News archive Per Hall

Dissertation 23 Feb 2018: Johanna Holm

06 Feb 2018

On Friday Feb 23, Johanna Holm will defend her thesis " Aggressive breast cancer: epidemiological studies addressing disease heterogeneity ". Her opponent will be Professor Lucile Adams-Campbell from Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, U.S.A. Johanna's supervisors are...
Breast cancerEpidemiology

Dissertation Jan 15, 2016: Thang Trinh: Determinants of breast cancer risk; focusing on mammographic density

17 Dec 2015

On January 15, Thang Trinh will defend his thesis " Determinants of breast cancer risk; focusing on mammographic density ". His opponent is Professor Melinda L. Irwin from the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health and his supervisors are Per Hall, Katarina Bälter...
Breast cancerEpidemiology

51 million SEK to 13 researchers at the department

04 Nov 2015

The department has just found out this year's distribution of funding for projects and postdocs from the Swedish Research Council, the Cancer Society, the Heart-Lung Foundation and FORTE. The total sum was 51 million SEK and most projects are funded for 2-3 years and cover a variety of diseases,...
BiostatisticsBreast cancerCancer and OncologyCancer of the cervixCardiovascular DiseasesEpidemiologyGeneticsLung cancerPsychiatric disorders

Per Hall awarded a framework grant in clinical therapy research

08 Dec 2014

The Swedish Research Council announced the decisions for the call "Framework grant in clinical therapy research" on December 4 and Per Hall and his research team at MEB were awarded 28 million SEK to conduct a study aimed at reducing the risk of breast cancer. The project which includes three...
Breast cancerEpidemiology

Per Hall new faculty representative to KI’s board of research

08 Dec 2014

Per Hall at our department was appointed by the nomination committee as one of six faculty representatives for KI's board of research on December 3. The term of office spans 2015-01-01 until 2017-12-31.

MEB researchers at the Annual Meeting of the Swedish Society of Medicine

02 Dec 2014

Several researchers from our department will contribute to the Annual Meeting of the Swedish Society of Medicine - not least Catarina Almqvist Malmros who chairs the organising committee 2014. The meeting takes place on Dec 4-5 in Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. Seminar about the...

Publication in JNCI: Volumetric mammographic density: heritability and association with breast cancer susceptibility Loci

27 Nov 2014

In a publication in Journal of the National Cancer Institute Judith Brand et al from MEB presents a study on the heritability of volumetric mammographic density and the association with breast cancer susceptibility loci. The results support the high heritability of mammographic density, and also demonstrate that the shared genetic component with breast cancer is not restricted to dense tissues only.
Breast cancerGenetics

MEB researcher tries to raise awareness about breast cancer

16 Jun 2014

On June 18, the researchers Mikael Hartman, National University of Singapore and MEB and Philip Lau, National University of Singapore finish their long journey from Singapore to Stockholm. The aim has been to raise awareness about breast cancer in Asia and to raise money for breast cancer research...

The Rausings donate SEK 20 million to breast cancer research at Karolinska Institutet

29 Apr 2013

Märit and Hans Rausing are donating an additional SEK 20 million to breast cancer research at Karolinska Institutet. The donation is earmarked for the Karma project, which received SEK 50 million from the couple three years ago, and which has made considerable scientific strides. Since 2009, a...

Mammograms reveal response to common cancer drug

23 Apr 2013

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a method for assessing the effect of tamoxifen, a common drug to prevent the relapse of breast cancer. The key lies in monitoring changes in the proportion of dense tissue, which appears white on a mammogram, during treatment. Women who show a...

Unique study reveals genetic 'spelling mistakes' that increase the risk of common cancers

27 Mar 2013

More than 80 genetic 'spelling mistakes' that can increase the risk of breast, prostate and ovarian cancer have been found in a large, international research study within the framework of the EU network COGS. For the first time, the researchers also have a relatively clear picture of the total...