Pia Österlund

Pia Österlund

Adjunct Professor
Visiting address: J6:20 BioClinicum, Akademiska stråket 1, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K7 Onkologi-Patologi, K7 Forskning Östman, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Adjunct Professor of Colorectal Cancer at the Department of
    Oncology-Pathology as of 1 February 2021. Primary position: Consultant at
    Karolinska University Hospital Consultant at Tampere University Hospital


  • Pia Österlund is an oncologist and studies ways to ensure that patients with
    gastrointestinal cancer receive more effective treatment and enjoy a higher
    quality of life. One important line of research is biomarkers that can help
    doctors select the right treatments for their patients. Österlund is also
    evaluating the relationship between diet, gut microbiome and adverse events
    to understand why such events arise and how they can be alleviated. Amongst
    other achievements, she has shown that the dominant colorectal cancer drug
    often causes secondary lactose intolerance and that patients feel better if
    their diet is adjusted accordingly.
    In one current study, Österlund and her colleagues have shown that it is
    possible using optimised treatment and centralised multidisciplinary team
    assessment to operate metasta- tic colorectal cancers with excellent
    outcomes. She has been principal investigator for many clinical studies on
    new drugs and will in the future be involved in research on new potential
    drug targets.


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