• sense clinically
  • think mechanistically
  • act interdisciplinarily
  • treat innovatively

Prof. Dr. Friederike Kendel

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
CC1 Health and Human Sciences
Institute for Gender in Medicine (GIM) 
Prevention Research Group
Seestr. 73, Haus 10, E4
13347 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 - 450 525 327
Postal adress: Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin
E-mail: friederike.kendel(at)charite.de


Scientific Scope

We investigate the association of risk perception, decision making, and health related quality of life in cancer patients with a focus on sex and gender differences. In particular, we examine how women with BRCA1/2 gene mutation perceive their 10-year risk and lifetime risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer. In addition, we investigate the interplay of subjective risk perception, illness anxiety, and quality of life with respect to the complex decision making process in women with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer undergoing different treatment strategies.

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