.
           around DKK 20.0m. The decline should be viewed in the
           light of the record legacy income in 2008 of DKK 171.8m,       The Danish Cancer Society’s expenses for the Society’s
           which rose by more than 27 percent, compared to the year       main objectives, which are research, patient support and
           before. The reason for the very large proceeds in 2008 is a    prevention, are expected to increase in 2009 by almost 8
           small number of very large individual cases, including one     percent, or DKK 30m, compared to 2008.




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Signatures by the management and the executive commitee
Today, we have presented the 2008 Annual Accounts for the Danish Cancer Society.

The annual accounts have been presented in accordance with the requirements for the presentation of annual accounts stipulated by the Articles of Association and with generally accept-
ed accounting principles. We consider the accounting policies to be appropriate, so that the annual accounts give a true and fair view of the Society’s assets and liabilities, its financial posi-
tion and the profit for the year.

The annual accounts are approved.

Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 April 2009
                                                                                            MANAGEMENT




                                                                                             Arne Rolighed



                                                                                        EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE




                                                    Frede Olesen                          Bent Knie-Andersen                            Mikael Rørth
                                                      chairman                              vice-chairman




                                                                         Jette Hansen                               Ester Larsen




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           Independent auditors’ report
           To the members of the Central Board                            audit in accordance with Danish auditing standards and the       In our view, the audit evidence obtained is sufficient and
FINANCES   of the Danish Cancer Society                                   Executive Order on accounts and audit of accounts for            appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
           We have audited the annual accounts for the Danish Can-        recipients of grants from the pools of the Danish Ministry
           cer Society for the financial year 1 January – 31 December     of Finance under the Act on certain games, lotteries and         Our audit has not given rise to any qualification.
           2008, comprising the financial review, accounting policies,    wagers. Those standards demand that we observe a code
           income statement, balance sheet and notes. The annual          of ethics and that we plan and conduct our audit to obtain       Opinion
           accounts have been presented in accordance with general-       reasonable assurance that the annual accounts are free of        In our opinion, the annual accounts give a true and fair view
           ly accepted accounting principles.                             material misstatement.                                           of the Society’s assets and liabilities and its financial posi-
                                                                                                                                           tion at 31 December 2008 and of the results of the Soci-
           The management’s responsibility                                An audit includes performing procedures to obtain audit          ety’s activities for the financial year 1 January – 31 Decem-
           for the annual accounts                                        evidence for the amounts and disclosures in the annual           ber 2008, in accordance with generally accepted account-
           The management is responsible for preparing and present-       accounts. The procedures selected depend on the assess-          ing principles.
           ing annual accounts which give a true and fair view in         ment made by the auditor, including the assessment of the
           accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.      risk of material misstatement in the annual accounts,
           This responsibility includes the organisation, implementa-     notwithstanding whether such misstatement is due to              Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 April 2009
           tion and maintenance of internal controls relevant to          fraud or error. In making such risk assessment, the auditor
           preparing and presenting annual accounts which give a          considers internal controls that are relevant to the Society’s   Deloitte
           true and fair view without material misstatement, notwith-     preparation and fair presentation of annual accounts in          Statsautoriseret Revisionsaktieselskab
           standing whether such misstatement is due to fraud or          order to design audit procedures that are appropriate
           error, and the choice and use of appropriate accounting        under the circumstances, but not with the objective of
           policies as well as application of accounting estimates        expressing an opinion on the efficiency of the internal con-
           which are reasonable under the circumstances.                  trol made by the Society. An audit also includes an assess-
                                                                          ment of the appropriateness of the accounting policies
           The auditors’ responsibility and basis of opinion              applied and the accounting estimates made by the man-            Henrik Wellejus                       Stefan Vastrup
           It is our responsibility to express an opinion on the annual   agement together with an evaluation of the overall presen-       state-authorised                      state-authorised
           accounts on the basis of our audit. We have conducted our      tation of the annual accounts.                                   public accountant                     public accountant




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Accounting policies
The accounting policies are unchanged compared to last        Capital income                                                 Balance sheet
year.                                                         Capital income comprises accrued interest income and
                                                              expenses, dividends and yields as well as rental income        Properties
The annual accounts are presented in accordance with          less operating expenses for rental properties.                 Buildings designated for rental purposes are valued at
generally accepted accounting principles.                                                                                    acquisition cost plus costs of improvement and revalua-
                                                              Government grants                                              tions and less depreciation. Buildings are depreciated at an
The accounts reflect the year’s financial decisions/grants,   Government grants are carried as income at the time of         annual rate of 2 percent. Buildings for own activities and
regardless if they are not realised until subsequent years.   receipt.                                                       their costs of improvement are charged to the income
                                                                                                                             statement in the acquisition year.
                                                              Expenses
Income statement                                              Expenses are accounted for on a normal accruals basis. The     Properties appropriated by inheritance, which are destined
                                                              expenses are attributed directly to the departments/activi-    for resale or which are subject to residence rights, etc., are
Funds collected                                               ties consuming the funds. Common expenses for operating        recognised at the original appropriation values.
Legacies and testamentary bequests are recognised as          the premises at Strandboulevarden, IT, etc., are charged to
income upon completion of the final estate inventory          the individual activities in accordance with their consump-    Revaluations are recognised in equity under Revaluation
whereas payments received on account are recognised on        tion.                                                          fund.
the balance sheet under the item Legacy amounts on
account for later determination.                              Inventory and laboratory equipment, etc., is charged           Securities
                                                              to the income statement at the time of acquisition.            Listed bonds and shares are measured at market value at
Contributions from members and foundations as well as                                                                        the end of the financial year. Mortgages, etc., are recog-
corporate contributions, gifts and grants are recognised as   Research grants/multi-year projects                            nised at an estimated, conservative value.
income at the time of realisation.                            Grants for one-year or multi-year research projects are
                                                              charged to the income statement at the time of granting.       Realised and unrealised capital gains and losses are recog-
Grants received for specific research projects are recog-     Grants provided, but not yet used, at the balance sheet        nised directly in the value adjustment fund.
nised as income as and when utilised.                         date, are recognised as payables under the item Grants for
                                                              scientific work not yet used.
Income from collections is recognised when the final col-
lection results are available.                                Extraordinary items
                                                              Income or expenses not attributable to the Society’s ordi-
Lotteries, etc.                                               nary activities are recognised as extraordinary items
Profits from lotteries are recognised as income when the
individual games are completed.

Sale of materials, etc. is recognised as income at the time
of invoicing.




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           Income statement
            DKK 1,000                                                                 Note      2008       2007
FINANCES
            Income-generating activities
            Funds collected                                                              1    389,282    334,275
            Lotteries, recycling, sale of goods, etc.                                    2     77,729     62,084

            Total income from income-generating activities                                   467,011    396,359

            Expenses related to income-generating activities                             3    -53,798    -43,975

            Profit from income-generating activities                                         413,213    352,384


            Other ordinary income
            Capital income                                                               4     37,087     37,561
            Government grants                                                            5     31,114     30,867

            Total net income                                                                 481,414    420,812

            Administrative expenses                                                      6    -26,788    -24,276
            Improvement of buildings for own activities                                  7    -22,789    -12,496
            Depreciation and amortisation                                               12     -4,554     -2,223

            Profit for distribution for the objectives of the Danish Cancer Society          427,283    381,817

            Research                                                                     8   -214,002   -191,176
            Patient support                                                              9    -94,603    -94,097
            Information                                                                 10    -81,233    -72,568

            Expenses for main objectives                                                     -389,838   -357,841


            Net profit for the year                                                           37,445     23,976




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Balance sheet
DKK 1,000                                                    Note              2008         2007


ASSETS

Shares in Kræftens Bekæmpelses Forlag ApS                      11              913             904
Properties                                                     12          221,850         105,102

Total non-current assets                                                  222,763         106,006

Sundry receivables, pre-paid expenses, etc.                    13           33,731          43,390
Balance with sundry foundations                                             16,640           6,203
Balance with Kræftens Bekæmpelses Forlag ApS                                   687               -
Securities                                                     14          540,755         631,306
Cash                                                                       120,403         121,523

Total current assets                                                      712,216         802,422

Total assets                                                              934,979         908,428



EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

Operating fund                                                 15          427,580         462,135
Value adjustment fund                                          16           14,303          84,475
Revaluation fund                                               17          108,000               -

Total equity                                                              549,883         546,610

Payable expenses, etc.                                         18          146,745         130,477
Balance with sundry foundations                                              2,209             807
Balance with Kræftens Bekæmpelses Forlag ApS                                     -             371
Legacy amount on account for later determination                            96,919          92,752
Grants for scientific work not yet used                        19          139,223         137,411

Total debt                                                                385,096         361,818

Total equity and liabilities                                              934,979         908,428




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           Notes to the annual accounts
            DKK 1,000                                                                                                     Gross             Direct    Totals    Totals
FINANCES                                                                                                                income           expenses      2008      2007

            NOTE 1

            Funds collected
            Legacies and testamentary bequests                                                                           171,796                     171,796   135,133
            Membership fees and contributions from members and regular contributors                                       82,632                      82,632    75,810
            Grants for specific projects                                                                                  66,469                      66,469    64,531
            Contributions from foundations                                                                                11,091                      11,091     8,640
            Corporate                                                                                                     20,951                      20,951    17,033
            Gifts and grants                                                                                               3,635                       3,635     6,407

                                                                                                                        356,574                  -   356,574   307,554

            National collections
            National collection                                                                                            33,145            5,650    27,495    24,705
            www.stoetbrysterne.dk – Internet collection                                                                     6,366            1,153     5,213     2,016

                                                                                                                          39,511            6,803     32,708    26,721


            Total funds collected                                                                                       396,085             6,803    389,282   334,275



            NOTE 2

            Lotteries, recycling, sale of goods, etc.
            Lotteries *)                                                                                                   84,541           39,701    44,840    37,788
            Thrift shops                                                                                                   13,606           11,887     1,719     2,096
            Other events and sale of Christmas cards                                                                       39,146            7,976    31,170    22,200

            Total, lotteries, recycling, sale of goods, etc.                                                            137,293            59,564     77,729    62,084

            *) In 2008, DKK 21.3m were paid out in the lotteries as winnings and related tax less DKK 0.8m of sponsored contributions.




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DKK 1,000                                                                                                                             2008         2007

NOTE 3

Expenses related to income-generating activities
Operation of Marketing Department                                                                                                     15,548       14,438
Project expenses (member care, analyses and development of new games and maintenance of existing games)                               38,250       29,537

Total expenses related to income-generating activities                                                                            53,798          43,975



NOTE 4

Capital income
Rental income                                                                                                                         18,810       19,804
Expenses related to operation of rental property                                                                                      -7,627       -6,587

Result of rental operations                                                                                                       11,183          13,217

Bank interest income                                                                                                                   3,994        3,916
Bond yields                                                                                                                           14,717       17,191
Share dividends                                                                                                                        7,436        4,396
Other income, etc.                                                                                                                         5           58
Brokerage and management fees                                                                                                           -248       -1,217

                                                                                                                                      25,904       24,344

Total capital income                                                                                                              37,087          37,561




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            DKK 1,000                                                       2008     2007
FINANCES
            NOTE 5

            Government grants
            Pools and lottery funds                                        17,489   17,561
            Grants from the regions to the Dallund Rehabilitation Centre    6,835    6,435
            Grants from the regions to the cancer counselling centres       6,790    6,678
            Other grants                                                        -      193

            Total government grants                                        31,114   30,867



            NOTE 6

            Administrative expenses
            Central Board, committees and Management                        6,414    6,204
            Finance and asset management                                    6,234    6,273
            Property management                                             3,696    3,582
            Common staff expenses                                          10,444    8,217

            Total administrative expenses                                  26,788   24,276



            NOTE 7

            Improvement of buildings for own activities
            Research premises                                              22,015    5,463
            Office premises                                                   774    7,033

            Total, improvement of buildings for own activities             22,789   12,496




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DKK 1,000                                                                                         2008         2007

NOTE 8

Research

Operation of own research departments
Institute of Cancer Biology                                                                       39,637       36,923
Institute of Cancer Epidemiology                                                                  24,156       20,913
Stem cell research laboratory                                                                      1,208        1,658

Basic operation of own research departments                                                       65,001       56,494

Consumption of external research grants                                                           42,443       46,679

Total, operation of own research departments                                                 107,444         106,173

Research grant administration                                                                     1,884        1,323

Grants during the year:
Grants from the Danish Cancer Society’s Scientific Committee                                      76,500       56,040
Grants from the Psychosocial Cancer Research Committee                                             4,218        5,278
Grants from the Executive Committee and the Central Board (note 8A)                               23,956       22,362

Total grants (see note 19)                                                                   104,674          83,680

Total research                                                                               214,002         191,176


NOTE 8A

Grants from the Executive Committee and the Central Board
Nordic Cancer Union                                                                                2,507        2,390
Research professorships                                                                            4,550        7,000
Documentation centre                                                                               1,115        1,636
The Quality Department                                                                             4,814        1,127
Grants for researchers’ participation in congresses, etc.                                            623          906
Management framework                                                                               9,601        5,806
Cause-of-death register                                                                                -        1,212
Grants for other projects, etc.                                                                      746        2,285

Total grants from the Executive Committee and the Central Board                               23,956          22,362



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            DKK 1,000                                                2008     2007
FINANCES
            NOTE 9

            Patient support
            Common administration                                   11,403    9,270
            Cancer line                                              6,772    6,471
            Breast cancer group                                          -      181
            Cancer counselling centres                              45,898   44,424
            Patient donations                                        6,317    6,661
            Projects and other activities                            5,930    5,553
            Hejmdal – Cancer counselling centre in Aarhus              188    2,692
            Palliative Knowledge Centre                                 13        -
            Establishment of Health Centre Copenhagen                    -    1,340

                                                                    76,521   76,592
            Externally funded projects                               4,384    4,031

                                                                    80,905   80,623
            Dallund Rehabilitation Centre                           13,698   13,474

            Total patient support                                   94,603   94,097

            NOTE 10

            Information
            Prevention and Documentation Department                 27,236   25,511
            Activities in local units                               14,685   14,203
            Communications Department                               17,484   17,099
            General information through lotteries                    2,186    1,934

                                                                    61,591   58,747
            Externally funded projects                              19,642   13,821

            Total information                                       81,233   72,568


            NOTE 11

            Shares in Kræftens Bekæmpelses Forlag ApS
            Balance, 1 January                                         904      873
            Net profit for the year                                      9       31

            Balance, 31 December                                      913      904
            (The Society holds all shares)

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DKK 1,000                                                                                                                                                  2008         2007

NOTE 12

Rental properties
Acquisition price, 1 January                                                                                                                             130,361       127,721
Additions                                                                                                                                                 12,643         2,640

Acquisition price, 31 December                                                                                                                           143,004       130,361

Revaluation, 1 January                                                                                                                                         -             -
Additions                                                                                                                                                108,000             -

Revaluation, 31 December                                                                                                                                 108,000             -

Depreciation, 1 January                                                                                                                                   -27,176      -24,953
Depreciation for the year                                                                                                                                  -4,554       -2,223

Depreciation, 31 December                                                                                                                                 -31,730      -27,176

Balance, 31 December                                                                                                                                     219,274      103,185
Rental properties have been revalued by DKK 108m to DKK 219.27m, equalling just below 60% of the public land assessment value.

