Department of Cancer Genetics

 

Department head: Professor Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale
Department deputy head (adm): Gry Aarum Geitvik
Department secretary: Mona Hagen

Vision: Towards personalized therapy for cancer; integrated molecular and epidemiological studies to reduce risk, achieve early diagnosis, improve prognosis, and tailor the treatment for breast, lung, pancreatic and ovarian cancer.

 
 

PhD position available

 
We have one PhD position available with Elin Kure:
Research Fellow (PhD) in "Exosomes in human cancer and brown bears - a bioinformatical approach".
 
 

The department’s overall research goals are:

 

Our goal is to follow the linear time course of predisposition, initiation, early stages and advanced disease and to dissect the molecular mechanisms triggered at each stage and to follow the multidimentional interactions at various levels in a systems biology approach to be able to better do risk estimation, prognostication and prediction.

To reach these goals we have divided our research into 7 activities:

  1. Gene environment interaction in cancer risk
  2. Tumor initiation and early diagnosis
  3. Tumor progression and metastasis
  4. Prediction of treatment response and targeted therapy
  5. Integrated approaches
  6. Functional validation
  7. Biostatistical challenges and approaches
 
 

Research groups

 

Anne-Lise
Børresen-Dale
Åslaug HellandVessela N.
Kristensen
Therese Sørlie

 
 

Lab technology group

 

Lab technology group, headed by Gry Aarum Geitvik

Goals:

  • Using the best methods available to answer the scientific questions asked
  • Generate and maintain the biobank and data bases
  • Generate laboratory results of excellent quality
  • Highly educated and competent personnel that is up to date with recent innovations in laboratory methodology/technology
Gry Aarum Geitvik Visit homepage
 
 
 

Contact information:

Department of Cancer Genetics, Institute for Cancer Research
The Norwegian Radium Hospital, N-0310 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 2278 1374, Fax: +47 2278 1395, Switchboard: +47 915 02770

 

 
 
 

2011 - 2016

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