Susanne Krüger Kjær

Head of Unit

Danish Cancer Sociey


In the unit of Virus, Lifestyle and Genes one of our focus areas is gynaecological cancers, and we work to prevent these diseases and to improve the survival rate. Through 2 population studies of 11,000 and 42,000 Danish women, respectively, collecting cervical cell samples, blood samples, and data on lifestyle habits, we have contributed to the identification of the strong link between cervical cancer and infection with human papilloma virus - HPV - a knowledge underlying the development of the vaccine against HPV, which presently may prevent 70% of all incidences of cervical cancer.

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