Karolinska Institute


The Department of Oncology-Pathology conducts basic, translational, clinical research and teaching activities related to cancer

We aim to discover fundamental mechanisms in all aspects of cancer biology, find novel biomarkers and potent anti-cancer drugs for personalized cancer medicine. We maintain state-of art equipment for our scientists to share for a more sustainable and efficient work.


Aina Johnsson

Aina Johnsson

PhD student

My profession is social worker in healthcare. I did my doctorate in 2008 with the thesis “THE REHABILITATION PROCESS AFTER BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS”. After my dissertation, I mainly researched the physical, psychological and social consequences of a breast cancer diagnosis and its treatments.