Recent projects

Case-control study on participation in cervical cancer screening and quality of cytology (TeQaZ) more...

  • Population-based case-control study with 200 cases of newly diagnosed cervical cancer and 600 controls from Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate and neighboring regions in Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland, Thuringia, Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt
  • Analysis of the frequency of participation in cervical cancer screening
  • Evaluation of the quality of cytology
  • Funding: Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

Incidence of secondary malignant neoplasm in Saxony and association with therapy of primary cancer (AusTher) more...

  • Estimation of incidence of secondary malignant neoplasm
  • Investigation of effects of therapy of the primary tumor
  • Investigation of other risk factors on the development of secondary malignant neoplasm
  • Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Risk-adapted prevention strategies for colorectal cancer (RaPS)

  • Multicenter study on the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) among persons with a family history of CRC
  • Design and implementation of risk-adapted CRC screening strategies
  • Identification and evaluation of novel biomarkers for noninvasive risk stratification and early detection
  • Study sites: Heidelberg (project leaderhip), Stuttgart, Munich and Dresden
  • Funding: German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

Age indicators and demographic change in Saxony (ADia)

  • Secondary data analysis of the official hospital and DRG statistics since 1995 and 2005
  • Identification of frequent age-specific diagnoses to visualize need of medical care
  • Illustration of trends in morbidity and demographic development
  • Modeling of patient structure with a focus on cancer
  • Funding: Roland Ernst Foundation for Health Care

Cohort study of cervical cancer screening in Germany (MARZY) more...

  • Randomized population-based cohort study with 10 000 female subjects
  • Estimation of the age and type-specific HPV prevalence
  • Comparison of two invitational models to increase participation in cervical cancer screening
  • Evaluation of the reasons for non-participation
  • Funding: German Cancer Aid (DKH)

TP53 Polymorphism Study

  • Pooled analysis of original data from 49 studies from 26 countries worldwide to investigate the association of the TP53 codon 72 polymorphism and cervical cancer
  • Analysis of 7 946 cases and 7 888 controls
  • Meta-analysis of published data from 64 studies worldwide
  • Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)