Childhood Cancer Epidemiology Group

Childhood Cancer Research Unit, Stockholm

About Us

The Childhood Cancer Epidemiology Group (CCEG) is led by MD, PhD, Associate Professor Mats Marshall Heyman and is a research group within the Department of Women's and Children's Health at Karolinska Institutet. CCEG performs epidemiological studies of children with cancer at a national, Nordic and international level.

CCEG is responsible for the Swedish childhood cancer registry and the Nordic registry for leukemia. The registry data provides the platform for CCEG's research activity. The CCEG undertakes national and international analyses of childhood cancer incidence, mortality and survival, as well as more complex research as outcomes of treatment. Much of the research is conducted in collaboration with scientists elsewhere (e.g. members of the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (NOPHO)). Moreover, the group is data manager for an international study of children with brain tumors, the HIT/SIOP PNET 4 study.

The research group develops registry applications for storing and collecting data, clinical decisions and also supports clinical studies. In addition CCEG offers epidemiological and statistical support to scientists within the field of childhood cancer research.