Hanne Stensheim

Postdoc

Research areas/interests:
Hanne Stensheim is doing research on pregnancy-associated cancer and leading the post doc project called “Cancer and pregnancy, what do we know and what do we think we know”.  The scientific title of the project is «A registry-based study of cancer and reproduction —fertility after cancer, outcomes in the offspring, and survival of pregnancy-associated cancer”.

The study aims to assess maternal health during pregnancies and deliveries after cancer, the prognosis for women being diagnosed with breast cancer during or shortly after a pregnancy, and if women with breast cancer and a history of pre-eclampsia have better prognosis than women without pre-eclampsia in the past.

Hanne Stensheim is member of International Network on Cancer, Infertility and Pregnancy, INCIP, an international group aiming to update the knowledge about pregnancy-associated cancer. She has also participated in national and international groups developing guidelines for fertility preservation during cancer treatment and handling and treatment of pregnant cancer patients.

 

Background:
Hanne Stensheim studied medicine at the University of Umeå, Sweden. She has worked at Oncology department at Oslo University Hospital for several years. As a clinician, she is interested in palliative medicine and cancer in association to fertility and pregnancy.

Her PhD from the University in Oslo was entitled «A registry-based study of cancer and reproduction —fertility after cancer, outcomes in the offspring, and survival of pregnancy-associated cancer” (2014).

 

Ongoing projects:

Cancer and pregnancy

«A registry-based study of cancer and reproduction —fertility after cancer, outcomes in the offspring, and survival of pregnancy-associated cancer”.

 

Selected publications:

Diseases of the Breast during Pregnancy and Lactation (book chapter) «Epidemiology of Pregnancy Associated Breast Cancer» Springer 2020,  Johansson A.L.V, Stensheim H

Epidemiology (book chapter) Textbook of Cancer in Pregnancy, ESGO 2017, Stensheim H, Johansson A 

Ivaretakelse av pårørende (bokkapitel) Palliasjon – nordisk lærebok, 3. utg. Red. Stein Kaasa og Jon Håvard Loge, Gyldendal, Oslo 2016, Hanne Stensheim, Marianne J. Hjermstad og Jon Håvard Loge

Breast Cancer Diagnosed During Pregnancy: Adapting Recent Advances in Breast Cancer Care for Pregnant Patients. Loibl S, Schmidt A, Gentilini O, Kaufman B, Kuhl C, Denkert C, von Minckwitz G, Parokonnaya A, Stensheim H, Thomssen C, van Calsteren K, Poortmans P, Berveiller P, Markert UR, Amant F. JAMA Oncol. 2015

Cause-specific survival for women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy or lactation: a registry-based cohort study. Stensheim H, Møller B, van Dijk T, Fosså SD. J Clin Oncol. 2009

INCIP https://www.esgo.org/network/incip/

Pubmed

 

Collaborators:

Leif Åge Strand, Institutt for Militærmedisinsk Epidemiologi, Forsvarets Sanitet, Sessvollmoen, Norge

Anna Johansson, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB), Karolinska Institutet, Sverige

Lene Mellemkjær, Kræftens Bekæmpelses Forskningscenter,  Danmark