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Tanja Stocks, Associate reseracher

Academic degree

BSc in Dietetics, Umeå University, Sweden, 2002

BSc in Sports Pedagogics, Umeå University, Sweden, 2002

PhD, Umeå University, Sweden, June 2009. title: Metabolic factors and cancer risk; prospective studies on prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and cancer overall.

Previous academic positions

Postdoc. Umeå university, Dept of Surgical and Perioperative Sceinces, Urology and Andrology. Topic: Metabolic risk factors and cancer risk. July 2009 - Jan 2014

Postdoc. Institute of Preventive Medicine, Frederiksberg, Denmark. Topic: Gene-diet interatcitons in obesity. Sept 2010 - April 2013

Postdoc. Amsterdam Free University, Institute of Health Sceinces, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Topic: Chi8ldhood growth and subsequent obesity. Oct 2009 - July 2010

Research interests

Cancer epidemiology, in particular metabolic and genetic risk factors in relation to risk and prognosis of cancer. Daibetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases; their determinants and their associations with risk of cancer.

Ongoing projects

Metabolic traits and risk for various cancers in teh Metabolic Syndrome and Cancer project (Me-Can) (PI) Me-Can

Mendelian randomization studies of lipids and cancer risk in the Malmö Diet and Cancer Study

Metabolic traits and postate cancer prognosis: pooled studies using five Swedish cohorts


Tanja Stocks
Tanja Stocks
E-mail: tanja.stocks [at]

Assistant researcher

Diabetes and cardiovascular disease - genetic epidemiolgy

+46 40 39 13 24

+46 72 283 58 15

CRC 60-13-026


Lund University Diabetes Centre, CRC, SUS Malmö, Entrance 72, House 91:12. SE-205 02 Malmö. Telephone: +46 40 39 10 00