Recent projects

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care for patients with chronic diseases (ChroVID)


  • Interdisciplinary research project on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the health care of chronic diseases focusing on patients with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and cancer
  • Project consisting of four modules, Epidemiology, Disease Management, Prevention and Health Economics targeting disease-specific research questions
  • Descriptive secondary data analysis of routinely-collected health data of Bavaria
  • Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)


Cohort study of cervical cancer screening in Germany (MARZY)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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)

Finalized Projects