Joseph Carlson's Group
Molecular Gynaecological Cancer Research
In 2016, according to the Swedish Cancer Registry, 2 978 Swedish women were diagnosed with a gynaecologic cancer, making this, when considered as a group, the second most common malignant tumour of women after breast cancer. Research into these tumours is hampered by the large number of tumour sites and types.
The Carlson Team is involved in research in all forms of gynaecologic cancer, and its work is united by the goal of improving patient care by individualizing therapy for these cancers. The Lab is affiliated with the Karolinska Institutets Personalized Cancer Medicine program.
Joseph W. Carlson
Karolinska University Hospital - Solna
SE-171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 517 745 18
Observership in Gynaecologic Pathology
Current team members
Joseph W. Carlson, MD, PhD, Associate professor (Docent and Adjunct University Lecturer), Team leader
Jordi Gonzalez-Molina, PhD, Postdoc
Elin Hardell, MD, PhD student
Denis Nastic, MD, PhD student
Sandra Wessman, MD, PhD student
Julia Tengelin, MD student
Previous team members
MD thesis students
Karin Malmberg, MD thesis student, Thesis title: Assessing Premalignant Lesions of the Fallopian Tube in Women at High Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Farzaneh Hamzei, MD thesis student, Thesis title: Prognostic Factors in Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma and Undifferentiated Endometrial Sarcoma
Markus Liew, MD thesis student, Thesis title: Biomarkers that improve diagnostics and prognostication of endometrial stromal tumors
Frida Kahlin, MD thesis student, Thesis title: Biopsy Diagnosis of High-Risk and Low-Risk Endometrial Carcinoma: Which Grading System is most Accurate?
Emma Shanwell, MD thesis student, Thesis title: Can immunohistochemistry improve accuracy of endometrial diagnosis?
Lovisa Jarl, MD thesis student, Thesis title: Novel prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers in undifferentiated endometrial sarcomas.
Sofia Josefson, MD thesis student, Thesis title: Validation of mitotic index as a prognostic marker in high grade uterine sarcomas.
Filippa Rydberg, MD thesis student, Thesis Title: The role of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) subgroups in determining recurrence rate and survival in endometrial carcinoma: Validation in a Swedish cohort.
The present research is generously supported by grants from:
- The Swedish Cancer Society
- The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund
- The Cancer Research Foundations of the Radiumhemmet
- Stockholm City Council
- Magnus Bergvalls Foundation
Publications by Joseph Carlson
In the news
Article in Radiumhemmets forskningsfonder tematidning (in Swedish)
Oncology in Sweden article from “State of the Art Ovarian Cancer” meeting (in Swedish)
Collaboration with Per Uhlén: 3D-mikroskop ger mer träffsäker cancerdiagnos (in Swedish)
Collaboration with University College London: Identifies New Therapy for Drug Resistant Trophoblastic Neoplasia
Article in the Journal of the Swedish Medical Society (in Swedish)
Article in Clinical Cancer Research
Lectures for the KI medical student course “Den sjuka människan”
Female Reproductive System, part 1 (in Swedish)
Female Reproductive System, part 2 (in Swedish)
Female Reproductive System, part 3 (in Swedish)
Female Reproductive System, part 4 (in Swedish)
Prizes and nominations
Farzaneh Hamzei best thesis spring 2013