Funded projects

The DCCC ctDNA Research Center support PhD projects focusing on documenting the positive effects of using ctDNA guidet cancer treatment. 

Since 2020, the DCCC ctDNA center has co-financed the following projects. 

Next deadline for applying for funding: the 26th of September 2022

CURE - Clinical Utility of Circulating Tumor DNA in Gastro-Esophageal Cancer
PhD student Cecilie Riis Iden
Department of Oncology, Rigshospitalet


Circulating Tumor DNA for early Detection of Recurrence and Risk-stratification in Melanoma
Lisbet Rosenkrantz Hölmich, Professor, MD, DMSc
Herlev and Gentofte Hospital


Early Detection of Treatment Failure by Circulating Tumor DNA in Advanced non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Malene Støchkel Frank, Afdelingslæge, PhD student
Department of Clinical Oncology, Zealand University Hospital


NOAC 9 - A Phase II Randomised Nordic Anal Cancer Group Study on Circulating Tumor DNA guided Follow-Up
Overlæge Professor, PhD, Karen-Lise Spindler
Eksperimentel Klinisk Onkologi, Aarhus University Hospital


CIRQUESARC - A National Prospective Observational Study of Circulating Tumor DNA and Quality of Life in Sarcomas
Clinical Oncologist, MD, Joanna Vitfell-Rasmussen, PhD student
Department of Oncology, Herlev University Hospital


ctDNA analysis of rectal cancer treated in the watchful waiting setting
PhD student Edina Dizdarevic
Department of Oncology, Vejle Sygehus


The Diverticulitis Study - Circulating tumor DNA guided vs. opportunistic colonoscopy screening for CRC detection after acute colonic diverticulitis
Professor Claus Andersen, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Molecylar Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital


De novo cancer in liver transplant recipients (DETECT) – a ScandiaTransplant collaboration
Hans-Christian Pommergaard
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Rigshospitalet


ISCOLIM - Improving Survival of Colo-rectal Liver Metastase by RFA-mediated Immuno-stimulation
Preofessor Frank Viborg Mortensen, DMSc
Department of Surgery L, Aarhus University Hospital