(Property valuation as at 1 October 2008: DKK 370.08m)

Properties appropriated by inheritance, subject to residence rights, etc.
Balance, 1 January                                                                                                                                         2,656         2,772
Additions during the year                                                                                                                                      -           430
Disposals during the year                                                                                                                                    -80          -546

                                                                                                                                                           2,576         2,656
Mortgage debts                                                                                                                                                 -          -739

Balance at 31 December                                                                                                                                     2,576        1,917
(Property valuation as at 1 October 2007: DKK 10.18m)

Total properties                                                                                                                                         221,850      105,102
Properties utilised for own activities are charged to income in the acquisition year. As at 1 October 2008, such properties are valued at DKK 289.92m.

Settlements, etc.
Properties subject to lifelong residence rights are carried as an asset under “Properties” at the amount of DKK 2.576m.



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            DKK 1,000                                             2008      2007
FINANCES
            NOTE 13

            Sundry receivables, pre-paid expenses, etc.
            Accrued bond yield                                    3,481     4,573
            Deposits concerning leases                            2,642     2,575
            Receivables and pre-paid expenses                    27,502    36,116
            Stock                                                   106       126

            Total sundry receivables, pre-paid expenses, etc.    33,731    43,390



            NOTE 14

            Securities
            Bonds                                               420,717   429,630
            Shares                                              120,038   201,676

            Total securities                                    540,755   631,306




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DKK 1,000                                                                                        2008         2007

NOTE 15

Operating fund
Balance, 1 January                                                                           462,135         438,159
Transfer to value adjustment fund                                                            -72,000               -
Net profit for the year                                                                       37,445          23,976

Balance, 31 December                                                                        427,580         462,135


Breakdown of the operating fund

Provision for covering approved expenditure budget for 2009                                                       %
Research                                                                                     159,670             44
Strategic objectives                                                                          15,000              4
Patient support                                                                               77,906             22
Information incl. Internet portal                                                             59,075             16
Administration and shared staff expenses                                                      34,563             10
Used for construction and building works and building depreciation                            13,000              4

                                                                                             359,214            100

New strategic means                                                                              14,500
2009 expenditure budget for the Marketing Department                                             51,956

                                                                                             425,670

For use in subsequent years                                                                       1,910

                                                                                            427,580




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            DKK 1,000                                                         2008       2007
FINANCES
            NOTE 16

            Value adjustment fund
            Balance, 1 January                                                84,475     86,919
            Value adjustment, bonds                                          -51,762    -18,067
            Value adjustment, shares                                         -87,573     12,888
            Value adjustment, properties appropriated by inheritance              25        317
            Value adjustment, currency                                        -2,862      2,418
            Transferred from operating fund                                   72,000          -

            Balance, 31 December                                             14,303     84,475



            NOTE 17

            Revaluation fund
            Balance, 1 January                                                    -           -
            Revaluation of rental properties                                108,000           -

            Balance, 31 December                                            108,000           -


            NOTE 18

            Payable expenses, etc.
            A tax, etc. payable                                                 690      1,031
            Calculated holiday pay obligations                               20,382     17,794
            Deposits and pre-paid rent                                        8,564      7,929
            Accounts payable                                                 31,258     31,253
            Received grants from providers of external funds not yet used    85,851     72,470

            Total payable expenses, etc.                                    146,745    130,477




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DKK 1,000                                                                                                      2008         2007

NOTE 19

Grants for scientific work not yet used
Balance, 1 January                                                                                         137,411         139,676
Granted during the year from the scientific committees,
the Executive Committee and the Central Board (see note 8)                                                 104,674          83,680
Distributed during the year                                                                               -102,862         -85,945

Balance as at 31 December for use in 2009 and later                                                       139,223         137,411

The grants have been given for use in
2009                                                                                                       102,095         111,148
2010                                                                                                        24,431          17,372
2011 and later                                                                                              12,697           8,891

                                                                                                          139,223         137,411


(Note not referred to in the accounts)

Breakdown of the total amount for staff wages, etc.
Wages and salaries *)                                                                                      222,503         203,086
Contributions for pension-related purposes                                                                  30,854          27,498
Share of expenses for social security                                                                        1,018             953

Total                                                                                                     254,375         231,537
*) No fee has been paid to the Presidium, Central Board and Executive Committee.

Representation of this amount in the accounts
Wages and salaries for research, patient support, information and administration                           197,047         184,364
Wages and salaries for income-generating activities                                                         34,064          28,085

Total wages and salaries                                                                                   231,111         212,449

Wages and salaries included in grants used                                                                     23,264       19,088

Total wages and salaries paid out                                                                         254,375         231,537


Average number of employees                                                                                      562          524



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                 Management, committees and organisation
                 The Presidium                                               •Gina Øbakke, senior consultant, Store-Heddinge           •Professor Kristian Helin, PhD, director, vice-chairman,
MANAGEMENT,      •President: Professor Linda Nielsen, LLD                    •Jens Erik Christensen, Director, MSc (Actuarial Mathe-    Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC),
COMMITTEES AND
                 •Vice-president: Michala Petri, recorder virtuoso            matics), Charlottenlund                                   University of Copenhagen
ORGANISATION
                 •Vice-president: Ebbe Sand, director, former football       •Helle Ibsen, GP, Haderslev                               •Peter Andreasen, DSc, associate professor, Dept. of
                  professional                                               •Jan Bjørn Nielsen, consultant, Odder                      Molecular Biology, Aarhus University
                                                                             •Jørgens Nielsen, attorney-at-law, Dronninglund           •Professor Åke Borg, PhD, Lund University Hospital,
                 The Central Board                                           •Henrik Steenberg, human resources associate,              Sweden
                 •Chairman: Professor Frede Olesen, MD, head of               Copenhagen S                                             •Professor Olav Dahl, MD, Haukeland University
                  research, Højbjerg                                                                                                    Hospital, Norway
                 •Vice-chairman: Bent Knie-Andersen, managing director,      The Executive Committee                                   •Professor Thoas Fioretos, consultant, Dept. of Clinical
                  Charlottenlund                                             •Chairman: Professor Frede Olesen, MD, head of             Genetics, Lund University Hospital, Sweden
                 •Jette Hansen, assistant general manager, Holbæk             research                                                 •Professor Claus Hovendal, MD, consultant, Department
                 •Ester Larsen, MA, former minister of health, Kerteminde    •Vice-chairman: Bent Knie-Andersen, managing director      of Surgery, Gastroenterological Section, Odense
                 •Professor Mikael Rørth, MD, consultant, Charlottenlund     •Jette Hansen, assistant general manager                   University Hospital
                 •Grete Andersen, secretary, Frederiksberg                   •Ester Larsen, MA, former minister of health              •Professor Sten L. Christer Höög, PhD, Karolinska
                 •Birgitt Bjerre, courier, Nykøbing Falster                  •Professor Mikael Rørth, MD, consultant                    Institute, Sweden
                 •Ane Bonderup, section leader, Risskov                                                                                •Professor Andreas Kjær, MD, PhD, consultant, Cluster
                 •Kristian Baatrup, chartered surveyor, Helsingør (Elsi-     Board of Management                                        for Molecular Imaging, University of Copenhagen &
                  nore)                                                      •Arne Rolighed, managing director                          Clinic of Clinical Physiology, Department of Nuclear
                 •Karina Christensen, PhD student, Odense                                                                               Medicine & PET, Rigshospitalet
                 •Finn Christensen, project manager (staff representative)   Heads of Department                                       •Professor Marja Jäättelä, MD, Apoptosis Laboratory,
                 •Claus Foged, MAA, architect, Hjørring                      •Professor Julio Celis, PhD, institute director            Institute of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer Society
                 •Vera Kristensen, nurse, Hvide Sande                        •Kurt Damsgaard, communications manager, journalist       •Professor Susanne Krüger Kjær, MD, consultant, Insti-
                 •Dr Susanne Ursula Larsen, consultant, Odense               •Bjarne Heide Jørgensen, national secretary                tute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society
                 •Carsten Lewinsky, dentist, Langebæk                        •Poul Møller, MA, marketing manager                       •Professor Torben Kruse, MSc, PhD, Dept. of Biochem-
                 •Professor Arvid B. Maunsbach, MD, Risskov                  •Anne Nissen, MSc (Sociology), head of department          istry, Pharmacology and Genetics, Odense University
                 •Ejnar Pedersen, former chief municipal executive,          •Dr Jørgen H. Olsen, MD, consultant, institute director    Hospital
                  Hornslet                                                   •Ole Reinbach, MSc (Economics), financial director        •Professor Preben Bo Mortensen, MD, National Centre
                 •Tove Pedersen, chair of local unit, V. Hassing             •Dr Hans Henrik Storm, consultant, head of department      for Register-based Research, Aarhus University
                 •Dr Catherine Rechnitzer, MD, consultant, Vedbæk            •Una Jensen, head of secretariat                          •Professor Pär Sparén, Dr Med Sc, Karolinska Institute,
                 •Ruth Scharling, ex-mayoress, Thisted                       •Janne Lehmann Knudsen, consultant, quality manager        Sweden
                 •Geert Schou, MSc, systems coordinator (staff represen-                                                               •Dr Lars Vindeløv, MD, consultant, Dept. of Haema-
                  tative)                                                    The Danish Cancer Society’s Scientific Committee           tology, Rigshospitalet
                 •Janne Sinding Nielsen, personnel/HR assistant, Køge        •Professor Jens Overgaard, MD, consultant, chairman,
                 •Birgitte Uldall, health visitor, Nordborg                   Dept. of Experimental Clinical Oncology, Aarhus Hospi-
                 •Karen Veien, chair of patients’ association, Aalborg        tal



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Psychosocial Research Committee                            Local Units Committee
•Dr John Sahl Andersen, PhD, chairman, GP, associate       •Hans Grishauge, chairman, head of secretariat, Vartov
 professor, University of Copenhagen                       •Ole Petersen Andersen, local unit chairman
•Professor Lene Koch, DPhil, vice-chairman, Institute of   •Henrik Frostholm, special consultant, The National
 Public Health, Department of Health Services Research,     Board of Social Services
 University of Copenhagen                                  •Peter Holm, marketing manager, Skandia A/S
•Niels Viggo Hansen, PhD, programme coordinator, Man       •Lykke Mantzius Lykke, elderly services manager
 and Society, University of Southern Denmark               •Erik Martinussen, BSc (Business Economics)
•Marianne Jensen Hjermstad, senior researcher, Kreft-      •Karen Nøhr, ex-county mayoress
 senteret, Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
•Dr Marianne Lau, MD, consultant, Stolpegård Psy-          Patient Support Committee
 chotherapeutic Centre in Gentofte                         •Erik Rasmussen, chairman, editor-in-chief, Ugebrevet
•Dr Susanne Dalsgaard Reventlow, research manager,          Mandag Morgen
 MD, MSc (anthropology), GP, Research Unit for General     •Helen Bernt Andersen, director of nursing,
 Practice, University of Copenhagen                         Rigshospitalet
•Mette Beck Risør, senior researcher, MA, PhD, Research    •Dr Jørn Andersen, MD, consultant, Aarhus Hospital
 Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics,       •Christian Juul Busch, hospital chaplain, Rigshospitalet
 Aarhus Hospital                                           •Bolette Christensen, deputy director general,
•Dr Per Sjøgren, honorary associate professor, MD,          Confederation of Danish Industries
 consultant, Copenhagen Hospital Corporation, Multidis-    •Jan Mainz, honorary associate professor, The North
 ciplinary Pain Centre, Rigshospitalet                      Denmark Region
•Signe Vikkelsø, associate professor, MSc (psychology),    •Dr Julie Damgaard Nielsen, GP, Højbjerg
 PhD, Inst. for Organization, Copenhagen Business          •Professor Kjeld Møller Pedersen, Institute of Public
 School                                                     Health

Prevention and Information Committee
•Ole Fredslund, chairman, partner, Effector Communica-
 tions A/S
•Finn Berggren, principal, Gerlev Sports Highschool
•Jan Hansen, deputy director/chief education officer
•Dr Torben Jørgensen, MD, centre manager
•Lillian Knudsen, former group chairperson
•Suzanne Aaholm, chief municipal executive
•Lene Frits Nielsen, senior midwife




