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Public Health Unit

The Public Health Unit carries out evaluation and research work in epidemiology.

  • Tasks

    The Public Health, Health Economics, Health Data Unit aims to:

    • to implement the collection of data from the morbidity registers of the CHU Caen Normandie labeled by the CNR :
      • The Hematological Malignancy Registry of the former Basse-Normandie region coordinated by Prof. X. Troussard,
      • The Calvados Specialized Registry of Digestive Tumors created in 1978 and coordinated by Prof. G. Launoy, and integrated into the INSERM U1086 ANTICIPE team.
    • to promote and assist in the creation of population morbidity registers for other pathologies (including non-cancer),
    • to initiate original descriptive epidemiology research using population data from registers, hospital data, data from national Medico-Administrative Databases (SNDS-EGB and PMSI databases),
    • to initiate and conduct interventional studies in the general population.

    The establishment of a Health Data Warehouse within the CHU is also planned.

    The main observational studies currently relate to the epidemiology (incidence, mortality, survival) and management of: digestive cancers (register) , hematological malignancies (register) , chronic renal insufficiency (National REIN Register and data from the Biomedicine Agency) , multiple sclerosis (observatory) , bariatric surgery.

    The main specificities of the work carried out in this unit are, on the one hand, the measurement of social and geographical inequalities in incidence, survival and care, in conjunction with the INSERM U1086 ANTICIPE team and the MapInMed platform , and on the other hand the evaluation of actions in the general population, in particular in the field of cancer screening.


    The members of the unit are involved in two FHUs : coordinator of the FHU DEPCAN "For useful cancer screening for individuals and society", and coordinator of one of the WPs of the FHU PRECISE "Precision health in inflammatory diseases complex”.

    The CHU Caen Normandie is involved in 3 national registers: digestive cancers, hematology, nephrology and an observatory soon to be a candidate for the stroke .