The Department of Public Health Programmes, Randers Regional Hospital, is a University Research Clinic appointed by Aarhus University in October 2020.

The Department manages all cancer screening programmes in the Central Denmark Region: colorectal, cervical, and breast cancer. This organisation provides exceptional opportunities for research at a high international level that can be rapidly implemented into daily clinical practice to the benefit of the citizens.

Scientific focus

The scientific focus of the Department is population-based screening and research is centred on optimising cancer screening programmes – current as well as future - on a regional, national, and international level while utilising the Department's unique possibility to address cross-programme synergies.

The research addresses all aspects of cancer screening programmes from participation to testing as well as screening derived clinical procedures. Health services research and interventions are used as key elements. The research methods include register-based research, intervention trials, interviews, patient reported outcome measures, diagnostics and clinical data.

The Department implemented a research strategy in 2010 with the aim of expanding the Department with an active research unit. Since then, the number of full-time researchers, research students, and scientific publications has increased steadily.

Want to learn more?

Using the links on this page, you can learn more about our research areas, researcher profiles, scientific publications, and major collaborative projects. You can also read about the current national cancer screening offers.