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                  Organisation


LEDELSE, UDVALG
                                                                                           Lokalforeninger
OG ORGANISATION
                                                                                            Regionsudvalg

                                                                                          Repræsentantskab
                                                        Præsidium
                                                                                           Hovedbestyrelse

                                                                                          Forretningsudvalg

                                             Udvalg for lokalforeningsarbejdet                                            Kræftens Bekæmpelses Videnskabelige Udvalg

                                                   Patientstøtteudvalget                                                       Ad hoc udvalg. KB Strategiske Udvalg

                                                  Forebyggelsesudvalget                                                       Komite for Psykosocial Kræftforskning
                                                                                                 Direktion



                                                                                                                               Økonomi- og administrationsafdeling
                                                    Politisk sekretariat
                                                                                                                                           HR-afdeling
                                                 Kommunikationsafdeling
                                                                                                                                         Kvalitetsenhed




                                                                              Forebyggelses-                                                     Institut for
                   Patientstøtteafdeling       Marketingafdeling                                             Institut for Biologisk                                    Lokalforenings-
                                                                            og dokumentations-                                                 Epidemiologisk
                                                                                                                Kræftforskning                                            afdeling
                                                                                 afdeling                                                      Kræftforskning




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Grant holders


Alsner, Jan                       70   Frystyk, Jan                      74   Jacobsen, Benedikte               63   Madsen, Karina                 184   Shamim, Zaiba                104
Andersen, Félicie Faucon           1   Füchtbauer, Ernst-Martin          17   Jacobsen, Bo                    194    Masmas, Tania                   95   Snezana Djurisic             131
Andersen, Jens S.                  2   Gjerstorff, Morten Frier          18   Jansen, Erik Christian            85   Mathiasen, David Plesner       157   Steffensen, Ane Yde          170
Andersen, Julie Bjerglund        123   Grau, Cai                         75   Jensen, Katja Dall              143    Meldgaard, Theresa             158   Steiniche                    105
Andersen, Mads Hald               71   Groth, Anja                       19   Jensen, Mads Daugaard             33   Mellemkjær, Lene               120   Stine Jørgensen               35
Andersen, Signe Lindgård         191   Grum-Schwensen, Birgitte          20   Jensen, Mads Aaboe                64   Memon, Ashfaque, Ahmed          96   Straten, Per thor            106
Andreasen Peter A.                 3   Grønbæk, Kirsten                  76   Jensen, Rikke                   144    Meyle, Kathrine Damm           159   Strickertsson, Jesper A.     171
Andresen Thomas L.                 4   Grønvold, Mogens            177, 178   Jensen, Sigrid Hjermind         145    Mollenhauer, Jan                43   Svane, Inge Marie            107
Bartek, Jiri                       5   Guerra, Barbara                   77   Jensen, Siri Beier                87   Mortensen, Michael Bau          97   Szyniarowski, Piotr           54
Bassler, Niels                     6   Guldberg, Per                     21   Jensen, Torben Heich              34   Nerlov, Claus                   44   Sørensen, Claus Storgaard     55
Behrendt, Niels                    7   Guldin, Mai-Britt                179   Johannessen, Helle              195    Nielsen, Charlotte Stentoft    160   Sørensen, Rikke Bæk          108
Berge-Hansen, Linda              124   Gyrd-Hansen, Mads                 22   Johansen, Christoffer       86, 196    Nielsen, Christian Friberg     162   Sørensen, Tine Thurison      172
Bernstein, Inge                  111   Hadrup, Sine Reker                78   Johnsen, Hans Erik              113    Nielsen, Susanne Husted        161   Sørrig, Rasmus               173
Bobby Zachariae                  188   Hall, Arnaldur                   136   Jäättelä, Marja Helena            32   Nielsen, Thomas                 45   Terp, Mikkel Green           174
Brakebusch, Cord                   8   Hamilton-Dutoit, Stephen Jacques 79    Jørgensen, Peter Bonde          146    Nilbert, Mef                    68   Theilgaard-Mönch, Kim         56
Brandt, Claus                    125   Hamming, Ole Jensen               23   Kallehauge                      147    Nordstrøm, Lars Ulrik           46   Thomassen, Mads              109
Brimnes, Marie Klinge             72   Hansen, Helle Ploug              189   Kallunki, Tuula Anneli            36   Nørgaard, Jan Maxwell           69   Thomsen, Allan Randrup        57
Brodersen, John                  192   Hansen, Jacob Falck               25   Kamper-Jørgensen, Mads          119    Olsen, Birgitte Brinkmann       47   Tjønneland, Anne             121
Brünner, Nils                     61   Hansen, Klaus                     24   Keiding, Susanne                  88   Olsen, Pia Riis                185   Villumsen, Nanna Stengaard   175
Bukh, Jens                         9   Hansen, Lisbeth                  137   Kjær, Andreas                     89   Overgaard, Jens                 99   Wewer, Ulla M.                67
Busch, Christian Juul            176   Hansen, Matilde Thye             138   Kjær, Susanne Krüger            115    Pedersen, Anders Elm            48   Wiuf, Carsten H.              58
Baastrup, Rikke             116, 117   Hansen, Susan R.                 180   Knudsen, Stine Louise Jeppe     148    Pedersen, Anders Navrsted      100   Ødum, Niels                   59
Carlsen, Thomas Hassing Ronøe 126      Harmann, Rune                     26   Kornblit, Brian                   90   Pedersen, Finn Skou             49   Ørntoft, Torben              110
Christensen,                           Hasle, Henrik                     80   Kousted, Tina Mostrup           149    Pedersen, Heidi Frølund        186   Østergaard, Vibe H.           60
Anne Geske Lindgard              127   Helin, Kristian                   27   Kragelund, Birthe Brandt          37   Pedersen, Marianne Terndrup     50
Christensen, Rikke                10   Henriksen, Nina             181, 182   Kriegbaum, Mette Camilla        150    Pedersen, Mette Louise         163
Christensen, Thomas T.            11   Herrstedt, Jørn                   81   Kristensen, Bjarne Winther        91   Petersen, Ole William           51
Coskun, Mehmet                   128   Hjalgrim, Henrik                 118   Kristensen, Eva Toustrup        151    Pfeiffer, Per                  101
Cowland, Jack                     12   Hjortbak, Bjarne Rose            183   Kristiansen, Maiken Søndergaard 152    Porse, Bo Torben                52
Cramer, Frederik                 129   Hjortsø, Mads Christian          139   Kristoffersen, Kristina         153    Poulsen, Hans Skovgaard         53
Dahl, Christina                   13   Hokland, Peter                   122   Køllgaard, Tania                  92   Poulsen, Maria                 164
Dahl, Louise Dyhrman              14   Holmberg, Ola                     82   Langkilde, Anne                 154    Poulsen, Sara Lund             165
Dahl, Sara Louise                130   Holst, Lise Laurberg             140   Larsen, Signe Benzon            155    Povlsen, Lou Klitgaard         166
Dalsted, Rikke Juul              190   Horsman, Michael R.               83   Laurberg, Søren               93, 94   Pritnz, Christina              167
Deurs, Bo van                     15   Hvidt, Niels Christian           193   Laursen, Britt E.                 38   Rajpert-De Meyts Ewa            66
Ditzel, Henrik J.                 73   Højrup, Peter                     28   Lisby, Michael                    40   Rasmussen, Kiki Celina         168
Dupont, Daniel Miotto             16   Høye, Anette Melissa             141   Lukas, Claudia                    39   Santoni, Rugiu, Eric           102
Ebbesen, Morten                  132   Høyland-Poulsen, Nina Molin      142   Lund, Anders H.                   41   Schaffelitsky, de Muckadell,
Eskelund, Christian Winther      133   Issazadeh-Navikas, Shohreh        62   Lund, Leif R.                     42   Ove B.                          98
Ewertz, Marianne                 112   Issinger, Olaf-Georg          29, 30   Lykkesfeldt, Anne E.              65   Scheel, Maria                  169
Falk-Hansen, Maiken              134   Iversen, Lars                     31   Lynge, Elsebeth                 114    Schmiegelow, Kjeld             103
Frankel, Mika                    135   Iversen, Lene H.                  84   Madsen, Jeppe Buur              156    Seibæk, Lene                   187


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         Grants from The Danish Cancer Society’s Scientific Committee (KBVU)


         NB: The list contains projects in progress in 2009           versity of Denmark                                     Department of Human Genetics,                          Hospital Frédéric Joliot, Orsay C., France
GRANTS   that were granted support in 2008 or earlier, as             Granted for 2009: DKK 562,000                          Aarhus University                                      Granted for 2008-2010: DKK 885,600
         well as projects granted support in 2008 for use                                                                    Granted for 2009: DKK 462,000
         in 2008.                                              * 5.   The role(s) of cell cycle checkpoint                                                                    17.   Translational control of Twist1 as a
                                                                      machinery in the development of cancer.         11.    Primary cilia and development of                       possible cancer therapy.
         * Grants awarded prior to 2008 and charged to                Jiri Bartek, MD, PhD                                   ovarian cancer in women.                               Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer, associate professor,
           the income statement in previous accounts.                 Department of Cell Cycle and Cancer, Insti-            Søren T. Christensen, PhD, associate professor         Dr.rer.nat.
                                                                      tute of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer Society          Department of Biology, University of Copen-            Department of Molecular and Structural
          Grants for research projects being conducted at             Granted for 2009: DKK 1,000,000                        hagen                                                  Biology, Aarhus University
          the Danish Cancer Society’s own research depart-                                                                   Granted for 2009: DKK 700,000                          Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 654,000
          ments.                                               6.     Particle therapy – dosimetric and radio-
                                                                      biological optimisation.                        12.    MicroRNAs as regulators of normal and            18.   GAGE cancer/testis antigen impact on
         Grants for research projects being conducted at              Niels Bassler, PhD, MSc                                malignant granulopoiesis.                              microtubuli and their role in cancer
         other research departments.                                  Department of Oncology, Aarhus Hospital                Jack Cowland, MSc, PhD                                 development.
                                                                      Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,721,700                   Granulocyte Laboratory, Rigshospitalet                 Morten Frier Gjerstorff, MSc
                                                                                                                             Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,136,400                   Medical Biotechnology Centre, University of
         Basic research                                        7.     Cancer invasion through extracellular                                                                         Southern Denmark, Odense
                                                                      matrix barriers: Collagenolytic mecha-           13. Signalling via stem-cell factors in normal               Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 230,000
         1.     Examination of the risk of developing                 nisms and therapeutic intervention in                and malignant melanocytes: KIT as a
                splicing-related secondary disease as a               mouse cancer models.                                 dependence receptor.                               19.   Histone metabolism & checkpoint con-
                consequence of topoismerase in target-                Niels Behrendt, PhD, DSc                             Christina Dahl, MSc                                      trol – Importance for epigenetic stability.
                ed chemotherapy.                                      Finsen Laboratory, Finsen Centre,                    Department of Cancer Genomics, Institute of              Anja Groth, MSc, PhD
                Félicie Faucon Andersen, MSc                          Rigshospitalet                                       Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer Society                    Biotech Research & Innovation Centre
                Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus               Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,650,000                 Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,125,800                     (BRIC), Copenhagen
                University                                                                                                                                                          Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 2,250,000
                Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,599,000           8.     The role of unusually high activity of          14.    Identification of the oncogenic element
                                                                      Rho GTPases in leukemia induced by the                 coded by the prostate tumour-induced              20. Functional role of the protein S100A4
         *2.    Spatio-temporal proteomics of autopha-                MLL-AF9 oncogene.                                      gene, PTI-1.                                          (Mts) in tumour-stroma interaction.
                gia in cancer cells.                                  Professor Cord Brakebusch, PhD                         Louise Dyhrman Dahl, PhD student                      Birgitte Grum-Schwensen, MSc
                Jens S. Andersen, PhD, associate professor            Department of Biomedical Sciences,                     Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus               Dept. of Molecular Cancer Biology, Institute
                Department of Biochemistry and Molecular              University of Copenhagen                               University                                            of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer Society
                Biology, University of Southern Denmark               Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,898,700                   Granted for 2009: DKK 87,800                          Granted for 2009: DKK 565,700
                Granted for 2009: DKK 331,300
                                                               *9.    Development of hepatitis C virus cell           15.    Endocytotic downregulation of ErbB                21. Cellular senescence mediated by
         3.     Pharmacological intervention with prote-              culture systems: Use in molecular stud-                receptors in cancer.                                  p14ARF in response to mitochondrial
                olytic enzyme systems in animal tumour                ies and in the development of medicines                Professor Bo van Deurs, MD, PhD                       dysfunction: Molecular mechanisms and
                models.                                               and vaccines.                                          Department of Cellular and Molecular                  importance as anti-cancer barrier.
                Peter A. Andreasen, DSc, associate professor          Professor Jens Bukh, MB, consultant                    Medicine, Panum Institute, University of              Professor Per Guldberg, MSc, PhD
                Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus               Department of Infectious Diseases, Hvidovre            Copenhagen                                            Department of Cancer Genomics, Institute of
                University                                            University Hospital                                    Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,500,000                  Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer Society
                Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,500,000                  Granted for 2009: DKK 800,000                                                                                Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,100,000
                                                                                                                      *16.   Development of new PET tracers and
         *4.    Time-resolved pH measurements in               *10.   Stem cell antigen-1’s (Sca-1) role in nor-             therapeutics targeting the metastatic            22.   Inhibitor of apoptosis proteins’ regula-
                cancer cell compartments.                             mal and malignant development of hair                  process.                                               tion of ubiquitin-mediated survival sig-
                Thomas L. Andresen, MSc (Engineering), PhD            follicles.                                             Daniel Miotto Dupont, MSc                              nalling in cancer.
                Danish Polymer Centre, Risø, Technical Uni-           Rikke Christensen, MSc, PhD                            Institute of Bio-Medical Imaging, Service              Mads Gyrd-Hansen, MSc, PhD



