To develop new treatment algorithms, the National Center for Brain Tumor Research consists of 20 research groups covering different aspects of
five focus areas:
- Tumor heterogeneity
- Dispersal mechanisms and tumor environment
- Treatment resistance
- Local control
- Targeted drug treatment
The Research Center is a member of DCCC and supported by The Danish Cancer Society.
The Steering Group include Principal Investigators from each 20 research groups, which have been formed with expertise in surgery, radiation therapy, medical treatment, pathology, imaging and basic research.
The Principal Investigators and their co-Principal Investigators each representing a Working Package, in all the 20 Working Packages are represented in a Steering Group (see the figure 1).
The Steering Group will together with the secretariat overlook the scientific progress in the Working Package, coordinating data sharing, coordinating the economy, and the scientific and public dissemination of new knowledge.
The Steering Group will also coordinate scientific PhD courses. The Steering Group is led by Ulrik Lassen as Director and Hans Skovgaard Poulsen as co-Director. Anne-Marie Bach is Director of the Secretariat.
A patient representative (former Lawyer, Anja Cordes) and a representative from The Brain Tumor Association (Chair Karin Risgaard), are members of The Steering Group.
For taking part in annual meetings and the evaluation reports regarding each Working Package, an International Scientific Advisory Board is involved.
The Steering Group
|Steering Group Member||Title||Affiliation|
|(Anne) Dorte Schou Nørøxe||MD, PhD||DCCC Brain Tumor Center, Dept. of Cancer Treatment, Copenhagen University Hospital|
|Adam Espe Hansen||Clinical Professor,PhD, PET/MR physicist||Dept.of Clinical Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital|
|Anders Korshøj||MD, PhD, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Associate Professor||Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Dept of Neurosurgery, Aarhus University Hospital|
|Anja Cordes||Former lawyer|
|Andreas Kjær||MD, PhD, DMSc, MBA, Professor, Chief Physician||Head of Cluster for Molecular Imaging, Copenhagen University & Copenhagen University Hospital|
|Bjarne Winther Kristensen||MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Consultant||Dept. of Pathology, Copenhagen University Hospital|
|Bo Halle||Associate Professor,||Dept. of Neurosurgery, Odense University Hospital|
|Christian Rønn Hansen||MD, PhD student||Radiophysical Lab & DCPT Oncology, Odense University Hospital|
|Frantz Rom Poulsen||Professor||Dept. of Neurosurgery, Odense University Hospital|
|Gorm von Öttingen||Physician in Chief||Dept. of Neuro-surgery, Aarhus University Hospital|
|Hans Skovgaard Poulsen||MD, DMSc, Associate Research Professor||co-Director of the DCCC Brain Tumor Center, Dept. of Cancer Treatment, Copenhagen University Hospital|
|Jane Skjøth-Rasmussen||PhD Neurosurgery, Chief Physician||Dept of The Neuroscience Center, Copenhagen University Hospital|
|Janine Terra Erler||Professor, Group Leader tumour microenvironment||Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), Copenhagen University|
|Jesper Kallehauge||PhD||Danish Center for Particle Therapy, Aarhus University Hospital|
|Joachim Weischenfeldt||PhD, assoc professor||Biotech Research & Innovation Center (BRIC), Copenhagen University|
|Karen Risgaard||Danish Brain Tumor Association, chair||HjernetumorForeningen|
|Krister Wennerberg||Professor||Biotech Research & Innovation Center (BRIC), Copenhagen University|
|Lars Henning Engelholm||Associate Professor||The Engelholm Group (Histology Core Unit at the Finsen Laboratory) BRIC, Copenhagen University|
|Marco Capogna||PhD, Professor||Neuroscience, the Faculty of Health, Dept. of Biomedicine|
|Morten Høyer||Professor||Danish Centre for Particle Therapy, Aarhus University Hospital|
|Niels Behrendt||D.Sc., PhD, Section Head, Professor||The Finsen Laboratory, Copenhagen University Hospital & BRIC & Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen|
|Rene Johannes Laursen||Consultant & MD||Dept. of Neuro-surgery, Aalborg University Hospital, Head of DNOG|
|Signe Regner Michaelsen||Postdoc||The Bartholin Institute, Dept. of Pathology, Copenhagen University Hospital|
|Slávka Lukacova||MD, PhD||Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Dept. of Experimental Clinical Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital|
|Ulrik Lassen||Professor, Physician in Chief||Director of the DCCC Brain Tumor Center, Head of Dept. of Cancer Treatment, Copenhagen University Hospital|
|Vibeke Andrée Larsen||PhD, Chief Physician||Diagnostic Radiology, Dept.of Centre of Diagnostic Investigations, Copenhagen University Hospital|