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Annika Lindblom, PhD

Editorial Board Member

"Dr. Annika Lindblom is a Professor/senior physician for Cancer Genetics at Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (MMK), K1, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Sweden.

Dr. Lindblom is known for her research area comprised of Familial breast cancer and colon cancer where relatives have a very high risk for the disease represent about 10% of all cases. A group of 15-25% of all cases comes from families with an intermediate risk. The remaining cases are caused by genetic variants in combination with environmental factors. In high-risk families preventive programmes with regular surveillance or even prophylactic surgery is offered to subjects at risk. Individuals with a lower increased risk are offered various preventive programmes tailored to the individual risk."