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       Biotech Research & Innovation Centre                      Biology, University of Southern Denmark,              Torben Heich Jensen, MSc, PhD, associate       40.   The BRCA2 breast cancer gene’s regula-
       (BRIC), Copenhagen                                        Odense                                                professor                                            tion of homologous recombination.
       Granted for 2009: DKK 300,000                             Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,125,600                  Department of Molecular and Structural               Michael Lisby, PhD, associate research
                                                                                                                       Biology, Aarhus University                           professor
23.    General aspects of interferon signalling           *29.   CK2 kidney tumours and metastases:                    Granted for 2009: DKK 582,900                        Department of Biology, University of
       with main focus on structural determina-                  Deciphering the asymmetrical expres-                                                                       Copenhagen
       tion of the interferon lambda receptor                    sion of the CK2beta subunit and                35.    SET8’s role and regulation in the DNA                Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 270,100
       complex                                                   increased CK2 activity.                               damage response.
       Ole Jensen Hamming, PhD student                           Professor Olaf-Georg Issinger                         Stine Jørgensen, MSc                           41.   The role of MiR-10 in cancer.
       Centre for Structural Biology, Aarhus University          Dr.rer.nat.habil.                                     Biotech Research & Innovation Centre                 Anders H. Lund, PhD, associate professor
       Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 836,400                        Department of Biochemistry and Molecular              (BRIC), Copenhagen                                   Biotech Research and Innovation Centre
                                                                 Biology, University of Southern Denmark,              Granted for 2009: DKK 462,900                        (BRIC), Copenhagen
24.    Oncogenic signalling through an epige-                    Odense                                                                                                     Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 2,250,000
       netic phosphorylation switch and the                      Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,000,000            36.   Analysis of newly discovered potential
       implications for cancer.                                                                                        treatment goals in oncogene-induced            42.   Multiple roles of matrix-degrading
       Klaus Hansen, PhD                                  30.    AMPK in renal cancer.                                 transformation and cancer                            proteases in inflammation-mediated
       Biotech Research & Innovation Centre                      Professor Olaf-Georg Issinger,                        Tuula Anneli Kallunki, DSc, PhD, associate           gastrointestinal cancer.
       (BRIC), Copenhagen                                        Dr.rer.nat.habil.                                     professor                                            Leif R. Lund, MSc
       Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 660,000                        Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,          Apoptosis Laboratory, Institute of Cancer            Finsen Laboratory, Finsen Centre,
                                                                 University of Southern Denmark, Odense                Biology, Danish Cancer Society                       Rigshospitalet
* 25. Gene amplification, maintenance of                         Granted for 2009: DKK 75,136                          Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,200,000                 Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,400,000
      fragile sites and cancer.
      Jacob Falck Hansen, MSc, PhD                        *31.   The significance of p38 MAPK signal            *37.   Competitive antagonists for cancer ther-       43.   Systematic identification of new cancer
      Department of Cell Cycle and Cancer, Insti-                transduction for the pathogenesis of                  apy studies.                                         genes via targeted functional genome
      tute of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer Society              non-melanoma skin cancer.                             Birthe Brandt Kragelund, MSc, PhD,                   analysis.
      Granted for 2009: DKK 528,000                              Dr Lars Iversen, MD, associate professor              associate professor                                  Professor Jan Mollenhauer, PhD
                                                                 Dermatology Department, Aarhus Hospital               Department of Molecular Biology, University          Medical Biotechnology Centre, University of
26.    Interferon lambda in cancer develop-                      Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 600,000                    of Copenhagen                                        Southern Denmark, Odense
       ment and chronic viral infections.                                                                              Granted for 2009: DKK 466,400                        Granted for 2009: DKK 800,000
       Rune Hartmann, associate professor, PhD            * 32. Cancer-related changes in the stability,
       Department of Molecular and Structural Biol-             composition and function of lysosomes.          38.    Combretastatin; a new vascular-target-         44.   Analysis of the mechanism underlying
       ogy, Aarhus University                                   Professor Marja Helena Jäättelä, MD                    ing agent: A characteristic of its vaso-             ectopic self-renewal in myeloid
       Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 907,600                       Apoptosis Laboratory, Institute of Cancer              constricting effect.                                 leukaemia-initiating cells.
                                                                Biology, Danish Cancer Society                         Britt E. Laursen, BM, PhD                            Claus Nerlov, MSc, PhD
27.    Functional characterisation of the role of               Granted for 2009: DKK 1,000,000                        Department of Pharmacology,                          Finsen Laboratory, Finsen Centre,
       histone demethylases in cancer develop-                                                                         Aarhus University                                    Rigshospitalet
       ment.                                              * 33. Investigation of survival protein Lens                 Granted for 2009: DKK 79,000                         Granted for 2009: DKK 855,500
       Professor Kristian Helin, MSc, PhD                       Epithelium Derived Growth Factor
       Biotech Research & Innovation Centre                     (LEDGF) in cancer.                              * 39. Quest for genes involved in the cellular        45.   Tumour microenvironment examined
       (BRIC), Copenhagen                                       Mads Daugaard Jensen, MSc, PhD                        defence against DNA damage and can-                   using magnetic resonance imaging.
       Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 6,000,000                     Apoptosis Laboratory, Institute of Cancer             cer predisposition.                                   Thomas Nielsen, PhD, MSc
                                                                Biology, Danish Cancer Society                        Claudia Lukas, MSc, PhD                               Department of Experimental Clinical Oncolo-
*28.   Individual-specific analysis of glycosyla-               Granted for 2009: DKK 549,000                         Department of Cell Cycle and Cancer, Insti-           gy, Aarhus University Hospital
       tion in cancer markers.                                                                                        tute of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer Society         Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,247,800
       Peter Højrup, MSc, PhD, associate professor        34.    The role of the nuclear RNA exosome in               Granted for 2009: DKK 1,000,000
       Department of Biochemistry and Molecular                  cancer development and therapy.



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         46.    Design and synthesis of carbohydrate-         *52.   Characterisation of recently identified          *58.   New statistical methods for analysing                  Professor Shohreh Issazadeh-Navikas, DMSc,
GRANTS          conjugated cancer vaccines.                          possible oncogenes.                                     and determining tumour heterogeneity                   PhD
                Lars Ulrik R. Nordstrøm, MSc, PhD                    Bo Torben Porse, MSc, PhD                               and copy number changes in cancer                      Biotech Research & Innovation Centre
                Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA          Biotech Research & Innovation Centre                    with the aid of array data.                            (BRIC), Copenhagen
                Granted for 2009: DKK 483,000                        (BRIC), Copenhagen                                      Professor Carsten H. Wiuf, MSc, PhD                    Granted for 2009: DKK 500,000
                                                                     Granted for 2009: DKK 600,000                           Bioinformatics Research Centre, Institute of
         *47.   Protein kinase CK2’s potential role in                                                                       Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University            *63.   Structure, function and expression of
                BID’s proapoptotic and DNA damage             *53.   For two projects:                                       Granted for 2009: DKK 500,000                          CA.4A in human cancer.
                response function via phosphorylation                1. Characterisation of the EGF receptor’s reg-                                                                 Benedikte Jacobsen, MSc (Engineering)
                and interaction.                                        ulation of the tyrosine kinase receptor       *59.   What bearing does a chronic state of                   Finsen Laboratory, Finsen Centre,
                Birgitte Brinkmann Olsen, PhD                           EphA2 and its function in human tumours.             inflammation have on the development of                Rigshospitalet
                Department of Biochemistry and Molecular             2. Transcriptional targeted gene therapy                malignant lymphatic cancer of the skin?                Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 400,000
                Biology, University of Southern Denmark,                aimed at small cell lung cancer.                     Professor Niels Ødum, MD
                Odense                                               Hans Skovgaard Poulsen, MD, consultant                  Institute of Medical Microbiology and           *64.   Alternative splicing in bladder cancer,
                Granted for 2009: DKK 544,000                        Radiation Biology Laboratory, Finsen Centre,            Immunology, Panum Institute, University of             mechanisms and effects of oncogenic
                                                                     Rigshospitalet                                          Copenhagen                                             and apoptotic molecules.
         48.    Development of a therapeutic vaccine                 Granted for 2008-2009: DKK 1,000,000                    Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 900,000                     Mads Aaboe Jensen, MSc
                against progressive renal cell carcinoma.                                                                                                                           Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York,
                Anders Elm Pedersen, BM, PhD, assistant       * 54. Kinase signalling in autophagy.                   *60.   The regulatory role of the deubiquiti-                 USA
                professor                                           Piotr Szyniarowski, MSc                                  nase USP1 in DNA repair.                               Granted for 2009: DKK 528,000
                Department of International Health,                 Apoptosis Laboratory, Institute of Cancer                Vibe H. Østergaard, MSc, PhD
                Immunology and Microbiology, University of          Biology, Danish Cancer Society                           Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Medical        65.    The significance of ErbB-controlled
                Copenhagen                                          Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,098,000                     Research Council, Cambridge, England                   growth of anti-oestrogen resistant
                Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 800,000                                                                           Granted for 2009: DKK 426,000                          breast cancer and identification of new
                                                              55.    Analysis of the role of NEK11 kinase in                                                                        treatment modalities.
         49.    Murine leukaemia virus-based                         cell defence against DNA damage.                 Granted by KBVU in 2008 and charged to the                    Anne E. Lykkesfeldt, MSc, DSc, PhD
                oncogenesis models.                                  Claus Storgaard Sørensen, MSc, PhD,              income statement in the accounts for 2008:                    Department of Tumour Endocrinology, Insti-
                Professor Finn Skou Pedersen, MSc, PhD               associate professor                              DKK 42,342,136                                                tute of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer Society
                Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus              Biotech Research & Innovation Centre             * Granted pre-2008 and charged to the income state-           Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,800,000
                University                                           (BRIC), Copenhagen                               ment in previous accounts.
                Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,200,000                 Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,838,700                                                                    66.    The significance of deviant regulation of
                                                                                                                                                                                    germ cell proliferation of pathogenesis
         *50.   The significance of Jumonji 2 (JMJD2)         56.    Functional characterisation of the ERG           Basic and clinical research                                   for two types of testicular seminoma.
                histone demethylases for cell division               oncogene in a knockout mouse model.                                                                            Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, MSc, PhD
                and cancer.                                          Kim Theilgaard-Mönch, BM                         61.    Development of an innovative and indi-                 Department for Growth and Reproduction,
                Marianne Terndrup Pedersen, MSc                      Biotech Research & Innovation Centre                    vidualised treatment strategy for patients             Rigshospitalet
                Biotech Research & Innovation Centre                 (BRIC), Copenhagen                                      with metastatic colorectal cancer.                     Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,800,000
                (BRIC), Copenhagen                                   Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,375,800                    Professor Nils Brünner, MD
                Granted for 2009: DKK 400,000                                                                                Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Facul-   67.    Targeting of the tumour-associated pro-
                                                              57.    How is the tumour-specific CD8+ T cell                  ty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen          tease ADAM12.
         *51.   The cellular origins of breast cancer.               response regulated at therapeutic vacci-                Granted for 2009: DKK 600,000                          Professor Ulla M. Wewer, MD
                Professor Ole William Petersen, MD                   nation with viral vectors.                                                                                     Department of Biomedical Sciences, Univer-
                Department of Cellular and Molecular                 Professor Allan Randrup Thomsen, MD              *62.   Immunomodulatory and anti-tumour                       sity of Copenhagen
                Medicine, Panum Institute, University of             Dept. of International Health, Immunology               activity of motor neurons via induction                Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 2,250,000
                Copenhagen                                           and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen              of killer T-cells, CDI-dependent NKiller
                Granted for 2009: DKK 750,800                        Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 998,200                      T-cells and regulatory T-cells.



