Leo Gkekos

Leo Gkekos

Phd Student
Telephone: +46852486157
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12 a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB Dickman Johansson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a PhD student in Cancer Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics, with a
    background in biomedical sciences, health policy, and epidemiology. I am
    interested in cancer epidemiology, register-based research, and molecular
    pathophysiology of cancer.
    *Main supervisor*:
    Dr. Anna Johansson [1]
    Dr. Frida Lundberg [2]
    Dr. Irma Fredriksson [3]
    Prof. Keith Humphreys [4]
    * MMSc Public Health Epidemiology || Karolinska Institutet, 2022
    * MSc Governance and Leadership in European Public Health || Maastricht
    University, 2020
    * BSc Biomedical Sciences || Cardiff university, 2019
    [1] https://staff.ki.se/people/anna-johansson
    [2] https://staff.ki.se/people/frida-lundberg
    [3] https://medarbetare.ki.se/people/irma-fredriksson
    [4] https://staff.ki.se/people/keith-humphreys


  • My doctoral project addresses the role of reproductive and socioeconomic
    factors for risk and survival of breast cancer subtypes, through applications
    of statistical methods for cancer survival to registry data.
    Both reproductive factors (e. g. number of children, ongoing pregnancy, time
    since latest childbirth and infertility) and socioeconomic factors (e.g.
    education, income, employment) have been suggested to differentially
    contribute to subtype-specific incidence and survival. While studies have in
    general indicated large differences, few have assessed all subtypes in detail
    and by additional data on risk factors.
    For this purpose, population-based clinical breast cancer data linked to
    population-based reproductive and socioeconomic information are required.
    Such knowledge is essential to improve targeted prevention strategies,
    disease management and healthcare planning.


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