BRECT - Breast Cancer Theme Center

The Breast Cancer Theme Center (BRECT) provides a platform for interactions and collaborations in breast cancer research at Karolinska Institutet. BRECT is open for all researchers at KI within the breast cancer field.

BRECT group picture

We aim to increase our understanding of critical steps in breast cancer development and therapy. The research span from basic studies using cell lines, animal models and patient biopsies, to prospective clinical studies and clinical trials, with the ultimate goal to improve breast cancer therapy and disease outcome.

To provide education and networking in breast cancer research, BRECT regularly organizes retreats, mini-symposia and seminars with a mix of invited internationally leading researchers and presentations from researchers at KI.

Registration for the BRECT Retreat 2022 is now open!

The next BRECT retreat 2022 will take place 1-2 June 2022 at Skogshem & Wijk, Lidingö, Stockholm.

There are a limited number of places – first come, first served – so be sure to book your place soon. The registration deadline is 18 April.

Instructions for registration and booking can be found here.

A preliminary program for the 2 days can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

BRECT Directors

Collaborative publications

BRECT collaborative publications 2010-2020

Management and contacts

Professor Staffan Strömblad (Director)

Associate professor Linda Lindström (Co-director)

Associate professor Theodoros Foukakis (Co-director)

Annelie Johansson (Scientific coordinator)

Helen Eriksson (Administrator)

BRECT Steering Group

Linda Lindström

Principal researcher

Theodoros Foukakis

Senior lecturer/senior physician

Leander Blaas

Assistant professor

Irma Fredriksson

Affiliated to research

Charlotte Rolny

Principal researcher

Nick Tobin


Johan Hartman

Professor/assistant senior physician