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Poorna Anand reciver of a poster prize

During the MMK Department’s Day 17 May 2016 there was a poster expedition and everybody could vote for the best poster. We are very delighted that Poorna was the winner with her poster and she received a diploma from the Head of the Department, Martin Bäckdahl. Congratulations Poorna!

Pernilla Lagergren recipient of Anders Jahres prize in medicine for young researcher

Congratulation Pernilla to this prestigious prize. She is awarded the prize for her ”groundbreaking research on factors that affect survival and quality of life following cancer surgery”. See link for more information:

New post-doc researcher

We welcome our new post-doc researcher Anna Schandl to the group. 

Publication in Journal of Clinical Oncology

Congratulations to the very nice publication in the Journal of Clinical Oncology entitled Psychiatric Morbidity and Survival After Surgery for Esophageal Cancer: A Population-Based Cohort Study

Conducted by Anna Wikman, Rickard Ljung, Asif Johar, Ylva Hellstadius, Jesper Lagergren, and Pernilla Lagergren

Half time

Congratulations Ylva Hellstadius for a well conducted half-time on 16th December 2014.

Ylva Hellstadius

Associate Professor

We congratulate Anna Wikman who, in November 2014, was appointed as Associate Professor in Psychology.

New Research Nurse

We welcome our new Research Nurse Kalle Mällberg to the group. He will mainly work in the OSCAR study.

Thank you Ana Hagström

We would like to thank Ana for her working efforts as a research nurse and her efforts in the OSCAR study. Good Luck in the future!

Half time

Congratulations Lovisa Backemar for a well conducted half-time on 3 June 2014.

Report on our research

A report on what our research, based on the SECC network, has resulted in over a 20 year period has been distributed to colleagues in Sweden. 


Congratulations Maartje van der Schaaf for a well conducted dissertation on April 25, see Dissertations. 

OSCAR study

January 1, 2014 we started the inclusion of patients in the OSCAR study, and the study is expected to last for 5 years.

Research award

Congratulations to Pernilla Lagergren who is the recipient of the Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagbergs prize 2012 of 300 000 SEK. She receives the prize thanks to her ground-breaking research in health-related quality of life after surgery for cancer, mainly oesophageal cancer.

Research award

Congratulations to Maryam Derogar who is the recipient of the Dimitris N. Chorafas prize 2013 of 5 000 USD for her thesis on health-related quality of life and survival after oeseophageal cancer surgery.

Extra grant from the Swedish Research Council

Congratulations to Pernilla Lagergren who receives an extra grant of 580 000 SEK from the Swedish Research Council.

Money for conference

Congratulations to Ylva and Lovisa who received 15,000 SEK each from Radiumhemmets Research Funds to be used for participation in an International Quality of Life conference organized by the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL)

Research Assistant

Rickard has been appointed one of Karolinska Institutet's central 4-yar positions as research assistant with a total funding of 3 million SEK. Congratulations!

New master student

We welcome Poorna Arnand who will complete a master thesis in nutrition under supervision by Lena Martin. Her project addresses how body composition influences the risk of toxicity during neoadjuvant chemotherapy for oesophageal cancer.

New master student

We welcome Andreas Vall who will complete a project with us this term as part of his medical training. The project is a validation study of the tumour classification data (TNM) of oesophageal cancer in the Swedish Cancer Registry. Nele is the supervisor.

New PhD candidate

We congratulate Jesper, Nele, Rickard and Hashem who got funding (KID-funding) for a PhD candidate for a research project addressing prevention of oesophageal adenocarcinoma.