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Molecular profiles, treatment adherence, personal goals, and social network structures (MAPS)

The MAPS-Project is part of the Focus Area DynAge ("Disease in Human Aging - Dynamics at the Level of Molecules, Individuals, and Society"), in which age-related processes of illness are researched interdisciplinarily.

To improve cancer care, individualized treatment goals and outcomes need to be considered, and will likely be age-dependent. To inform age-adjusted care, studies with individuals with carcinomas of the head/neck or the uterine cervix will consider a) disease pathology by evaluating relationships between age-dependent exposure to causative agents and the genetic makeup of cancers, b) patients’ treatment goals/adherence and their relation to goal priorities under limited future time perspectives in older age, and c) coping resources, i.e. age-related changes in social networks and strategies to secure meaningful relationships.

Project management: Dr. Amelie Wiedemann & Prof. Dr. Ulrich Keilholz