Orthopaedic oncology

Joachim ThorkildsenGroup leader
Joachim Thorkildsen
Group leader

Research profile and aims

Sarcoma is a rare cancer with multidisciplinary care. This is reflected in the need for extensive cooperation between research groups.

Our strategy is to contribute to national and international research projects as well as to work for strongly integrated clinical research in the everyday running of our department. We aim to take part in a wide spectrum of research projects from basic- and translational research to prospective clinical studies and retrospective quality control studies.

Ongoing research projects

  • A study of epidemiology and outcome in chondrosarcoma, A post PhD study (Joachim Thorkildsen)
  • Megaprosthesis for metastatic bone disease; a comparative analysis (Joachim Thorkildsen)
  • SACRO Sacral Chordoma: a Randomnized & Oberservational study on surgery versus definite radiation therapy in primary localized disease. A multinational clinical trial (Ole-Jacob Norum)
  • A study of muscle strength, balance and gait function in patients with tumor in the knee joint - a
    pilot study (MAGUS) (Merethe Lia Johansen- Section for cancer rehabilitation, OUH)
  • Functional outcome after surgery for tumor in pelvic bone (Simen Sellevold)
  • Nordic Megaprosthesis Register (Olga Zaikova)
  • National Register for Sarcoma (Olga Zaikova)