Cancer Epidemiology

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University


Cancer Epidemiology

The Department of Cancer Epidemiology belongs to Clinical Sciences, Lund University and was founded 1997 and is an integrated part of the Oncologic Centre/Regional Tumour Registry in South Sweden. The main tasks of the Department of Cancer Epidemiology are to:

  • To provide basic and research education within the area of cancer epidemiology
  • To undertake studies in cancer epidemiology using register material and/or data collected from case control or cohort studies to study incidence and trends of tumour diseases and to find environmental and genetic risk factors.
  • To undertake cancer  screening, prevention and intervention studies.
  • To undertake cancer treatment and prognostic studies.
  • To assist with epidemiological and biostatistical competence within the above areas also including studies in health economics, cancer genetics, life quality and family oriented studies.


Risk factors in Male Breast Cancer has recently been published in an international collaboration. The study is so far the largest one: (Brinton L JNCI, 2014, Feb 19).


Head of Division
Bo Baldetorp

Business and Administration
Anna Lindstén Janson
Phone: +46 46 178531

Postal address 
Lund University
Division of Cancer Epidemiology
Skane University Hospital
221 85 Lund

Mail within the University 
Hämtställe 32

Klinikgatan 22
Skane University Hospital Lund

+46 46 177552

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