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Granted by KBVU in 2008 and charged to the           *72.   The interplay between regulatory T-cells        *78.   HLA micro-array for detecting T-cells           *84.   Prognostic mortality factors during the
income statement in the accounts for 2008:                  and dendritic cells in myelomatosis                    and identifying T-cell epitopes.                       first six months after operating for col-
DKK 6,450,000                                               patients: Scope for immune therapy.                    Sine Reker Hadrup, MSc                                 orectal cancer in Denmark. A national
* Granted pre-2008 and charged to the income                Marie Klinge Brimnes, MSc                              Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands          study.
statement in previous accounts.                             Medical-haematological Department,                     Granted for 2009: DKK 444,000                          Lene H. Iversen, BM, PhD
                                                            Herlev Hospital                                                                                               Surgical Department, Aarhus Hospital
                                                            Granted for 2009: DKK 444,000                   *79.   Genetic factors, tamoxifen and treat-                  Granted for 2009: DKK 246,000
Basic, clinical and                                                                                                ment with other drugs and the impact
                                                     73.    Identification of which oestrogen-posi-                on breast cancer.                               *85.   Treatment of mandibular osteora-
epidemiological research
                                                            tive breast cancer patients will respond               Professor Stephen Jacques Hamilton-Dutoit,             dionecrosis with hyperbaric oxygen. A
                                                            to endocrine treatment using a new,                    MB, MA, consultant                                     clinical randomised study.
*68.   Genomic profiling of hereditary bowel
                                                            focused gene-profiling method.                         Department of Pathology, Aarhus Hospital               Dr Erik Christian Jansen, MD, consultant
       cancer: Characterising tumour genes
                                                            Professor Henrik J. Ditzel, MD, PhD                    Granted for 2009: DKK 400,000                          Clinic of Anaesthesia and Operation Services,
       with a view to improved diagnosis.
                                                            Medical Biotechnology Centre, University of                                                                   Rigshospitalet
       Professor Mef Nilbert, consultant
                                                            Southern Denmark, Odense                        *80.   Mortality and late-onset sequelae in the               Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 309,730
       Clinical Research Unit,
                                                            Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,446,100                   treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia
       Hvidovre University Hospital
                                                                                                                   (AML) in childhood.                             86.    Testis cancer: treatment outcome, risk
       Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,285,600
                                                     74.    Measurement of IGF-II-related proteins                 Henrik Hasle, BM, PhD, consultant                      of other primary cancer and other pri-
                                                            in serum from patients with hepatocellu-               Department of Paediatrics, Skejby Hospital             mary germinal cell cancer - a population-
69.    Reasons for occurrence of secondary
                                                            lar carcinomas.                                        Granted for 2009: DKK 221,400                          based cohort survey.
       and de novo acute myeloid leukemia.
                                                            Dr Jan Frystyk, MD, PhD, consultant                                                                           Dr Christoffer Johansen, MD, PhD, consultant
       Jan Maxwell Nørgaard, MD, PhD
                                                            Medical Department M, Aarhus Hospital           81.    Identification and management of side-                 Psychosocial Cancer Research Department,
       Laboratory of Cancer Cytogenetics,
                                                            Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 625,000                     effects of combined radiation therapy                  Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish
       Aarhus Hospital
                                                                                                                   and chemotherapy, with focus on nau-                   Cancer Society
       Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,870,600
                                                     *75.   Image-guided radiation therapy of head                 sea and vomiting.                                      Granted for 2010-2011: DKK 1,000,000
                                                            and neck cancer.                                       Professor Jørn Herrstedt, MD, consultant
Granted by KBVU in 2008 and charged to the
                                                            Professor Cai Grau, MD, consultant                     Department of Oncology,                         *87.   Persistent side-effects in the oral cavity
income statement in the accounts for 2008:
                                                            Department of Oncology, Aarhus Hospital                Odense University Hospital                             following chemotherapy of breast can-
DKK 1,870,600
                                                            Granted for 2009: DKK 300,000                          Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 675,775                     cer patients – five-year follow-up.
                                                                                                                                                                          Siri Beier Jensen, MSc (odontology), PhD,
                                                     *76.   Identifying new tumour suppressors              *82.   Precise dosage calculations for intensity-             assistant professor
Clinical research
                                                            involved in the development of non-                    modulated radiation therapy of cancer.                 Institute of Odontology, Copenhagen School
                                                            Hodgkin lymphoma: Focus on micro RNA.                  Ola Holmberg, PhD                                      of Dentistry
*70.   Treatment-related side-effects in connec-
                                                            Kirsten Grønbæk, MD, BM                                Department of Oncology, Herlev Hospital                Granted for 2009: DKK 100,000
       tion with radiation therapy for cancer.
                                                            Department of Haematology, Finsen Centre,              Granted for 2009: DKK 442,800
       Jan Alsner, PhD, associate professor
                                                            Rigshospitalet                                                                                         88.    Early detection of primary liver cancer
       Department of Experimental Clinical Oncolo-
                                                            Granted for 2009: DKK 500,000                   *83.   The importance of tumours’ micro-envi-                 using PET/CT after injecting 18F-
       gy, Aarhus Hospital
                                                                                                                   ronment and blood supply for the effect                labelled galactose-analogue.
       Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 800,000
                                                     77.    Examination of the role of protein                     of cancer treatment.                                   Susanne Keiding, MD, consultant
                                                            kinase CK2 in the development of can-                  Dr Michael R. Horsman, MD, PhD, associate              Medical Department and PET Centre, Århus
*71.   Proteins that regulate apoptosis, as a
                                                            cer in the pancreas and its resistance to              professor                                              University Hospital
       measure of immune therapy against can-
                                                            chemotherapy.                                          Department of Experimental Clinical                    Granted for 2009: DKK 600,000
       cer: From the lab to the clinic – and back.
                                                            Barbara Guerra, MSc, PhD, associate professor          Oncology, Aarhus Hospital
       Mads Hald Andersen, DTechn, PhD
                                                            Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,500,000                   Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,200,000            89.    Molecular imaging for non-invasive
       Centre for Cancer Immune Therapy (CCIT),
                                                                                                                                                                          tumour characteristics and tailored can-
       Herlev Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                          cer treatment: Translational studies of
       Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 800,000


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                hypoxia and angiogenesis in neuroen-           *95.   Absolute chimaerism determination by                 Radiotherapy Clinic, Finsen Centre,                 Centre for Cancer Immune Therapy (CCIT),
GRANTS          docrine tumours.                                      means of allogeneic haematopoietic cell              Rigshospitalet                                      Herlev Hospital
                Professor Andreas Kjær, MD, consultant                transplantation (HCT) with non-mye-                  Granted for 2009: DKK 200,000                       Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,800,000
                Cluster for Molecular Imaging, University of          loablative conditioning (mini-HCT).
                Copenhagen & Clinic of Clinical Physiology,           Tania Masmas, BM                              101. Prognostic and predictive factors in           *107. T-cell-based immunotherapy of patients
                Department of Nuclear Medicine & PET,                 Lymphocyte Laboratory, Department of               pancreatic cancer patients.                          with head and neck cancer.
                Rigshospitalet                                        Haematology, Finsen Centre, Rigshospitalet         Per Pfeiffer, PhD, consultant                        Inge Marie Svane, BM, PhD
                Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,200,000                  Granted for 2009: DKK 444,000                      Department of Oncology, Odense University            Centre for Cancer Immune Therapy (CCIT),
                                                                                                                         Hospital                                             Herlev Hospital
         90.    The role of HMGB1 in allogeneic                96.    Which lung cancer patients should be               Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 925,800                   Granted for 2009: DKK 568,000
                haematopoietic cell transplantation.                  treated with medicine targeted at the
                Brian Kornblit, MB                                    EGF receptor. PET studies of 11C-Tarce-       *102. New insights into the pathogenesis,           108. Cloning of T-cell receptors with anti-
                Allo-HCT Laboratory, Rigshospitalet                   va and analysis of the EGF system.                  diagnostics and classification of malig-           tumour activity.
                Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,254,600                  Ashfaque Ahmed Memon, MD, MSc                       nant mesothelioma.                                 Rikke Bæk Sørensen, MSc
                                                                      Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Aarhus         Eric Santoni-Rugiu, MD, PhD                        Centre for Cancer Immune Therapy (CCIT),
         91.    TIMP-1 in gliomas: Prognostic and thera-              Hospital                                            Department of Pathology, Rigshospitalet            Herlev Hospital
                peutic potential?                                     Granted for 2009: DKK 80,000                        Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,000,000               Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,254,600
                Bjarne Winther Kristensen, BM, PhD
                Clinical Research Unit, Hvidovre University    97.    Use of endoscopic sonoelastography in         *103. Mapping the natural history of acute          109. Identification of causal breast cancer
                Hospital                                              upper gastrointestinal cancer.                      lymphoblastic leukaemia in children.               metastasis genes – functional genomics
                Granted for 2009: DKK 500,000                         Michael Bau Mortensen, PhD, consultant              Professor Kjeld Schmiegelow, MD, consultant        of clinical material.
                                                                      Surgical Department, Odense University              Department of Paediatrics II, Juliane Marie        Mads Thomassen, MSc
         * 92. Characterisation of Graft-versus-Tumour                Hospital                                            Centre, Rigshospitalet                             Department of Biochemistry, Pharmacology
               and Graft-versus-Host T-cell response                  Granted for 2009: DKK 492,900                       Granted for 2009: DKK 600,000                      and Genetics, Odense University Hospital.
               following allogeneic bone marrow trans-                                                                                                                       Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,000,000
               plantation in malignant haematological          98.    Pancreatic cancer high-risk groups.           *104. Functional and clinical significance of
               disorders.                                             Hereditary pancreatitis and familial                IL7/IL7R genetic polymorphism on T-cell       *110. A molecular approach to bladder cancer.
               Tania Køllgaard, MSc                                   pancreatic cancer.                                  development following haematopoietic                Professor Torben Ørntoft, MD, consultant
               Tumour Immunological Research Group,                   Ove B. Schaffalitzky de Muckadell, MD, con-         stem cell transplantation.                          Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Skejby
               Institute of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer             sultant                                             Zaiba Shamim, MSc                                   Hospital
               Society                                                Department of Medical Gastroenterology,             Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Depart-         Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 2,000,000
               Granted for 2009: DKK 768,000                          Odense University Hospital                          ment of Clinical Immunology, Rigshospitalet
                                                                      Granted for 2009: DKK 600,000                       Granted for 2009: DKK 426,000                 Granted by KBVU in 2008 and charged to the
         *93.   ”Low Anterior Resection Syndrome” fol-                                                                                                                  income statement in the accounts for 2008:
                lowing rectal cancer. Incidence, risk fac-     *99.   Biologically adapted individualised radi-     105. Tissue microarray study of signalling          DKK 15,190,140
                tors and treatment. A national popula-                ation therapy.                                     pathways, micro-environment and the            * Granted pre-2008 and charged to the income
                tion-based study.                                     Professor Jens Overgaard, MD, consultant           significance of immune response to clini-      statement in previous accounts.
                Professor Søren Laurberg, MD, consultant              Department of Experimental Clinical Oncolo-        cal outcomes for melanoma.
                Surgical Department, Aarhus Hospital                  gy, Aarhus Hospital                                Torben Steiniche, MD, consultant
                Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 600,000                    Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,200,000               Department of Pathology, Vejle Hospital        Clinical and
                                                                                                                         Granted for 2009: DKK 235,365
                                                                                                                                                                        epidemiological research
         *94.   Prognosis of anal cancer – from prema-         *100. Influence of respiratory movement on
                lignant lesion to advanced cancer.                   dose distribution in radiotherapy of           106. Studies of spontaneous and treatment-
                                                                                                                                                                        111.   The effect of adjuvant chemotherapy in
                Professor Søren Laurberg, MD, consultant             breast cancer.                                      induced T-cell responses in cancer
                                                                                                                                                                               patients with colon cancer based on here-
                Surgical Department, Aarhus Hospital                 Anders Navrsted Pedersen, BM, PhD, con-             patients.
                                                                                                                                                                               ditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer.
                Granted for 2009: DKK 481,000                        sultant                                             Per Thor Straten, MSc, PhD



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       Inge Bernstein, BM, PhD, consultant                   Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society            Other                                                    and genotype-specific functional analy-
       The Danish HNPCC Registry, Gastroentero-              Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 938,700                                                                      sis of HCV genes p7 and NS2.
       logy Unit, Hvidovre University Hospital                                                              122. Translational research into malignant               Thomas Hassing Ronøe Carlsen,
       Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,500,000            117. Can environmental factors account for                myeloid diseases – a multi-disciplinary             science student
                                                            clusters of cancer in time and space?                programme for probing the leukaemia                 Department of Infectious Diseases, Hvidovre
*112. N-3 fatty acids and breast cancer.                    Rikke Baastrup, MSc                                  stem cell.                                          University Hospital
      Professor Marianne Ewertz, MD, consultant             Environment and Cancer, Institute of Cancer          Professor Peter Hokland, MD, consultant             Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000
      Department of Oncology, Aalborg Hospital              Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society                  Haematological Department, Aarhus Hospital
      Granted for 2008-2009: DKK 1,266,500                  Granted for 2009: DKK 29,600                         Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 900,000           127. Identification of breast cancer stem cell
                                                                                                                                                                   markers using proteome and transcrip-
*113. New prognostic evaluation and interven-         118. Genes, environment and development               Granted by KBVU in 2008 and charged to the             tome analysis.
      tion in monoclonal gammopathy of                     of Hodgkin’s lymphoma                            income statement in the accounts for 2008:             Anne Geske Lindhard Christensen,
      unknown import.                                      Henrik Hjalgrim, MB, PhD                         DKK 900,000                                            science student
      Professor Hans Erik Johnsen, MD, consultant          Department of Epidemiology Research,             * Granted pre-2008 and charged to the income           Medical Biotechnology Centre, University of
      Department of Haematology, Aalborg Hospital          Statens Serum Institut                           statement in previous accounts.                        Southern Denmark, Odense
      Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 1,600,000                 Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 810,075                                                                      Granted for 2008: DKK 110,000

