Published: 2021-11-23 17:04 | Updated: 2021-11-23 17:04

Per Hall praised for his research on breast cancer prevention

Per Hall.
Per Hall is awarded a prize for his research on breast cancer prevention. Photo: Bosse Johansson/Getty Images

The Breast Cancer Association's award 2021 goes to chief physician and KI professor Per Hall. He is recognized for his broad research on how breast cancer can be prevented and detected early with refined and individual methods.

The Breast Cancer Association's award 2021 goes to chief physician and KI professor Per Hall. He is recognized for his broad research on how breast cancer can be prevented and detected early with refined and individual methods.

He is receiving the award for "his long-standing clinical work which underpins his dedicated efforts in patient-centred research – all the time with a focus on preventing breast cancer and thus reducing the mortality rate of the disease."

“Many of the risk factors for breast cancer are now known. More lives could be saved if women received treatment even before the disease had developed. In Sweden, there are conditions for early detection and treatment, yet the number of women dying from the disease does not decrease. Mammograms every two years are not enough for all women,” says Per Hall in the press release from the Swedish Breast Cancer Society.

Per is Professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet and Chief Physician at Södersjukhuset. He is the research leader for the much-publicized The Karma Project, whose goal is to reduce the incidence of breast cancer, find more effective treatments and thus give thousands of women the opportunity to avoid and survive breast cancer.