Alina C. Porojnicu



Date of birth: 02.01.1975
Place of birth: Timis, Romania

Post Doc at The Department of Radiation Biology, Norwegian Radium Hospital (stipend financed by The Norwegian Cancer Association for the period 2008-2010).

UNIVERSITY OF OSLO, FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND NORWEGIAN RADIUM HOSPITAL, PhD THESIS (2004–2008): “Seasonal variations of cancer prognosis and of vitamin D status – A relationship?”, supervisors Prof., PhD Johan Moan and MD, Prof., PhD Øyvind Bruland.

CAROL DAVILA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY, Department of Biophysics, Bucharest, Romania. Master of science (2002-2003) THESIS: “He-Ne laser irradiation effects on some physical properties of human platelets membrane”, supervisor Prof. Eugenia Kovacs.

CAROL DAVILA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY Bucharest, Romania. Bachelor (1994 – 2000). THESIS: “Forensic aspects of the lethal intoxication in child”, supervisor MD Prof. Viorel Panaitescu.

THEORETICAL HIGH SCHOOL IENACHITA VACARESCU Targoviste, Romania. Baccalaureate (1989 -1993).

INTERN DOCTOR at Coltea University Hospital, Bucharest, Romania January 2001 - December 2001.


INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOLS on biophotonics Sweden (2003) and biophysical methods in medicine and in biology Romania (2001, 2003, 2007).

- Romanian - native
- English – fluent
- Norwegian - fluent

INTERESTS: jogging, music, dancing, Egypt

Member of the Romanian Medical Society (since 2000)
Member of the Romanian Society of Pure and Applied Biophysics (since 2003)
Treasurer of the Biophysical International School, October 7 – 12, 2003, Timis, Romania
Member of the European Society for Photobiology (since 2005)
Member of the Civitan Charity Organization (since 2008)


