Therese Sørlie's group:
Breast tumor initiation and progression
Our group is interested in breast tumor initiation and progression; from the cell of origin in which the first oncogenic events take place, the specific pathways and processes that are deregulated in the further progression of the tumors, to the specific events that are essential for the transition from in situ to invasive cancer. We use patient cohorts and animal models (transgenic and patient-derived xenograft - PDX) in our studies. We apply high-throughput genomic technologies, functional assays, lineage-tracing, in situ hybridization techniques and statistical and bioinformatics methods in our research.
Our aim is to identify the cellular origins of breast tumors and the mechanisms behind tumor initiation and further development into the heterogeneous molecular subtypes. Through an increased understanding of how tumors progress to more advances stages, improved strategies for early intervention and more precise treatment can be developed.
- Characterize the functional effect of breast cancer risk variants.
- Characterize subtype-specific progression pathways of pre-invasive lesions in the breast
- Define genetic and epigenetic regulatory events in breast cancer initiation and progression, using transgenic animal models
- Characterize genetic, phenotypic and functional heterogeneity in PDX models of breast cancer and the effect of treatment.
- Explore the tumorigenic potential of LGR5 expressing cells in the mammary gland
- Identify and test potential molecular progression markers in large patient cohorts, and model their interactions.
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Norwegian Research Council
Norwegian Cancer Society
South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority
Department of Cancer Genetics, Institute for Cancer Research, OUS Radiumhospitalet
Growth coordination during development
Mar 27, 2017
Jørgen Wesche appointed group leader for the Mesenchymal Cancer Biology Group at the Department of Tumor Biology
Mar 15, 2017
Prestigious research prize from the Norwegian Cancer Society to pioneer in autophagy research
Mar 7, 2017
Mar 6, 2017
The Impact of Gene Expression Patterns in Breast Cancer
Clin Chem, 62 (8), 1150-1
From autonomy to community; new perspectives on tumorigenicity and therapy resistance
Cancer Treat Rev, 41 (10), 809-13