Cecilia Radkiewicz

Cecilia Radkiewicz

Postdoctoral Studies | Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Retzius väg 13 a, Våning 4, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K1 Molekylär medicin och kirurgi, K1 MMK Övre GI-kirurgi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Postdoctoral researcher, Jesper Lagergren's group
    Medical Oncologist, Capio Sankt Görans Sjukhus
    Director of studies at the Research School in Epidemiology for Clinicians

    I have a combined employment, performing cancer epidemiology research together with clinical work as a medical oncologist at the Department of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet and Capio Sankt Görans Sjukhus, respectively.

    PhD, medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2019
    Specialist degree, medical oncology, Swedish National Board of Health and
    Welfare, 2018
    MD, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, 2010
    BSc, medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2008


  • The primary focus of my research is in cancer epidemiology with an emphasis on sex differences in cancer incidence and survival. I handle big volumes of data by linking multiple Swedish and Nordic population-based health and demographic registers with high national coverage. This enables robust analyses of trends over different time axis. I apply state-of-the-art statistical methods to more accurately describe and illustrate research findings to, in the long run, make clinical inferences. I apply a relative survival framework when estimating cancer mortality and flexible parametric models when quantifying survival differences between groups. I am particularly interested in developing interactive, pedagogic tools for presenting my research findings.


  • Throughout my oncology residency I have been committed to teaching and leading seminars in clinical oncology as a part of the medical education at
    Karolinska Institutet. In 2017/2018 I held a teaching position to coordinate and plan the education in palliative care for medical students as a part of the course in clinical oncology. I was responsible for the oncology rotation at the upper gastrointestinal department at Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Huddinge 2019-2022. In 2020-2022 I acted as director of studies at the KI/SLL Research School in Epidemiology for Clinicians, generation 19.


All other publications


  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2024
  • Postdoctoral Studies, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2019
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2008


  • Johanna Borg Bruchfeld, Sex-related differences in incidence and outcomes among patients with lymphoma: epidemiological and biological perspectives, https://ki.se/en/people/johanna-borg-bruchfeld, 2021
  • Anna-Klara Wiklund, The Nordic Helicobacter Pylori Eradication Project: Cancer risk after Helicobacter pylori therapy, 2021

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