Paul Dickman

Paul Dickman

Professor of Biostatistics

Karolinska Institutet


I am Professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, where I’ve been employed since March 1999. My primary research interests are developing and applying statistical methods for population-based studies of cancer patient survival, particularly the estimation and modeling of relative/net survival. I also have general interests in epidemiology, particularly cancer epidemiology. My MEB home page contains details of my research. I am head of the MEB Biostatistics group and a member of the board of Karolinska Institutet.

  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Survival analysis
  • PhD (Statistics), 1997

    University of Newcastle, Australia

  • B.Math (honours class 1), 1992

    University of Newcastle, Australia


I have taught courses in England and Italy each summer for over 15 years. I will not teach these courses during 2021, but hope to return in 2022.

I wrote a blog post comparing the courses at the Veneto summer school and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.


I have co-authored, with Enzo Coviello, Stata commands for estimating and modelling relative survival. Enzo is responsible for all of the nice code.

  • strs - estimating and modelling relative survival
  • stnet - estimating relative survival

Some Stata tutorials, most of which are about survival analysis

SAS code for estimating and modelling relative survival. I wrote this code in the 1990s and have since moved from SAS to Stata, so this code is not maintained.

Some SAS tips and tricks (primarily on data management)