Lars Holmberg

Lars Holmberg

Professor, Professor Emeritus

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    Research interests

    Professor Holmberg's research group is currently working on clinical aspects of breast cancer (e.g. long term outcome after new ipsi- or contralateral breast events), on aetiology of prostate cancer with special emphasis on the role of the metabolic syndrome and on translational research in lung cancer (e.g. the characteristics of long term survivors of lung cancer). The group works closely with Thames Cancer Registry on national and international comparisons of cancer survival. Virtually all the studies are undertaken in a network with Scandinavian and American researchers. The research group also has a strong interest in cancer screening, and in developing new concepts of survival analyses that better accommodate the role of competing risks in an ageing population burdened with cancer. There are plans to further develop programs to aid clinical decision-making related to tumour markers.

    Research interests (short)

    Breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, translational research (molecular epidemiology), cancer screening, decision theory, validate tumour markers, survival analysis, quality of care.

    Biographical details


    Director of the Regional Cancer Centre Uppsala/Örebro Region, Uppsala, Sweden

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy, Aspects of early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, Uppsala University

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1988

    Doctor of Medicine, University of Gothenburg

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1974

    Bachelor of Medicine, University of Gothenburg

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1970


    • RZ Other systems of medicine
    • Clinical Cancer Epidemiology
    • Breast cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Cancer Survival


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