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About me

Currently, I am a doctoral student in medical science (PhD), at the Centre for Translational Microbiome Research at Karolinska Institutet. I received my main clinical training in Finland, most of my academic training in Sweden and I have gained a broad knowledge and understanding of clinical epidemiology, and a passion for women’s health.

 

My goal is to better understand the effects of commonly prescribed drugs on the development of cancer among women. In specific, my research is focused on contemporary use of menopausal hormone therapy and antimicrobial drugs on the risk of particularly female reproductive tract cancers. Most of these studies are based on the large, nationwide and population based Chemoprevention of Cancer cohort.

 

Research description

My projects are based on the large, nationwide and population based Chemoprevention of Cancer cohort, linking data between the Swedish Prescribed Drug Registry, Patient Registry (in- and outpatient care), Swedish Cancer Registry, Causes of Death Registry and Population Registry. In specific, I am focused on the effect (including net effect) of commonly prescribed drugs on the risk of cancer in women. 

 

Selected publications 

[pubmed:28783542]. Simin, J., et al., Menopausal hormone therapy and cancer risk: An overestimated risk? Eur J Cancer, 2017. 84: p. 60-68.

Education

  • Master in Medical Science (MSc), Karolinska Institutet, 2016
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