114. Breast density as a pathway to breast            119. Can microchimerism explain the protec-           KBVU scholarships                                 128. The role of intestinal tumour-suppressor
     cancer.                                               tive effect of parity on breast cancer?                                                                 Cdx-2 in cell cycle and differentiation in
     Professor Elsebeth Lynge, MSc (soc.)                  Mads Kamper-Jørgensen, PhD                       123. MIBG scintigraphy with possible supple-           the large intestine.
     Institute of Public Health, University of             Department of Epidemiology Research,                  mentary SPECT/CT versus PET/CT in                 Mehmet Coskun, science student
     Copenhagen.                                           Statens Serum Institut                                diagnosis, staging and therapy monitor-           Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine,
     Granted for 2009: DKK 400,000                         Granted for 2009: DKK 514,225                         ing of neuroblastoma in children.                 Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen
                                                                                                                 Julie Bjerglund Andersen, medical student         Granted for 2008: DKK 110,000
* 115.The pathogenesis for ovarian serous              120. Does tamoxifen reduce the long-term risk             Clinic of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear
      borderline tumours and development of                 of developing contralateral breast cancer?           Medicine, Rigshospitalet                     129. Optimisation of therapeutic gene trans-
      ovarian carcinoma – a population-based                Lene Mellemkjær, PhD                                 Granted for 2008: DKK 100,000                     port to the nucleus in non-viral gene
      translational research project.                       Genetics and Medicine, Institute of Cancer                                                             therapy.
      Professor Susanne Krüger Kjær, MD, consultant         Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society             124. Immunogenicity of IDO                             Frederik Cramer, science student
      Dept. of Virus, Hormones and Cancer, Inst. of         Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 800,000                   Linda Berge-Hansen, science student               Radiation Biology Laboratory, Finsen Centre,
      Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society                                                                 Centre for Cancer Immune Therapy (CCIT),          Rigshospitalet
      Granted for 2009-2011: DKK 1,500,000            * 121. Enterolacton, micronutrients and risk of            Herlev Hospital                                   Granted for 2008: DKK 110,000
                                                             cancer in the ”Diet, cancer and health”             Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000
Granted by KBVU in 2008 and charged to the                   cohort – Micronutrients from diet and                                                            130. The immune apparatus and the risk of
income statement in the accounts for 2008:                   dietary supplements and risk of cancer         125. Cachexia in cancer patients and IL-18;            developing Acute Lymphoblastic
DKK 1,900,000                                                in the KKH (DCH) cohort.                            IL-18 in patient blood samples, cellular          Leukaemia.
* Granted pre-2008 and charged to the income                 Dr Anne Tjønneland, PhD, consultant                 mechanisms of IL-18 and the signifi-              Sara Louise Dahl, science student
statement in previous accounts.                              Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish            cance of IL-18 overexpression in mouse            Department of Paediatrics II, Juliane Marie
                                                             Cancer Society                                      muscles.                                          Centre, Rigshospitalet
                                                             Granted for 2009: DKK 421,000                       Claus Brandt, science student                     Granted for 2008: DKK 40,000
Epidemiological research                                                                                         Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism,
                                                      Granted by KBVU in 2008 and charged to the                 Rigshospitalet                               131. Functional studies of electrotransfected
 116. Can environmental factors account for           income statement in the accounts for 2008:                 Granted for 2008: DKK 50,000                      dendritic cells.
      clusters of cancer in time and space?           DKK 3,092,600                                                                                                Snezana Djurisic, science student
      Rikke Baastrup, MSc                             * Granted pre-2008 and charged to the income state-   126. Development and optimisation of hepa-             Haematological Department, Herlev Hospital
      Environment and Cancer, Institute of Cancer     ment in previous accounts.                                 titis C virus (HCV) cell culture systems          Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000



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         132. The metastasis pattern of uveal melanoma             Lisbeth Hansen, science student             143. The effect of mindfulness-based stress        149. The protease inhibitor protease nexin-1
GRANTS        in Denmark through 60 years examined                 Biotech Research & Innovation Centre             reduction (MBSR): A chemical analysis.             in tumours.
              by autopsy. A genetic comparison of the              (BRIC), Copenhagen                               Katja Dall Jensen, science student                 Tina Mostrup Kousted, science student
              primary tumour and metastases.                       Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                    Department of Chemistry, H.C. Ørsted Insti-        Laboratory for Cellular Protein Science,
              Morten Ebbesen, medical student                                                                       tute, University of Copenhagen                     Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus
              Eye Pathology Institute, University of         138. The role of pro-inflammatory SAA                  Granted for 2008: DKK 80,000                       University
              Copenhagen                                          (Serum Amyloid A) proteins in tumour                                                                 Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000
              Granted for 2008: DKK 50,000                        progression (metastasing).                   144. Metallothionein as a prognostic marker
                                                                  Matilde Thye Hansen, science student              of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.             150. Production and characterisation of mon-
         133. The effect of IL-21 on NK cell functions            Institute of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer        Rikke Jensen, science student                      oclonal antibodies for use in functional
              in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lym-                 Society                                           Section of Neuroprotection, University of          and expressional studies of the cancer-
              phoma undergoing CHOP/Rituximab                     Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                     Copenhagen.                                        associated protein C4.4A.
              therapy.                                                                                              Granted for 2008: DKK 70,000                       Mette Camilla Kriegbaum, science student
              Christian Winther Eskelund, medical student   139. Immune reactivity directed against Janus                                                              Finsen Laboratory, Finsen Centre, Rigshospi-
              Institute of Medical Microbiology and              Kinase II mutation V617F i in patients        145. Liver toxicity during maintenance treat-           talet
              Immunology, Aarhus University                      with polycythaemia vera.                           ment as a prognostic factor in children            Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000
              Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                      Mads Christian Hjortsø, science student            with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
                                                                 Centre for Cancer Immune Therapy (CCIT),           Sigrid Hjermind Jensen, medical student       151. Biology and growth potential of the
         134. Characterisation of monoclonal antibod-            Herlev Hospital                                    Department of Paediatrics II, Juliane Marie        CLEC12A gene in malignant myelopoiesis.
              ies that bind tumour-associated markers            Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                      Centre, Rigshospitalet                             Eva Toustrup Kristensen, science student
              expressed on the surface of breast can-                                                               Granted for 2008: DKK 40,000                       Immune-Haematological Laboratory, Depart-
              cer cells.                                    140. Scientific measurement of appetite loss:                                                              ment of Haematology, Aarhus Hospital
              Maiken Falk-Hansen, medical student                Development of questionnaire questions        146. Connection between the sensitivity of              Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000
              Medical Biotechnology Centre, University of        for the new interactive version of                 cancer cells to chemotherapy agents and
              Southern Denmark, Odense                           EORTC QLQ-C30.                                     the presence of TIMP-1 protein.               152. Determination of the consequences of
              Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                      Lise Laurberg Holst, medical student               Peter Bonde Jørgensen, science student             5-Flourouracil targeting of Rrp6 by iden-
                                                                 Department of Palliative Medicine, Bispe-          Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Uni-        tifying hitherto unknown Rrp6 interac-
          135. Proteins produced by fibroblastic cells in        bjerg Hospital                                     versity of Copenhagen.                             tion partners in human cells.
               tumour stroma affecting the formation             Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                      Granted for 2008: DKK 60,000                       Maiken Søndergaard Kristiansen,
               of metastasis.                                                                                                                                          science student
               Mika Frankel, science student                141. Characterisation of the interaction           147. MicroRNAs’ regulation of phenotypic                Dept. of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University
               Institute of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer        between integrins, syndecans and solu-             characteristics in diffuse large B-cell            Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000
               Society                                           ble ADAM12; a cell-surface clearance               lymphoma.
               Granted for 2008: DKK 80,000                      mechanism.                                         Emilie Kallehauge, science student            153. Notch signalling in brain cancer stem
                                                                 Anette Melissa Høye, science student               The Research Unit, Department of Haematol-         cells and gliomas.
          136. Oncogenic activation of BRAF as a possi-          Biotech Research & Innovation Centre               ogy, Aalborg Hospital                              Kristina Kristoffersen, science student
               ble cause of the Warburg effect in mole           (BRIC), Copenhagen                                 Granted for 2008: DKK 70,000                       Radiation Biology Laboratory, Finsen Centre,
               cancer.                                           Granted for 2008: DKK 90,000                                                                          Rigshospitalet
               Arnaldur Hall, science student                                                                  148. Effect of the various EGF receptor lig-            Granted for 2008: DKK 110,000
               Laboratory of Cancer Genomics,               142. How miR-10a regulates 5´top mRNAs.                 ands on RGFR signalling.
               Danish Cancer Society                             Nina Molin Høyland-Poulsen, science student        Stine Louise Jeppe Knudsen, science student   154. The role of soluble uPAR in hereditary
               Granted for 2008: DKK 110,000                     Biotech Research & Innovation Centre               Department of Cellular and Molecular               cancer and inflammation.
                                                                 (BRIC), Copenhagen                                 Medicine, Panum Institute, University of           Anne Langkilde, science student
         137. Identification and characterisation of             Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                      Copenhagen                                         Clinical Research Unit, Hvidovre University
              PCNA-interacting proteins of relevance                                                                Granted for 2008: DKK 100,000                      Hospital
              to repairing damaged DNA.                                                                                                                                Granted for 2008: DKK 80,000



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 155. Polymorphisms in the alcohol dehydro-               Charlotte Stentoft Nielsen, science student      166. The role of lens epithelium-derived           172. Production of monoclonal antibodies
      genase and the risk of developing breast            Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus               growth factors (LEDGE) in cancer cells.            against the cleaved form of the uroki-
      cancer.                                             University                                            Lou Klitgaard Povlsen, science student             nase receptor and design of an immuno-
      Signe Benzon Larsen, science student                Granted for 2008: DKK 110,000                         Apoptosis Laboratory, Institute of Cancer          assay to measure this in patient material.
      Diet, Cancer and Health, Danish Cancer                                                                    Biology, Danish Cancer Society                     Tine Thurison Sørensen, science student
      Society                                      161. MicroRNA profiles for daunorubicin                      Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                      Finsen Laboratory, Finsen Centre,
      Granted for 2008: DKK 90,000                      resistant cancer cells and the effect of                                                                   Rigshospitalet
                                                        impaired microRNA processing on the               167. Antisense promoter activity in Human                Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000
156. Inhibition of plasminogen activator                cell phenotypic characteristics and                    Papilloma virus type 45.
     inhibitor-1 with RNA aptamers.                     microRNA profiles.                                     Christina Printz, science student              173. Procedure-related alterations at gene
     Jeppe Buur Madsen, science student                 Susanne Husted Nielsen, science student                Department of Cellular and Molecular                expression level in human myeloma cell
     Laboratory for Cellular Protein Science,           Laboratory of Oncology, Department 5405,               Medicine, Panum Institute, University of            lines.
     Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus            Herlev Hospital                                        Copenhagen                                          Rasmus Sørrig, science student
     University                                         Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                          Granted for 2008: DKK 90,000                        Department of Haematology, Rigshospitalet
     Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                                                                                                                                 Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000
                                                    162. Exploration of the potential for improving       168. The effect on PDGF-stimulated motility
 157. Signalling between JNK and ERK mito-               ErbB2-targeted breast cancer therapy.                 of glial stem cells after deleting the         174. In vivo studies of metastasis-related pro-
      gen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) in             Christian Friberg Nielsen, science student            PTEN gene, examined by time-lapse                   teins in breast cancer.
      RAS-mediated oncogenic transformation.             Apoptosis Laboratory, Institute of Cancer             microscopy.                                         Mikkel Green Terp, science student
      David Plesner Mathiasen, science student           Biology, Danish Cancer Society                        Kiki Celina Rasmussen, medical student              Medical Biotechnology Centre, University of
      Apoptosis Laboratory, Institute of Cancer          Granted for 2008: DKK 110,000                         Department of Pathology, Columbia University        Southern Denmark, Odense
      Biology, Danish Cancer Society                                                                           Granted for 2008: DKK 100,000                       Granted for 2008: DKK 110,000
      Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                 163. Increase in the number of gene copies
                                                         as a trigger of promoter methylation in          169. Does gene copy variation in chromo-            175. Inhibition of angionesis using scFv anti-
158. Identification of possible angiogenesis             cancer cells.                                         some region 9p24.1 have a pathogenet-               bodies against angiogenic factors in the
     inhibitors by means of selection of basal           Mette Louise Pedersen, science student                ic bearing on germinal cell cancer.                 extracellular matrix.
     membrane-specific single-chain antibod-             Institute of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer            Maria Scheel, science student                       Nanna Stengaard Villumsen, science student
     ies using phage display.                            Society                                               Clinic of Growth and Reproduction,                  Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus
     Theresa Meldgaard, science student                  Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                         Rigshospitalet                                      University
     Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus                                                                   Granted for 2008: DKK 100,000                       Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000
     University                                     164. The underlying mechanism of transacti-
     Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                       vation of the EGF receptor via the               170. Functional characterisation of mutations       Granted by KBVU in 2008 and charged to the
                                                         metastasis-promoting protein S100A4.                  in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes using splic-          income statement in the accounts for 2008:
 159. Hereditary pigmentation varieties as               Maria Poulsen, science student                        ing assays.                                    DKK 5,450,000 for scholarships.
      decisive genetic factors in malignant              Department of Molecular Cancer Biology, Insti-        Ane Yde Steffensen, science student
      melanoma: a possible link between                  tute of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer Society         Department of Clinical Biochemistry,
      melanoma and Parkinson’s disease?                  Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                         Rigshospitalet                                 Grants from the Psychosocial
      Kathrine Damm Meyle, science student                                                                     Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                  Cancer Research Committee
      Laboratory of Cancer Genomics, Danish Can-   165. Normoxic stabilisation of HIF in neurob-
                                                        lastoma: A reverse genetic screening
                                                                                                                                                              (KPSK)
      cer Society                                                                                         171. Bacterial overgrowth, inflammation and
      Granted for 2008: DKK 110,000                     approach.                                              gene-expression changes linked to
                                                                                                                                                              Psychosocial research
                                                        Sara Lund Poulsen, science student                     development of ventricular cancer.
160. Examination of potential antagonists of            Biotech Research & Innovation Centre                   Jesper A. Strickertsson, science student
                                                                                                                                                              176. Religious change
     binding of folic to the folic-acid receptor        (BRIC), Copenhagen                                     Department of Clinical Biochemistry,
                                                                                                                                                                   Christian Juul Busch, MA (theology)
     – thus inhibiting activation of the STAT3          Granted for 2008: DKK 120,000                          Rigshospitalet
                                                                                                                                                                   Ecclesiastical Function, Rigshospitalet
     oncogene.                                                                                                 Granted for 2008: DKK 50,000
                                                                                                                                                                   Granted for 2009: DKK 140,000


