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About me

I am a PhD student for professor Kamila Czene. I also work clinically as an MD, radiologist at the Karolinska University Hospital Solna. The title of my thesis work is "Mammographic Determinants of Interval Breast Cancer". Since before my medical career I have a MSc in Engineering Physics and experience as an entrepreneur in a start-up comapny.

Education

  • Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology
  • M.D., Karolinska Institute
  • M.Sc. Engineering Physics, LTH at Lund University

Research description

The objective of my research is to identify pre-disposing risk factors related to the mode and time of detecting a breast cancer. Interval cancer is defined as a cancer that is clinically detected after a negative screening mammogram. About 20-30 percent of all women participating in screening experience this kind of screening failure. Interval cancer has been shown to have worse characteristics and higher mortality than screen-detected cancer.  

My long-term aim is to reduce the breast cancer mortality by improving the screening program. I use new techniques and approaches for statistical image analysis of previous "healthy" mammography images in my search for new risk factors. These will be tested in the KARMA cohort, which is the best-characterized breast cancer cohort in the world encompassing around 70.000 women with extensive questionnaires, medical registry data as well as raw digital mammograms and tissue samples.

In addition, I am project leader for a clinical development project where we apply deep learning methods (artificial intelligence) to analyze mammographic images to improve breast cancer screening in several ways.

Teaching portfolio

  • Teaching radiology to medical students

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2015 Research Residency, Stockholm County Council

2016 Research Award, Swedish Society of Radiology

2017 Travel Award, RSNA

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