About Us

We are

an independent research unit based at The Gastrointestinal Unit, Section 360, at Hvidovre Hospital, University of Copenhagen:
Read more:  Hvidovre Hospital     The Gastrointestinal Unit      Research/ The Gastrointestinal Unit

Since September 1990 Professor Hans Jørgen Nielsen, MD, DMSc, has
served as a full-time researcher with focus on various areas of colorectal cancer

Over the years, Hans Jørgen Nielsen has initiated and finalized several clinical projects
and spearheaded the research line in our research group─nationally and internationally.

  • Our biggest project ever proceeds from 2014 to 2023. The inclusion phase is progressing from now until the end of 2018 in parallel with the Danish public screening for colorectal cancer. The result and evaluation phase will span from 2019 to mid-2023.
  • The project is the final evaluation of a new screening concept prior to any implementation of
    a new model for screening for colorectal cancer based on biological markers in blood samples.




Research History





  • All daily research managements are directed from the research group at Hvidovre Hospital:
    Gastrointestinal UnitDepartment of Surgical Gastroenterology, Hvidovre Hospital / The Capital Region of Denmark.
  • In addition several partners perform daily project functions at their own research sites
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    Project Sites


Project staff (DK)




  • The professional staff in charge of the current studies is employed of the respective hospitals
    and other project partners─acc. existing collective agreements.
  • All locally in charge of a study is part of our collaborators’ tenured personnel─
    while salaries for all other project staff are equlized over the project budget.


Read more:

Current Research      Organization of our research

Project Staff                  Research History                           Our Research



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ColoRectal Cancer Research

Gastroenheden, Hvidovre Hospital

Kettegård Allé 30

2650 Hvidovre

Email: info@colorectalcancer.dk