Published: 16-03-2016 17:14 | Updated: 01-03-2019 11:10

Dissertation April 8, 2016: Anna Johansson

On April 8, Anna Johansson will defend her thesis "Pregnancy and breast cancer: risk patterns, tumour characteristics and prognosis". Her opponent is Professor Giske Ursin from University of Oslo and her supervisors are Mats Lambe, Paul Dickman and Sven Cnattingius.

Pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is commonly defined as a breast cancer (BC) diagnosed during pregnancy or within one or two years after delivery. Although a rare event, there is evidence that women with PABC have a poorer prognosis compared to women with BC diagnosed not near a pregnancy (non-PABC). Anna Johansson's thesis aims to improve the understanding of underlying mechanisms and identify factors that may influence outcome, including the role of detection and tumour biology.

Time and location: 09:00, April 8 2016 in the Andreas Vesalius lecture hall, Berzelius väg 3, Campus Solna