Institute for Cancer Research

Kjetil Taskén
Instiute head

Institute for Cancer Research has since its foundation in 1954 played a central role within the field of cancer research both in Norway and internationally. The Institute has seven research departments and more than 320 employees, master students included. About 70% of the employees and projects are externally funded. Read more

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Oslo University Hospital has awarded 6 excellent articles for the second half-year of 2018

Award winners during the ceremony

In order to stimulate excellent research and draw attention to the hospital's research activity, Oslo University Hospital reward outstanding publications every half-year.

Six research groups were awarded for their excellent papers published during the second half-year of 2018 on June 7th in the large auditorium at Ullevål sykehus. Each group received NOK 50.000 for use in further research. The prize winners gave short presentations.

The six selected articles are of especially high quality, and they present important finding on both-short and long-term scales. The works reflect the good quality and the interdisciplinarity that characterises several research environments at Oslo University Hospital. The research is a fundamental condition for the institution to maintain and strenghten the quality in the patient treatment.

Johanna Olweus elected member of the executive board of CIMT

The past president, Christoph Huber, and the new president, Özlem Tureci, together with newly elected member of the Executive Board, Johanna Olweus

Johanna Olweus, Head of Dept of Cancer Immunology at the Institute for Cancer Research, OUS Radiumhospitalet, and Professor at the University of Oslo, was May 21 elected member of the executive board of CIMT during the CIMT 2019 conference for 900 participants in Mainz, Germany.
CIMT is the largest and most influential organization for Cancer Immunotherapy in Europe, and has had major global impact in the field. The board contains of a handful of world-renowned immunologists. 

Tor Erik Rusten's research presented:Autophagy - Hope or Threat to Cancer Patients?

Tor Erik Rusten (photo: Berit Langaard, OUS)

Tor Erik Rusten is heading the Tumor-Host Biology research group at the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at the Institute for Cancer Research. His research on autophagy has recently (May 23rd) been presented in a feature article in popular science form, published on the Oslo University Hospital home page (in Norwegian), entitled "Autophagy - Hope or Threat to Cancer Patients?".

Radforsk to invest NOK 4.5 million in cancer research

Anette Weyergang

Radforsk is an evergreen investor focusing on companies that develop cancer treatment. Since its start-up in 1986, Radforsk has ploughed NOK 200 million of its profit back into cancer research at Oslo University Hospital. This year, four researchers will be awarded a total of NOK 4.5 million. One of them is Anette Weyergang, who will receive NOK 3.75 million over a three-year period.

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