|Position:||Senior researcher, PhD|
|Phone:||+47 22781083/ 23075444/ 928 47 480|
Safora Johansen completed her doctorate in radiation oncology and late side effects in breast cancer patients in 2010 at the University of Oslo. As a post doctorate, she continued her research in the same area at the institute for cancer research, Oslo University hospital, Radiumhospitalet. She has participated in implementation of new and advanced radiotherapy techniques, and has studied the effect of these advanced techniques on late side effects development in cancer patients receiving radiotherapy as a part of their treatment. Another research area for Safora Johansen has been about estimating the risk for radiation induced secondary cancer in cancer patients as a result of radiotherapy by employing bio mathematical models. She is now working as a senior researcher at the Oslo University hospital.
She has censorship cooperation with university of Bergen at the faculty of community medicine, college of Bergen and college of Oslo and Akershus at the health department.
Recent interest includes testing the effect of internet support programs for cancer patients and their caregiver.
Projects and grants
- Dose distribution in the heart and cardiac chambers following 4-field radiation therapy of breast cancer- a retrospective study
- Arm and shoulder morbidity following radiotherapy of breast cancer
- Improving symptom management for cancer patients and their caregivers through internet support- A randomized clinical trial
Coronary calcium score in 12-year breast cancer survivors after adjuvant radiotherapy with low to moderate heart exposure - Relationship to cardiac radiation dose and cardiovascular risk factors
Radiother Oncol, 114 (3), 328-34
Arm and shoulder morbidity following surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer
Acta Oncol, 53 (4), 521-9
Long-term cardiac mortality after hypofractionated radiation therapy in breast cancer
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 87 (2), 337-43
Dose evaluation and risk estimation for secondary cancer in contralateral breast and a study of correlation between thorax shape and dose to organs at risk following tangentially breast irradiation during deep inspiration breath-hold and free breathing
Acta Oncol, 50 (4), 563-8
Predicted risk of radiation-induced cancers after involved field and involved node radiotherapy with or without intensity modulation for early-stage hodgkin lymphoma in female patients
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 81 (2), 490-7
A planning comparison of dose patterns in organs at risk and predicted risk for radiation induced malignancy in the contralateral breast following radiation therapy of primary breast using conventional, IMRT and volumetric modulated arc treatment techniques
Acta Oncol, 48 (4), 495-503