1. J.Moan, A.C.Porojnicu, T. Eid Robsahm, A.Dahlback, A.Juzeniene, S.Tretli and W.Grant (2005) Solar radiation, vitamin D and survival rate of colon cancer in Norway. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B:Biol. 78(3), 189-193.
2. M.K.Off, A.Engeset Steindal, A.C.Porojnicu, A.Juzeniene, A.Vorobey, A.Johnsson and J.Moan (2005) Ultraviolet photodegradation of folic acid. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B:Biol. 80(1), 47-55.
3. A.C.Porojnicu, T.E.Robsahm, A.H.Ree and J.Moan (2005) Season of diagnosis is a prognostic factor in Hodgkin lymphoma. A possible role of sun-induced vitamin D. Br. J. Cancer 93(5) 571-574.
4. Moan J, Lagunova Z, Porojnicu AC. (2006) Vitamin D: photobiology and relevance for cancer. Sunlight, Vitamin D & Health; 33-40.
5. J.Moan and A.C.Porojnicu (2006) D-vitaminets fotobiologi – ny aktualitet [The photobiology of vitamin D – a topic of renewed focus]. Tidsskr. Nor. Lægeforen. 126(8), 1048-1052. Comment: J.Austad and C.Lützow-Holm (2006) Vitamin D, soling og solarier [Vitamin D, sunbathing and solaria]. Tidsskr. Nor. Lægeforen. 126(12), 1625. Authors’ response: J.Moan, A.C.Porojnicu and Z.Lagunova (2006) Tidsskr. Nor. Lægeforen. 126(12), 1625.
6. J.Moan, Z.Lagunova and A.C.Porojnicu (2006) Helseeffekter av sol og solarier [Health effects of sun and solariums]. Tidsskr. Nor. Lægeforen 126(15), 1945-1946. Authors’ response: C.Lützow-Holm and J.Austad (2006) Tidsskr. Nor. Lægeforen 126(15), 1946.
7. A.H.Steindal, A.C.Porojnicu and J.Moan (2007) Is the seasonal variation in cancer prognosis caused by sun-induced folate degradation? Med. Hypotheses 69(1), 182-185.
8. A.C.Porojnicu, Z.Lagunova, T.Eid Robsahm, J.P.Berg, A.Dahlback and J.Moan (2007) Changes in risk of death from breast cancer with season and latitude. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 102 (3), 323-328.
9. J.Moan, Z.Lagunova and A.Porojnicu (2006) D-vitaminets historie. Naturen 4, 162-168.
10. J.Moan, A.C.Porojnicu and A.Dahlback (2007) Epidemiology of cutaneous malignant melanoma. In: Skin cancer prevention. Ed. U.Ringborg, Y.Brandberg, E.W.Breitbart and R.Greinert. ISBN 0849398894. Informa Healthcare, NY, USA, p. 179-201.
11. A.C.Porojnicu, T.Eid Robsahm, A.Dahlback, J.P.Berg, D.Christiani, Ø.S.Bruland, J.Moan (2007) Seasonal and geographical variations in lung cancer prognosis in Norway. Does Vitamin D from the sun play a role? Lung Cancer 55(3), 263-270.
12. A.Porojnicu, T.E.Robsahm, J.P.Berg and J.Moan (2007) Season of diagnosis is a predictor of cancer survival. Sun-induced vitamin D may be involved: A possible role of sun-induced Vitamin D. J. Steroid. Biochem. Mol. Biol. 103(3-5), 675-8.
13. Z. Lagunova, A.C. Porojnicu, A. Dahlback, J.P. Berg, T.M. Beer and J. Moan (2007) Prostate cancer survival is dependent on season of diagnosis. Prostate 67(12), 1362-70.
14. J.Moan, A.Porojnicu, Z.Lagunova, J.P.Berg and A.Dahlback (2007) Colon cancer: Prognosis for different latitudes, age groups and seasons in Norway. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B 89, 148-155.
15. J.Moan, A.C.Porojnicu, A.Dahlback, and R.B.Setlow (2008) Addressing the health benefits and risks, involving vitamin D or skin cancer, of increased sun exposure PNAS. 105(2), 668 -673.
16. A.C.Porojnicu, A.Dahlback and J.Moan (2008) Sun exposure and cancer survival in Norway: changes in the risk of death with season of diagnosis and latitude. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 624, 43-54.
17. J.Moan, A.Dahlback and A.C.Porojnicu (2008) At what time should one go out in the sun? Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 624, 86-88.
18. J.Moan, A.C.Porojnicu and A.Dahlback (2008) Ultraviolet radiation and malignant melanoma. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 624, 104-116.
19. A.C.Porojnicu, O.S.Bruland, L.Aksnes, W.B.Grant and J.Moan (2008) Sun beds and cod liver oil as vitamin D sources. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B. 91, 125-131.
20. A.C.Porojnicu and J.Moan (2008) Cancer prognosis depends on season of diagnosis. In Solar Radiation and Human Health. (Edited by E.Bjertness), pp. 183-192. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, Norway.
21. J.Moan and A.C.Porojnicu (2008) Sun beds and sunscreens – friends or foes?. In Solar Radiation and Human Health. (Edited by E.Bjertness), pp. 239-261. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, Norway.


1. Season of diagnosis is a strong prognostic factor in cancer: A possible
role of sun-induced vitamin D3", presented at the 13th Vitamin D Workshop, April 8-12 2006, Victoria, British Colombia, Canada.
2. Cancer prognosis depends on season of diagnosis, talk given at The Symposium of The Royal Academy of Science, May 10-11 2007, Oslo, Norway.
3. Is the seasonal variation of cancer prognosis related to photosynthesis of vitamin D? talk given at the ESP Congress, September 1-6 2007, Bath, UK
4. Solar exposure-good and bed consequences, talk given at the Dermatology and Cosmetology Congress, November 21-23 2007, St Petersburg, Russia.
5. Solar radiation, vitamin D and cancer incidence and mortality in Norway, talk given at The Third International Symposium “Vitamin D analogs in cancer prevention and therapy”, 17-18 May 2008, Krefeld, Germany.
6. Sun and sun beds – advantages versus risk for health, talk given at the 13th ASP Meeting, 19-24th of June 2008, Burligame, USA.

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