Kejia Hu

Kejia Hu

About me

I was trained to be a clinician during my undergraduate education, after which I switched my focus to medical research. In 2015 I became a graduate student working on epidemiological studies on cancer. Since September 2018, I work as a PhD student in Karolinska Institutet.

Research description

My research field is epidemiological studies on cancer, especially breast cancer, with a specific focus on the sociopsychological aspect. I am interested in the bi-directional link between psychological stress and cancer risk/prognosis, with an effort to integrate population, pharmacological, genetic data, and also the biological mechanisms.

Selected publications:

Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and depression, anxiety, and stress-related disorders following a cancer diagnosis: a nationwide register-based cohort study Hu K, Sjölander A, Lu D, Walker AK, Sloan EK, Fall K, Valdimarsdóttir U, Hall P, Smedby KE, Fang F. BMC medicine 2020 18;1 238.

Sense of coherence and risk of breast cancerHu K, Eriksson M, Wengström Y, Czene K, Hall P, Fang F. eLife 2020 9.

Public health insurance and cancer-specific mortality risk among patients with breast cancer: A prospective cohort study in China. Xie YX, Valdimarsdottir UA, Wang CS, Zhong XR, Gou QH, Zheng H, Deng L, He P, Hu KJ, Fall K, Fang F, Tamimi RM, Luo T, Lu DH. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER 2021 148;1 28-37.

Predicting Invasive Disease-Free Survival for Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients Using Follow-Up Clinical Data. Fu B, Liu P, Lin J, Deng L, Hu K, Zheng H. IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering 2018.

Circulating vitamin D and overall survival in breast cancer patients: a dose-response meta-analysis of cohort studiesHu K, Callen DF, Li J, Zheng H. Integrative cancer therapies 2018 17;2 217-225.

OFS plus AI or SERM vs. SERM alone in premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer: a prospective cohort study using the real-world databaseHu K, He P, Peng Q, Zhong X, Deng L, Xie Y, Li J, Xu H, Lu D, Zheng H. Breast cancer (Tokyo, Japan) 2019 26;3 339-348


2015, MD, Central South University

2018, Msc., Sichuan University

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