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Peeter Karihtala

Research Director


HUS Comprehensive Cancer Center


Doctor of Medicine 2006, Specialist in Oncology and Radiotherapy 2012, Associate professor (Docent) in Experimental Oncology 2013, Special Competence in Medical Education 2017.

Research: Breast cancer and treatment of breast cancer, translational and epidemiological cancer studies. Published more than 100 scientific articles in international publications with a wide range of discussions on cancers. So far, supervision of eight doctoral dissertations.


Cancers, treatment of breast cancer, cancer research.

English, Finnish
Positions of responsibility

Member of the Board of the Finnish Breast Cancer Group, Member of the Board of the Foundation for the Finnish Cancer Institute, editorial board of several international scientific publications, active member and also Finland’s liaison with the European Society for Medical Oncology ESMO.