Since the first clinical internship of my medical education, I have had an interest in surgery. Both the technical and treatment related aspects of the surgical specialties are exciting to me, but particularly the surgical pathophysiology has caught my interest. Ever since my employment in CSS in February 2019, I have had the opportunity to work with this particular field and learn more about the surgical stress response as well as expand on the topic of colorectal cancer.

2017 – : Master of medicine, University of Copenhagen

2014 – 2017: Bachelor of medicine, University of Copenhagen

Introduction to GCP Site Staff

Statistikkursus i R, PUFF

Research Retreat with Center for Surgical Science, including the courses:

  • How does one revise someone else’s article?
  • Introduction to visual and video abstracts
  • How to make the perfect presentation
  • OHDSI and OMOP
  • Patient level prediction – machine learning: The Odysseus year-long journey with Denmark
  • Personalized oncological surgery

My primary research focus is the surgical stress response in patients with cancer. Among other things, I am looking into how we can measure and how we can try to modulate and potentially improve patients’ prognosis by using immunomodulating drugs, analgesic interventions and minimally invasive surgery.

Cancers 2020, 12(1), 76; doi.org/10.3390/cancers12010076

Visual Abstract

European Journal of Cancer, March 2020

  • Emma R. Hölmich, Rune P. Hasselager, Michael T. Madsen, Adile Orhan, Ismail Gögenur. Long-term outcomes after use of perioperative glucocorticoids in patients undergoing cancer surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.​​ Danish Surgical Society Annual Meeting; 2019 Oct 30 – Nov 1; Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Adile Orhan, Rasmus P. Vogelsang, Malene B. Andersen, Michael T. Madsen, Emma R. Hölmich, Hans Raskov, Ismail Gögenur. The prognostic value of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in pancreatic cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress; 2019 Dec 1-14; Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Long-term outcomes after use of perioperative glucocorticoids in patients undergoing cancer surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Research Day, Region Zealand; 2019 Sep 18; Nykøbing Falster, Denmark. 
  • Long-term outcomes after use of perioperative glucocorticoids in patients undergoing cancer surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Danish Surgical Society Annual Meeting; 2019 Oct 30 – Nov 1; Copenhagen, Denmark.

Research keywords

#Surgical stress response #Surgical oncology #Colorectal cancer #Glucocorticoids #Dexamethasone #Heart Rate Variability #Peripheral nerve blockade #Minimally invasive surgery
LAST UPDATE: APR 2020