Nov 26, 2019

In our last members meeting in Aarhus October 30, 2019 a new Chair and Vice Chair was elected.

Rikke Løvendahl Eefsen, Senior Consultant at Centre of Cancer Research at Herlev Hospital and prior Vice Chair of Nordic NECT is now the new Chair.

Katriina Peltola, Senior Consultant at Early Phase, Clinical Trial Unit at Helsinki University Hospital is now the new Vice Chair for Nordic NECT.


May 9, 2019

The Sarah Cannon Research Institute Uk is offering a position for a Clinical Rerearsh Feloow in the Drug Development Unit. 

The position would be soutable for a medical oncology trainee near the end of their training pathway or  a young oncologist, who wishes to gain or enhancetheir spesific experience in early clinical trials.

Mar 8, 2019

The application deadline has been expanded to Monday March 11.

The time for response on participation will be delayed to March 17th. 

Feb 22, 2019

April, 3rd-5th 2019, at Hotel Lilla Roberts, Helsinki, Finland


This is the first Nordic NECT Course for Early Phase Clinical Trials in Oncology. Helsinki University Hospital will be hosting this course, the first of a possible annual event. For your reference a Nordic Course in Clinical Trials Methodology in Oncology has previously been arranged 6 times, lastly in 2014.

Early clinical trials play a crucial role in drug development. They are in an essential interface between experimental laboratory knowledge and clinical application in patients and include administration of an investigational product to humans first time (“first in human” trials). Early clinical trials require tight adherence to protocol requirements and careful monitoring of patient safety. The field is highly competitive and the requirements for the staff not only include patient care but also maintenance of strict timelines, fast site initiation and patient recruitment, top quality data entry, keeping patient safety always as the priority. Overall, they require resources, dedicated staff and coordination skills.


These and many other issues will be discussed during the course. The aim of the course is to increase participant’s knowledge in early clinical trial methodology and also strengthen important collaborations in research and network-building between the Nordic countries. The language in the course will be English.

For more information an application click on more below.

Last day of application is March 5th, 2019.

Jan 3, 2019

On the 5th of December 2018 the union Trial Nation was established in Denmark. Trial Nation is a merge of the two initiatives Én Indgang and NEXT. The new organization shall make it easier and more attractive for global companies to perform clinical trials in Denmark - to gain the patients, the research and the public economy.

For more inforation in Danish, please click on more below. 

Nov 7, 2018


- The new Norwegian Expert Panel were presentet by Halfdan Sørbye and Morten Mau-Sørensen gave a presentation on the Danish Expert Panel (2nd opinion) following a discussion on the expert panels function. 

- Immunotherapy and collaboration with Pharma -  news and possibilities

- Genesequensing - the Herlev experience

Jun 7, 2018

The Nordic NECT's next members meeting will take place at Herlev Hospital November 1st, 2018.

Jun 7, 2018

Rikke Løvendahl Eefsen

1994: Student from Bergen Cathedral School, Norway

2002: MD from Copenhagen University, Denmark

2015: PhD from Copenhagen University, Denmark

‘The microenvironment of liver metastases from colorectal adenocarcinoma’

2017: Clinical oncologist



Tel: +45-3868 9381



Apr 25, 2018

In our last members meeting in Oslo on April 4th, 2018 a new Chair and Vice Chair was elected.

Paal Fr. Brunsvig, Head of Clinical Cancer Reasearch Unit at Oslo University Hospital is now the new Chair for Nordic NECT.

Rikke Løvendahl Eefsen, Senior Consultant at Centre of Cancer Research at Herlev Hospital is now the Vice Chair.


Mar 21, 2018

Five study nurses from the Phase 1 Unit at Rigshospitalet, Denmark will visit the Clinical Cancer Reseach Unit at Oslo University Hospital, April 19-20th, 2018.

Mar 21, 2018

Our next members meeting will be hosted by Oslo University Hospital.

Dec 19, 2017

Oslo Myeloma Center (OMC) is a clinical research center focusing on myeloma research. The group consists of 5 doctors, 10 study nurses, 1 study coordinator and 3 secretaries, and includes around 80 patients in myeloma studies a year, in phase 1, phase 2 and phase 3 studies.

Nov 30, 2017
The Royal Marsden Hospital are offering a position for a Clinical Fellow in the Drug Development Unit that would be suitable for a medical oncology trainee, who wishes to gain specific experience in early clinical trials. 
Oct 27, 2017

Helsinki October 25-26th, 2017

Nordic NECT - Collaboration between Phase 1 Units
Katriina Peltola, Senior Consultant, Early Phase Trial Unit, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Helsinki University Hospital

Recruiting Patients from Other Nordic Countries
Steinar Aamdal, Professor, Head of Section for Clinical Cancer Research and Resource Development, Oslo University Hospital, Norway

Aug 18, 2017
Skåne University Hospital in Lund, Sweden is now part of the Nordic NECT collaboration.
Apr 19, 2017

The conference is free of charge and now open for registration.

To save a seat make a registration today. We hope to see you in Parallel Session 2: Cross Border Patient for Clinical Trials, part 1 and 2.

For more information and link to registration: see Events

Apr 4, 2017

Nordic NECT has received funding from NordForsk/Nordic Trial Alliance to organize a workshop on Cross Border Patients in Clinical Trials in the Nordics.

The workshop will be held as a parallel session at the NRI-conference in Oslo on May 19th, and will address the cross border challenges with lectures from regulatory authorities, payers, clinical trialists in oncology, patient representative and healthcare politicians.


For more information: see Events

Dec 14, 2016
The secretariat was established in August 2016 and is located in Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park (situated next to Oslo University Hospital, The Norwegian Radium Hospital) in Norway.
Apr 6, 2016

Nordic NECT has received funding from the Radium Hospital foundation and the Nordic Cancer Union:

Project Manager/Secretary 50-100% position for 3 years (extension of employment period may be possible).

The primary function of this position is to act as the key operational interface with internal and external services to develop, implement, maintain and improve operational processes within Nordic NECT and to contribute to further Nordic collaboration. The Project Manager/Secretary will be the network’s primary point of contact and contribute to establishing a well-functioning secretariat within Nordic NECT.

More information:

Deadline application April 17th 2016