Maja Primic Žakelj, Assoc. Prof.

is a cancer epidemiology specialist since 1991, doctor of science in the field of cancer epidemiology since 1995 and a public health specialist since 2010. She works at the Institute of Oncology Ljubljana for more than 30 years, where she is the head of the Epidemiology and Cancer Registries Unit since 2003; before the merging of both departments she was the head of the Epidemiology Unit since 1996. She is constantly upgrading her professional competences by attending postgraduate courses in Slovenia and abroad, not only in the field of cancer epidemiology, but also in the field of health management, statistics and information technologies.

Her main domain of research is cancer descriptive and analytical epidemiology, organisation of population-based organised cancer screening programs.

The project was launched in September 2015 and will continue to August 2020.

This project has received funding from the European Unionʼs Horizon2020 Programme under grant agreement no 634753