New clinical professor and department chair conducts research into bladder cancer with a patient perspective in mind
Senior Consultant Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen is the new clinical professor and chair of Urology at the Department of Clinical Medicine and Aarhus University Hospital. The new professorship will strengthen research in the field of bladder cancer but will also provide a lever for clinical research within the rest of urology.
Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen conducts research into all aspects of bladder cancer, from diagnosis and treatment to follow-up. He has a special focus on developing gentler and more efficient operating methods and optimising diagnostics, so that the patients’ starting-points can be better both before and after major bladder surgery.
Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen is currently investigating the new surgical ‘en bloc resection’ method, in which, unlike in conventional methods of surgery, the tumour is removed in a single piece. In another ongoing research project, he exchanges small pieces of the genome of cancer cells in the blood (ctDNA), which makes it possible to begin supplementary treatment sooner after an operation. In addition, Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen and his research group are coordinating numerous European clinical studies, all of which have in common that they involve a smarter and simpler approach to treatment and diagnostics, which creates better treatment possibilities for patients in the future.
When Senior Consultant Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen takes up the position of Clinical Professor and Chair of Urology on 1 November 2022, he will have overall responsibility for the clinical research and professional development of the specialty at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. In this way, he will disseminate patient-centred and patient-focused research to the rest of the urological specialty.
Professor, Department Chair and Senior Consultant Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen
Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine and
Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Urology
Tel.: +45 3091 5682