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Brain tumors and especially gliomas are tumors that are not easily cured, and the most malignant form glioblastoma have very poor survival.

The etiology of brain tumors is not well defined, ionizing radiation, an inverse association with asthma and allergies and genetic factors are the establish causes. These factors only explain a low number of the cases.

Our group tries to understand the underlying causes of glioma, by using several different study design of molecular epidemiology for example registry studies, genome wide association studies, sequencing and metabolomics.

Our overall aim is to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying pattern for the glioma architecture subtypes.

Some clinical PhD students have projects with similar methodologies in other cancer sites such as lymphoma and colorectal cancer, due to their primary clinical interest.

We use both cohort and collected case series from several different studies, such as (U-CAN   and  Northern Sweden Health and disease study

Head of project

Staff photo Beatrice Melin Beatrice Melin Professor/chief physician
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2019
PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science 2019, Vol. 14, (3)
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2019
International Journal of Cancer, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 145, (1) : 122-131
Solans, Marta; Benavente, Yolanda; Saez, Marc; et al.
2019
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH 2019, Vol. 28, (3) : 555-562
Amirian, E. Susan; Ostrom, Quinn T.; Armstrong, Georgina N.; et al.
2019
Environment International, Vol. 126 : 24-36
Georgiadis, Panagiotis; Gavriil, Marios; Rantakokko, Panu; et al.
2019
Leukemia, Nature Publishing Group 2019, Vol. 33, (7) : 1817-1821
Thomsen, Hauke; Chattopadhyay, Subhayan; Weinhold, Niels; et al.
2018
International Journal of Cancer, WILEY 2018, Vol. 143, (10) : 2359-2366
Ostrom, Quinn T.; Kinnersley, Ben; Armstrong, Georgina; et al.
2018
Acta Oncologica, Taylor & Francis 2018, Vol. 57, (12) : 1622-1630
Sjöström, Olle; Silander, Gustav; Syk, Ingvar; et al.