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         177. Validation of the questionnaire devel-         182. Cancer patients, rehabilitation and aes-            Skejby Hospital                                Granted by KPSK in 2008 and charged to the income
GRANTS        oped for the survey “The Cancer                     thetic self-technologies. A cultural com-           Granted for 2009: DKK 493.300                  statement in the accounts for 2008: DKK 109,559 for
              Patient’s World”.                                   parative-literature investigation of expe-                                                         preparatory grants.
              Mogens Grønvold, PhD, associate professor,          rience-based stories written by cancer       188. Research and study stay at The Medical
              consultant                                          patients.                                         Psychology Research Unit, University of
              Department of Palliative Medicine,                  Nina Henriksen, MPhil, PhD student                Sydney, Australia.                               KPSK scholarships
              Bispebjerg Hospital                                 Institute of Public Health, University of         Professor Bobby Zachariae, MD, MSc (Psy-
              Granted for 2009: DKK 583,050                       Southern Denmark, Odense                          chology)                                         191. Experiences of Danish cancer patients
                                                                  Granted for 2009: DKK 231,450                     Psycho-oncological Research Unit, Aarhus              and their relatives of treatment in China.
         178. The experience of information, commu-                                                                 Hospital                                              Signe Lindgård Andersen, science student
              nication, psychosocial care and support        183. Assessment of the need for rehabilita-            Granted for 2008: DKK 40.300                          Department of Anthropology, University of
              as well as rehabilitation: “The Cancer              tion – an examination of professional                                                                   Copenhagen
              Patient’s World”.                                   evaluations in the assessment of citi-       Granted by KPSK in 2008 and charged to the income          Granted for 2008: DKK 110,000
              Mogens Grønvold, PhD, associate professor,          zens’ need for rehabilitation in cancer.     statement in the accounts for 2008: DKK 3,461,460
              consultant                                          Bjarne Rose Hjortbak, MSc (soc.)             * Granted pre-2008 and charged to the income state-   Granted by KPSK in 2008 and charged to the income
              Department of Palliative Medicine,                  MarselisborgCentret, Centre for Public       ment in previous accounts.                            statement in the accounts for 2008: DKK 110,000 for
              Bispebjerg Hospital                                 Health, Central Denmark Region                                                                     scholarships.
              Granted for 2009: DKK 300,000                       Granted for 2009: DKK 275,000
                                                                                                               KPSK – special initiatives
         179. Grief management in the healthcare sec-        184. The need for support in the everyday                                                               Grants from the Committee on
              tor. Description, screening and support.            life of relatives to a partner with brain    189. Support for the development of an envi-          Research into Alternative Cancer
              A randomised, controlled study.                     cancer.                                           ronment for humanistic cancer research.
              Mai-Britt Guldin, MSc (Psychology), clinical        Karina Madsen, MSc (soc.), nurse                  Professor Helle Ploug Hansen, MSc, PhD           Therapy (UFAK)
              psychologist                                        Department of Psychology, workshop, Uni-          Institute of Public Health, University of
              Research Unit for General Practice,                 versity of Copenhagen.                             Southern Denmark, Odense                        Alternative research
              University of Copenhagen                            Granted for 2009: DKK 462,900                     Granted for 2008-2010: DKK 2,400,000, incl.
              Granted for 2009: DKK 200,000                                                                         DKK 800,000 charged to the income state-         *192. What effect does alternative treatment
                                                             185. Network-focused nursing care to young             ment in 2008.                                         have on precursors to cervical cancer?
         180. Seriously ill cancer patients’ mastering –          people with cancer.                                                                                      Dr John Brodersen, BM, specialist in general
              in the interaction with professionals.              Pia Riis Olsen, MSc (nursing), nurse         Granted by KPSK in 2008 and charged to the income           medical practice
              Susan R. Hansen, PhD, MSc (nursing), nurse          Department of Oncology, Aarhus Hospital      statement in the accounts for 2008: DKK 800,000 for         Institute of Public Health, University of
              Department of Palliative Medicine,                  Granted for 2009: DKK 239,125                special initiatives.                                        Copenhagen.
              Bispebjerg Hospital                                                                                                                                          Granted for 2008-2010: DKK 500,000
              Granted for 2009: DKK 383,350                  186. Faith and spirituality among Danish can-
                                                                  cer patients – significance for quality of   KPSK preparatory grants                               *193. Interdisciplinary Network for Research
         *181. Cancer patients, cancer pathways and               life and mastering.                                                                                      into Faith and Health in Denmark.
               self-healing. An investigation into the            Heidi Frølund Pedersen, BSc (psych.)         190. Cooperation between patient, GP and                    Niels Christian Hvidt, DTheol, associate pro-
               aesthetic practice of self-healing based           Psycho-oncological Research Unit, Aarhus          hospital – Investigation and discussion                fessor
               on a cultural comparative-literature               Hospital                                          of coherent patient pathways in cancer                 Research Unit Health, Man and Society, Insti-
               approach.                                          Granted for 2009: DKK 112,985                     treatment.                                             tute of Public Health, University of Southern
               Nina Henriksen, MPhil                                                                                Rikke Juul Dalsted, MSc (soc.), nurse                  Denmark, Odense
               Institute of Public Health, University of     187. Getting off to a good start. Health and           Research Unit for General Practice,                    Granted for 2009-2010: DKK 190,000
               Southern Denmark, Odense                           mastering in women undergoing ovarian             University of Copenhagen
               Granted for 2009: DKK 200,000                      cancer surgery.                                   Granted for 2008: DKK 109,559                    *194. The effect of Reiki healing on newly
                                                                  Lene Seibæk, nurse                                                                                       diagnosed breast cancer patients and
                                                                  Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics,                                                                ”breast cancer patients” with false-posi-



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                                                            General overview 2008


       tive results flagged by screening.                   Grants from the Danish Cancer Society’s Scientific Committee (KVBU) and
       Professor Bo Jacobsen, DPhil                         Psychosocial Cancer Research Committee (KPSK)
       Centre for Research in Existence and Society,
       University of Copenhagen                             (DKK 1,000)
       Granted for 2008-2009: DKK 1,500,000
                                                             Granted in 2008 for research projects
*195. Complementary and alternative treatment for
                                                             cf. overview of grants                                                           KPSK                  KBVU                 Total
      cancer: An overview of impact studies published
      in the period 2000-07.
      Helle Johannessen, MSc, PhD, associate professor
                                                             Basic research                                                                                        42,342               42,342
      Institute of Public Health, Health, Man and Society
                                                             Basic and clinical research                                                                            6,450                6,450
      (HMS), University of Southern Denmark, Odense          Clinical research                                                                                     15,190               15,190
      Granted for 2008: DKK 230,000                          Clinical and epidemiological research                                                                  1,900                1,900
                                                             Epidemiological research                                                                               3,093                3,093
* 196.Cancer and mindfulness – a prospective ran-            Basic, clinical and epidemiological research                                                           1,871                1,871
      domised psychosocial intervention study among          Other                                                                                                    900                  900
      women with breast cancer.                              Psychosocial research                                                            4,371                                      4,371
      Dr Christoffer Johansen, MD, PhD, consultant
      Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer        Projects, total                                                                 4,371                71,746                76,117
      Society
      Granted for 2008: DKK 580,000
                                                             Granted to projects, ref. above                                                  3,461                71,746               75,207
Granted by UFAK in 2007 and charged to the income state-     Special initiatives                                                                800                                        800
ment in the accounts for 2007: DKK 1,000,000                 Granted for preparatory grants                                                     110                                        106
                                                             Granted for scholarships*                                                          110                  5,450               5,560
                                                             Granted for trips under 1 month                                                    114                    716                 830

                                                             Granted, total                                                                  4,595                77,912                82,507


                                                             Adjustment of grants                                                              -377                   -106                 -483
                                                             Covered by legacy income                                                                               -1,306               -1,306

                                                             Total consumption for the year cf. note 8 in the accounts                       4,218                76,500                80,718


                                                             Comments:
                                                             1. Senior and junior bursaries have been included under project grants.
                                                             2. The breakdown by specialist discipline has been based on the applicant ticking one or more of the following headings:
                                                                basic research, clinical research, epidemiology, psychosocial research and other.
                                                             * Incl. the Employers' Reimbursement Scheme (Apprentices and Trainees) (AER)




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           List of local unit chairmen


           Albertslund              Esbjerg                   Faaborg-Midtfyn          Helsingør                 Hvidovre                 Copenhagen
LIST OF    Britta Hansen            Anne Mette Ejsing         Jette Nøhr               Birgitte Bagger-Skjøt     Lise Lotte Dørge         Svend Jørgen Thomsen
CHAIRMEN
           Tel. (+45) 43 62 55 58   Tel. (+45) 75 17 39 19    Tel. (+45) 62 63 18 91   Tel. (+45) 49 70 92 05    Tel. (+45) 36 78 14 21   Tel. (+45) 47 31 18 65

           Allerød                  Fakse                     Gentofte                 Herlev                    Høje Taastrup            Køge
           Helle Andersen           Peer Mogensen             Lisbeth Winther          Gethe Jacobsen            Marie Hansen             Jens Dahl
           Tel. (+45) 48 17 57 40   Tel. (+45) 56 72 52 45    Tel. (+45) 39 90 50 75   Tel. (+45) 44 84 08 47    Tel. (+45) 43 99 32 52   Tel. (+45) 56 50 22 99

           Assens                   Fanø                      Gladsaxe                 Herning                   Hørsholm                 Langeland
           Margrethe Hansen         Lise Aarøe Element        Marianne Tofte           Anne Marie Lind           Marianne Fenn            Inga Hansen
           Tel. (+45) 64 72 22 57   Tel. (+45) 76 30 08 00    Tel. (+45) 36 69 13 67   Tel. (+45) 97 22 17 99    Tel. (+45) 45 80 76 30   Tel. (+45) 62 51 28 90

           Billund                  Favrskov                  Glostrup                 Hillerød                  Ikast-Brande             Lemvig
           Hans Hansen              Folmer Ramsing            Dorte Hvid-Jacobsen      Ole P. Andersen           Henning Busk             Annette Porup
           Tel. (+45) 75 33 19 57   Tel. (+45) 86 91 40 66    Tel. (+45) 43 43 47 90   Tel. (+45) 48 24 16 92    Tel. (+45) 97 15 13 58   Tel. (+45) 96 64 00 35

           Bornholm                 Frederiksberg             Greve                    Hirtshals                 Ishøj                    Lolland
           Leila Lindèn             Grete Andersen            Michael Jensen           Nelly Størup              Laila Barasinska         Poul Erik Carlsen
           Tel. (+45) 33 91 88 35   Tel. (+45) 33 31 77 89    Tel. (+45) 46 15 50 20   Tel. (+45) 98 94 55 05    Tel. (+45) 77 35 36 18   Tel. (+45) 30 25 47 41

           Brønderslev              Fredensborg               Gribskov                 Hjørring                  Jammerbugt               Lyngby-Taarbæk
           Hanne Brandt             Ingrid Fossar Larsen      Kirsten Nielsen          Claus Foged               Jane Nørgaard            Lone Marcussen
           Tel. (+45) 98 82 45 50   Tel. (+45) 48 48 41 80    Tel. (+45) 48 79 55 08   Tel. (+45) 98 91 03 01    Tel. (+45) 98 23 51 01   Tel. (+45) 45 87 80 22

           Dragør                   Fredericia                Haderslev                Holbæk                    Juelsminde               Læsø
           Ole Morten Landsmann     Annemarie Mogensen        Grethe Kristensen        Jette Hansen              Kirsten Blume Schmidt    Sven Thyø
           Tel. (+45) 32 53 33 63   Tel. (+45) 75 92 93 89    Tel. (+45) 74 54 38 54   Tel. (+45) 59 43 47 94    Tel. (+45) 75 69 33 25   Tel. (+45) 98 49 14 80

           Dronninglund             Frederikshavn             Hals                     Holmsland                 Kalundborg               Løgumkloster
           Henny Amby Vittrup       Jane Siim                 Tove Pedersen            Vera Kristensen           Lea Thorslund            Jonna Posch
           Tel. (+45) 98 28 10 79   Tel. (+45) 93 43 48 89    Tel. (+45) 98 25 95 00   Tel. (+45) 97 31 11 10    Tel. (+45) 59 56 34 32   Tel. (+45) 74 74 57 70

           Egedal                   Frederikssund             Halsnæs                  Holstebro                 Kerteminde               Mariagerfjord
           Marianne Karstensen      Mette K. Lauritzen        Lis Bill                 Niels Jørgen Lundsgaard   Kidde Nielsen            Inger D. Isen Hørup
           Tel. (+45) 48 18 00 53   Tel. (+45) 47 31 67 11    Tel. (+45) 47 72 20 05   Tel. (+45) 97 41 42 53    Tel. (+45) 65 97 40 15   Tel. (+45) 98 54 80 01

           Egvad                    Furesø                    Hedensted                Horsens                   Kolding                  Middelfart
           Lilly Jeppesen           Mette Vingaard            Marianne Nielsen         Bjarne Mortensen          Gunner Nielsen           Bjarne Havshøj
           Tel. (+45) 97 37 15 29   Tel. (+45) 44 95 76 96    Tel. (+45) 75 89 32 77   Tel. (+45) 75 64 13 24    Tel. (+45) 20 14 92 36   Tel. (+45) 64 41 32 39




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Morsø                    Nørre-Rangstrup          Rudersdal                Skjern                    Tørring-Uldum              Aabenraa
Ellen Jacobsen           Lene Schmidt             Lone Astrup              Per Fjord                 Erna Klindt                Hans Chr. M. Agertoft
Tel. (+45) 97 72 03 06   Tel. (+45) 51 28 70 74   Tel. (+45) 21 27 54 41   Tel. (+45) 97 35 31 05    Tel. (+45) 40 85 73 30     Tel. (+45) 74 64 49 47

