Breast Cancer Surgery

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Unit profile

The research group is addressing choice of primary surgery in breast and axilla based on risk factors for nodal metastasis (LR) and local recurrence (ENM) and the rehabilitation process (MM/LR). The risk for nodal metastasis is less than 30% but all patients undergo a staging procedure. By studying patient- and tumor related factors in large population based cohorts we aim to define a clinically useful nomogram for risk of nodal metastasis. This will ultimately result in omission of unnecessary surgical staging. Risk factors for local recurrence by proteomic- and genomic analysis are identified in well-defined cohorts including tissue from primary tumors and local relapses. These risk factors can serve as a treatment decision tool for local therapy. The need for support and rehabilitation varies between individuals after breast cancer surgery.With the aim to optimize recovery we are evaluating the effect of an intervention where psychological distress is used as an indicator for individualized rehabilitation.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Surgery
  • Cancer and Oncology


  • Primär bröstcancerkirurgi (LR)
  • systematisk screening
  • rehabilitering
  • återhämtning
  • primär kirurgi
  • riskfaktorer för lokalrecidiv (ENM)
  • rehabiliteringsbehov (MM/LR)


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  • World Cancer Day 2020

    Susanne Dieroff Hay (Member of programme committee), Björn Ohlsson (Member of programme committee), Lisa Rydén (Member of programme committee), Mats Jerkeman (Member of programme committee), Karin Leandersson (Member of programme committee), Leena Liljedahl (Member of programme committee), Pia Berntsson (Member of programme committee), Kristian Pietras (Speaker), Lisa Ryden (Speaker), Björn ohlsson (Speaker), Mats Jerkeman (Speaker), Ulf Malmqvist (Speaker), Pia Dellson (Speaker) & Maria Bjerstam (Speaker)

    2020 Feb 4

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