We are a Finnish research group based in Tampere, Finland. Our main focus is on the etiology of childhood leukemia. We are relying on epidemiological methods and study designs in our research projects. Currently there are two doctoral students (Jad and Hanna) working on their theses in our group. Atte Nikkilä defended his thesis in 2019 and continues to as a post-doctoral fellow.

The core of our dataset is formed by all Finnish childhood leukemia cases (N=1093) between 1990 and 2011 and thrice as many controls.

Main collaborators:
University of Tampere
Tampere Center for Child Health Research
Childhood Leukemia International Consortium
Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
Finnish Cancer Registry

Väre Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research
Foundation for Pediatric Research
Pirkanmaa Regional Fund