The Department of Oncology offers non-surgical treatment modalities and follow-up to adult cancer patients with solid tumours according to international guidelines.
The Department is one of five Cancer Centres in Denmark.
Every year, about 4,500 cancer patients are referred, mainly from the southern region of Denmark.
Patients are treated in seven teams:
Team A: Urologic cancer and CNS tumours
Team G: Gastrointestinal cancer, neuroendocrine cancers and unknown primary tumour
Team H: Head and neck cancer and skin cancer
Team M: Breast cancer
Team T: Lung cancer, esophageal cancer and radiotherapy of hematologic malignancies
Team Q: Female genital cancers
About 18,000 treatments with chemotherapy and 36,000 radiotherapy fractions are given in a year.
Education and training
The department provides educational programmes at the pre-graduate and postgraduate level for several fields of healthcare professionals (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, radiography). Medical students work under supervision from experienced staff members to complete their specialist education in compliance with national regulations.
The Department of Oncology has a specific obligation to participate in educational activities in Clinical Oncology, (medical and radiation oncology) and medical physics. Physicians and
medical physicists are trained by the clinical staff and faculty members to obtain Danish specialist authorization as required by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority.
The postgraduate training programme is carried out in accordance with the core curriculum of the Danish Society of Clinical Oncology to allow future specialists to obtain clinical competence and management skills regarding:
Knowledge and science
Health advocacy/Social actions
To comply with these objectives, a number of working groups have been established in the department to assist and support continuous development of high quality education and research. In addition, the department and its staff specialists offer individual counselling and supervision of postgraduates throughout their training, and a final evaluation is performed to complete the specialist programme.
The Department of Oncology is divided into
A 33-bed ward including facilities for brachytherapy and radioactive iodine treatment
Radiotherapy section with 8 accelerators, 2 CT-simulators and an MRI simulator
An outpatient clinic for follow-ups and chemotherapy
A Palliative Care Unit with inpatient, outpatient and home care functions