Friday 14 January, 2022

Dr. Caroline Weibull Joins War On Cancer as Lead Scientist

War On Cancer, a leading health-tech startup aimed at radically improving the wellbeing of those impacted by cancer, has recently announced the appointment of Dr. Caroline Weibull as lead scientist. 

Dr. Caroline Weibull (MSc, PhD) has a background in mathematical statistics and has been working as a biostatistician at Karolinska Institutet in the field of register-based cancer epidemiology for the last 12 years. In 2018 she defended her PhD thesis, entitled “Survivorship in Hodgkin lymphoma: Childbearing and treatment-related disease”. 

In her academic work, Caroline’s primary research focus is on cancer patient survival, with a particular emphasis on survivorship after lymphoma and statistical methods in relative survival and multistate modelling. She has a wide range of research collaborations; nationally but also within the Nordic countries, in particular with the Nordic Lymphoma Group, and beyond such as with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA. Caroline  has presented her research at more than 20 international scientific conferences, including as an invited speaker. Additionally, she has taught a variety of courses in the fields of epidemiology and biostatistics on both a national and international level. 

“I’m excited to join the Research & Development team at War On Cancer and hope to contribute with research findings that can directly benefit not only our members, but all cancer patients, or really anyone affected by cancer”, commented Caroline on her appointment.

Sebastian Hermelin, CEO of War On Cancer, said “We are very excited to be joined by Caroline who has extensive experience in the field of real world evidence. With a growing interest from the life-science sector to really understand patients’ needs and wants in order to provide even better care, it is critical to expand the War On Cancer team with competence in this field to bridge the gap between the life science sector and the patient community”.

About War On Cancer

Established in 2017, War On Cancer is a Swedish-founded healthtech company aimed at radically improving the lives of those impacted by cancer. The app is one of the world’s largest social cancer apps, enabling its members to connect with others impacted by cancer, share their stories, and provide a support system. The app also amplifies the patient voice in cancer research through in-app studies, making it easy for members to contribute their insights and improve the future of cancer care. The app is currently available in over 20 countries with offices in Stockholm and London. Download the app today

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