Published: 27-05-2015 11:45 | Updated: 27-05-2015 11:51

Dissertation 15 June 2015: Miriam Elfström "Optimizing cervical cancer prevention through screening and HPV vaccination"

On June 15 Miriam Elfström will defend her thesis "Optimizing cervical cancer prevention through screening and HPV vaccination". Her opponent is professor Julietta Patnick from the University of Oxford and her supervisors are Lisen Arnheim Dahlström, Joakim Dillner and Pontus Nauclér.

Effective primary and secondary prevention tools exist for cervical cancer in the form of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and cervical screening. In order to maximize the impact of prevention strategies in Sweden and European countries, Miriam's thesis sought to investigate the long-term effectiveness of different screening strategies and the long-term risk associated with HPV infections, the organization and quality of existing screening programs, and the effectiveness of alternative vaccination strategies.

Time and place: 09:00 am, 15 June 2015 in the lecture hall Petrén, Nobels väg 12B, Solna Campus.