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Dissertation Anders Elliot

Title: On preoperative treatment selection and magnetic resonance imaging in rectal cancer

Date: May 12th, 2017

Dissertation Deborah Saraste

Title: Early rectal cancer and screening for colorectal cancer

Date: 12 June, 2015 at 9 am, Venue: Nanna Svartz Auditorium

New PhD Student

John Tapper joined our group in February 2015, research project: "Sexual function, hormone levels, body composition and oncological outcome in men with rectal cancer".

PhD student

John Tapper

Organizational unit: Colorectal Surgery

Half time seminar: Karin Westberg

Date: 2015-03-17, time: 13:00, venue: Library P9:03

Title: Utredning, behandling och utfall hos patienter med lokalrecidiv av rektalcancer i Sverige

Half time seminar: Anders Elliot

Date: 2015-03-27, time: 10:00, venue: Library P9:03

Title: Terapi vid rektalcancer - hur väljer vi rätt?

Research seminars

Research seminars within the area of colorectal cancer at Gastrocentrum Karolinska University Hospital, Solna

Calendar Spring term 2015

KI Cancer Network

KI Cancer Network for Colorectal Cancer Research- a new diagnose based network within KI Cancer 

KI Cancer Network for Colorectal cancer research is a new network within the KI Cancer program at KI with the aim to bring together basic and clinical researchers to build up a creative environment with new ideas and collaborations in the field of colorectal cancer research. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer form in Sweden with 6000 new cases per year and it is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths.

KI is already today nationally leading in CRC research and there are many ongoing collaborations of high quality. Still there is a great need to formalize this cooperation and strengthen the network further by forming a diagnosis based network that can take greater responsibility for driving the development, research and training in the field. The formation of a research network for CRC within KI would provide the possibility for linking experimental research with clinical multidisciplinary research. We have a unique opportunity to perform large randomized studies, running comprehensive clinical trials as well as large scale translational studies from bench to bed and back. The initiative of creating a network for researchers with a special interest in CRC within KI has a strong support and is financial supported by KI Cancer.

A first seminar will be held 2015-06-05 | 09.00 pm–15.00 pm in central Stockholm. 

Detailed seminar program, updated May 18

To register for the seminar, please send an e-mail to

January 15th, 2015 - Christian Buchli 

Christian Buchli

Dissertation February 6, 2015

New PhD Student

Johan Erlandsson joined our group in December 2014, research project: "Preoperativ strålbehandling vid rektalcancer - aspekter på fraktionering och tid till kirurgi"

PhD student

Johan Erlandsson

Organizational unit: Colorectal Surgery

Research grant from Vetenskapsrådet

Anna Martling receives SEK 24,6 million for the research project: "ALASCCA- En randomiserad placebo-kontrollerad multicenter studie avseende värdet av behandling med acetylsalicylsyra (ASA) till patienter med kolorektal cancer och mutationer i PIK3 signalvägen". 

Professor/senior physician

Anna Martling

Phone: +46-(0)8-517 728 02
Organizational unit: Colorectal Surgery