Mats Lambe

Mats Lambe

Professor | Docent
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB Lambe, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am Professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. I am active in the development and utilization of Swedish cancer quality registers that constitute important data resources for monitoring of quality of care and research.


  • My current research interests include aspects of patterns of cancer care and outcomes in relation to age, gender, socioeconomic status, and country of birth. Several of my projects are based on linked research databases where the study populations are defined by patients identified with a cancer diagnoses in a quality register. I am also active in projects that investigate the short- and long term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on cancer care and cancer patients, patterns of cancer incidence and outcomes across the Nordic countries and the potential role of symptom monitoring in patients with advanced lung cancer.


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  • Professor, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2011-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 1999
  • PhD, Cancer Epidemiology, Uppsala University, 1995
  • MD, Uppsala University, 1983
  • MPH, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1981


  • Yuliya Leontyeva, Development, extensions and applications of statistical models in population-based studies to estimate loss in expectation of life (LEL) due to cancer., 2019
  • Hannah Bower, Flexible parametric models for cancer patient survival: loss in expectation of life and further developments,
  • Anna Johansson, Pregnancy and breast cancer: risk patterns, tumour characteristics and prognosis,

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