Nibe                     Odder                    Rødovre                  Slagelse                  Tårnby                     Aalborg
Inge Faurholdt           Leif Kristensen          Gert Tillebæk            Michael Frost             Randi Winther              Elin Bak
Tel. (+45) 98 35 16 84   Tel. (+45) 86 54 09 54   Tel. (+45) 36 41 68 08   Tel. (+45) 40 50 06 17    Tel. (+45) 32 55 88 20     Tel. (+45) 26 34 35 39

Norddjurs                Odense                   Rønnede                  Solrød                    Vallensbæk                 Århus
Peter Wendelboe          Tom Eriksen              Irene Kosiara            Birgitte Hauge Nielsen    Morten Jørgensen           Ellen Sabroe
Tel. (+45) 86 30 97 60   Tel. (+45) 66 19 00 23   Tel. (+45) 56 39 91 61   Tel. (+45) 56 13 13 13    Tel. (+45) 26 81 36 82     Tel. (+45) 86 22 21 25

Nordfyn                  Odsherred                Sakskøbing               Sorø                      Varde
Inge Sørensen            Karen Knudsen            Inge Sixdal              Kristian Egebæk           Edna Jessen
Tel. (+45) 64 81 35 51   Tel. (+45) 59 30 34 37   Tel. (+45) 54 70 68 40   Mortensen                 Tel. (+45) 75 27 13 87
                                                                           Tel. (+45) 58 26 49 07
Nyborg                   Purhus                   Samsø                                              Vejen
                                                  Gjertrud Knudsen         Stevns                    Henning T. Vejrup
Allan Nielsen            Jørgen Olsen             Tel. (+45) 86 59 02 04   Anny Borch Jensen         Tel. (+45) 75 38 17 45
Tel. (+45) 65 31 45 86   Tel. (+45) 86 46 60 04                            Tel. (+45) 56 50 40 95
                                                  Sejlflod                                           Vejle
Nykøbing F.              Randers                  Laila Sølver             Struer                    Elsebeth Vagtholm
Ingelise Christensen     Ole Dallris              Tel. (+45) 29 41 40 36   Esther Jakobsen           Tel. (+45) 75 81 64 48
Tel. (+45) 54 85 51 68   Tel. (+45) 86 40 80 62                            Tel. (+45) 97 87 16 17
                                                  Silkeborg                                          Vesthimmerland
Nysted                   Rebild                   Kisten Jensen            Svendborg                 Birgitte Warming
Beth Olsen               Gitte Steendahl          Tel. (+45) 86 88 25 73   Carol Tornow              Tel. (+45) 98 66 33 26
Tel. (+45) 54 87 44 80   Tel. (+45) 98 55 12 09                            Tel. (+45) 62 22 72 00
                                                  Sindal                                             Viborg
Næstved                  Ringkøbing               Niels Helver             Syddjurs                  Dorthe Østergaard Peder-
Inga Hansen              Anette Vendelbo          Tel. (+45) 51 28 41 85   Ole Egebjerg              sen
Tel. (+45) 55 51 11 22   Tel. (+45) 97 32 28 77                            Tel. (+45) 86 34 33 11    Tel. (+45) 86 68 38 48
                                                  Skanderborg
Nørhald                  Ringsted                 Lone Bak                 Sønderborg                Videbæk
Villy Nielsen            Niels Peter Broen        Tel. (+45) 86 84 68 25   Birgitte Uldall           Birthe Kristensen
Tel. (+45) 86 44 17 44   Tel. (+45) 57 61 28 26                            Tel. (+45) 74 45 03 63    Tel. (+45) 97 17 13 66
                                                  Skive
Nørre Alslev             Roskilde                 Jonna Køjborg Nielsen    Thisted                   Vordingborg
Jytte Christensen        Conni Haugbølle          Tel. (+45) 97 56 15 89   Ejner Frøkjær             Inge Suensen
Tel. (+45) 54 43 20 74   Tel. (+45) 46 35 36 22                            Tel. (+45) 97 96 12 52    Tel. (+45) 55 98 51 74




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               Patients’ associations


               Danish Ostomy Association COPA               KIU - Danish Patients’ Association for        Danish Lung Cancer Association            Danish Association of
PATIENTS’      The Secretariat                              Women who have or have had Gynaeco-           (lungekraeft.dk)                          Cancer Survivors with Late Sequelae
ASSOCIATIONS   Rønnedevej 10, 1.                            logical Cancer                                Alice Skjold Braae                        Marianne Nord Hansen
               DK- 4100 Ringsted                            Lene Middelhede                               Skullerupvej 24                           Bringebakken 30
               Tel. (+45) 57 67 35 25                       Rosenvænget 5A                                DK-4330 Hvalsø                            DK-3500 Værløse.
               E-mail: sekretariatet@copa.dk                DK-8722 Hedensted                             Tel. (+45) 40 16 23 35                    E-mail: marinord@c.dk
               Contact at FAP:                              Tel. (+45) 76 74 05 44 or (+45) 51 70 87 83   E-mail: info@lunglife.dk                  Cancer Counselling Centre in Lyngby
               Susanne Jacobsen                             E-mail: middelhede@hafnet.dk                                                            Nørgaardsvej 10
               E-mail: Susanne.Elsdyrvej@gmail.com                                                        Families with Children                    DK-2800 Lyngby
                                                            PROPA                                         Affected by Cancer                        (+45) 4593 5151
               DALYFO                                       Danish Prostate Cancer Patients’              Kurt Hansen                               lyngby@cancer.dk
               Danish Lymphoedema Association               Association                                   Postbox 55
               Solvejg Nielsen                              Poul Erik Pyndt                               DK-8464 Galten
               Stenvej 9, Humlum                            Elleorevej 20                                 Tel. (+45) 86 94 69 30                    Networks
               DK-7600 Struer                               DK-4000 Roskilde                              E-mail: info@fmkb.dk
               Tel. (+45) 70 22 22 10                       Tel. (+45) 46 75 70 02                                                                  Network for patients with cancer
               E-mail: info@dalyfo.dk                       E-mail: formand@propa.dk                      Proof of Life                             of the throat and oral cavity
                                                                                                          Tim Barett – administrative coordinator   Bodil Feldinger, Tel. (+45) 45 83 45 27
               Danish Association of Laryngectomees         Secretariat:                                  Mobile: (+45) 60 82 99 93                 Niels Jessen, Tel. (+45) 48 17 59 64
               DLFL                                         Vendersgade 22                                E-mail: timkbh@gmail.com                  E-mail: HalsMundCancer@hotmail.com
               Anne-Lise Steen                              DK-1363 Copenhagen K                          E-mail: info@proofoflife.dk
               Lindormevej 14, Kulhuse                      Tel. (+45) 33 12 78 28                                                                  Birthmark cancer network
               DK-3630 Jægerspris                           E-mail: sekretariat@propa.dk                  Danish Bladder Cancer Association         Jacob Nordgaard
               Tel. (+45) 47 53 63 30                       Open 12 noon – 4 pm on weekdays.              Carsten Elgstrøm                          maligntmelanom@hotmail.com
               E-mail: formanden@dlfl.dk                                                                  Frydendalsvej 3
                                                            Danish Myelomatosis Association               DK-1809 Frederiksberg C                   Bowel cancer network
               Office:                                      Ole Dallris                                   Tel. (+45) 33 26 95 20                    Tina Birk
               Strandboulevarden 49, 4.                     Scaniagade 14                                 E-mail: info@blaere.net                   E-mail: birketin@hotmail.com
               DK-2100 København Ø                          DK-8900 Randers
               Personal enquiries Mondays 11 am – 2 pm      Tel. (+45) 86 40 80 62                        Danish Patients’ Association for          Drivkræften - network for
               Tel. (+45) 35 25 74 24 / (+45) 35 26 40 45   E-mail: dallris@oncable.dk                    Lymphatic Cancer and Leukaemia LYLE       young people with cancer
               E-mail: dlfl@dlfl.dk                                                                       Jytte Gamby                               Contact person
                                                            Danish Association for                        Lundemosen 78                             Jutta Ølgod, PSA
               Danish Association for                       Children with Cancer                          DK-2670 Greve                             Tel. (+45) 35 25 74 85
               Breast Surgery Patients                      Jan Johnsen                                   Tel. (+45) 43 90 54 50                    E-mail: jul@cancer.dk
               Helle Viola Haugaard                         Karlslunde Strandvej 56                       E-mail: jytte@lyle.dk
               Willemoesgade 11, 4. th                      DK-2690 Karlslunde
               DK-2100 København Ø                          Mobile: (+45) 20 30 09 05
               The association’s telephone no.:             E-mail: fcb@mail.dk
               (+45) 26 82 39 29
               hvh@dadlnet.dk



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Cancer counselling centres


Cancer line                     The cancer counselling centre    The cancer counselling centre   The cancer counselling centre   The cancer counselling centre
                                Møllestræde 6                    Dania 5, 1.                     Jyllandsgade 30                 Kulturhuset
Tel.: (+45) 8030 1030           Baghuset                         DK-4700 Næstved                 DK-6700 Esbjerg                 Nygade 22
Mondays-Fridays 9 am – 9 pm     DK-3400 Hillerød                 Tel. (+45) 55 74 04 00          Tel. (+45) 76 11 40 40          DK-7500 Holstebro
Saturdays and Sundays           Tel.: (+45) 48 22 02 82          e-mail naestved@cancer.dk       e-mail esbjerg@cancer.dk        Tel. (+45) 96 26 31 60
noon – 5 pm                     e-mail hillerod@cancer.dk        www.cancer.dk/naestved          www.cancer.dk/esbjerg           Open all Thursdays 10 am – 3 pm
Closed on public holidays       www.cancer.dk/hillerod                                                                           by appointment
                                                                 The cancer counselling centre   The cancer counselling centre
                                The cancer psychologist          Volunteer Centre                Nørreport 4, 1.
Cancer counselling centres      MKO                              Sdr. Boulevard 84               DK-6200 Aabenraa                North Denmark Region
                                Bornholm Hospital                DK-4930 Maribo                  Tel. (+45) 74 62 51 50
The Capital Region              Ullasvej 8                       Tel. (+45) 55 74 04 00          e-mail aabenraa@cancer.dk       The cancer counselling centre
of Denmark                      DK-3700 Rønne                    Open by appointment             www.cancer.dk/aabenraa          Vesterå 5
                                Tel.: (+45) 56 90 91 98          on Thursdays                                                    DK-9000 Aalborg
Health centre for                                                                                                                Tel. (+45) 98 10 92 11
cancer sufferers                                                                                 Central Denmark Region          e-mail aalborg@cancer.dk
Counselling unit                Region Sealand                   Region South Denmark                                            www.cancer.dk/aalborg
Ryesgade 17                                                                                      The cancer counselling centre
DK-2200 Copenhagen N            The cancer counselling centre    The cancer counselling centre   Nørrebrogade 44,                The cancer counselling centre
Tel.: (+45) 35 27 18 00         Jernbanegade 16                  Vesterbro 46                    bygning 12, 1. sal              De Frivilliges Hus
e-mail koebenhavn@cancer.dk     DK-4000 Roskilde                 DK-5000 Odense C                DK-8000 Århus C                 Skolegade 9
www.cancer.dk/koebenhavn        Tel.: (+45) 46 30 46 60          Tel. (+45) 66 11 32 00          Tel. (+45) 86 19 88 11          DK-7700 Thisted
                                e-mail roskilde@cancer.dk        e-mail odense@cancer.dk         e-mail aarhus@cancer.dk         Tel. (+45) 98 10 92 11
The meeting place               www.cancer.dk/roskilde           www.cancer.dk/odense            www.cancer.dk/aarhus            Open for telephone enquiries
on Frederiksberg
Magnoliavej 9                   The cancer counselling centre    Volunteer counselling service   The cancer counselling centre
Sognehuset (Parish Hall)        Torvet 11,1.                     Brogade 35 (in the backyard)    The counselling centre
DK-2000 Frederiksberg           DK-4600 Køge                     DK-5700 Svendborg               Banegårdspladsen 2. 1.          Dallund Rehabilitation Centre
Open on Wednesdays              Tel.: (+45) 56 63 82 29          Tel.: (+45) 23 98 06 95         DK-8800 Viborg                  Dallundvej 63
in uneven weeks                 Open all Thursdays 4 pm – 7 pm   Open Tuesdays 10 am –           Tel. (+45) 86 60 19 18          DK-5471 Søndersø
4 pm – 6 pm                                                      noon and                        e-mail viborg@cancer.dk         Tel. (+45) 64 89 11 34
                                The cancer counselling centre    Thursdays 5 pm – 7 pm           www.cancer.dk/viborg            e-mail dallund@dallund.dk
The cancer counselling centre   Hasselvænget 5                                                                                   www.dallund.dk
Nørgaardsvej 10                 DK-4300 Holbæk                   The cancer counselling centre   The cancer counselling centre
DK-2800 Lyngby                  Tel. (+45) 59 44 12 22           Blegbanken 3                    Codanhus
Tel.: (+45) 45 93 51 51         e-mail holbaek@cancer.dk         DK-7100 Vejle                   Fredensgade 10
e-mail lyngby@cancer.dk         www.cancer.dk/holbaek            Tel. (+45) 76 40 85 90          DK-7400 Herning
www.cancer.dk/lyngby                                             e-mail vejle@cancer.dk          Tel. (+45) 96 26 31 60
                                                                 www.cancer.dk/vejle             e-mail herning@cancer.dk
                                                                                                 www.cancer.dk/herning




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The Annual Report in Danish or     Strandboulevarden 49
English can be ordered from the    DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Danish Cancer Society by phone
                                   Denmark
on (+45) 3525 7540 or downloaded
from www.cancer.dk/regnskaber      Tel. (+45) 35 25 75 00
                                   www.cancer.dk
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