Research at Oslo University Hospital


Oslo University Hospital is a merger of three former university hospitals in Oslo. Biomedical research is one of the hospital's core activities. Research at the hospital is closely interlinked with research undertaken at the University of Oslo. More than 50% of all biomedical research in Norway is published by researchers affiliated with the hospital. Research undertaken cover both basic rsearch, translational research, and clinical research.

Oslo University Hospital has a central role in developing and supporting biomedical research within the South-Eastern Regional Health Authority. The hospital also pursues international research collaborations.


Latest news

The Losby conference on personalized cancer treatment


The conference was organised March 11-12th by the National Priority Area of Cancer Research, a perennial initiative led by the Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital. The chair for the conference was professor Ragnhild A. Lothe from the Department of Molecular Oncology, the Norwegian Radium Hospital, OUH, together with professor Per Eystein Lønning at Haukeland University Hospital.

The conference was organized for the second consecutive year and aims to make the path shorter from research to clinic. Young oncologists were especially invited to the conference this year. Presentation videos are now available (see More).


Heidi Lyng appointed "Innovator of the Month" by "Helse Sør-Øst" for March 2015

The Lyng innovation team
The Lyng innovation team

The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst) aims to profile ongoing innovation projects in the region by calling special attention to an "Innovator of the Month". For the month of March 2015, this honor went to Heidi Lyng, leader of the Clinical Radiation Biology group at Department of Radiation Biology, the Norwegian Radium Hospital, OUH.
Lyng’s group works to find biomarkers that can identify patients at risk of failure after radiotherapy and be possible targets for therapeutic intervention in a combined chemoradiation regime.


Journalists from Aftenposten following sarcoma team for 9 months:

Sarcoma research presented in feature article in A-magasinet

Parts of the sarcoma team
Parts of the sarcoma team

Journalists from Norway's largest newspaper Aftenposten has followed a team of sarcoma researchers at the Norwegian Radium Hospital, OUH, closely for several months. This team, which is led by Ola Myklebost from the Department of Tumor Biology, is working on a unique and ambitious project: map the genes in the tumours from all Norwegian sarcoma patients and compare the results with other cancer forms in order to spot similarities and thereby be able to find more efficient treatments that may help sarcoma patients as well as patients with other rare types for cancer.
The article has recently been published as the main feature story in the weekly magazine "A-magasinet", running over 9 pages and entitled "The pursuit of a cancer cure" ("Jakten på en kreftkur").


Excellent OUS research presented by the Norwegian Cancer Society:

New method for treatment of lung cancer

Åslaug Helland
Åslaug Helland

In the research section of the Norwegian Cancer Society (NCS) successful scientists that are supported by the NSC are presented regularly, written in a popular scientific language (in Norwegian). They have recently published an article Åslaug Helland's work on a new and promising method that gives hope for a better treatment of lung cancer.
Åslaug Helland leads the project group "Translational studies with a special focus on lung cancer" at the Department of Oncology at the Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital.



Thursday the 26th of March at 14:15 hrs:

CCB Minisymposium on Centrosome and Cilia Biology


Centre for Cancer Biomedicine (CCB) welcomes you to a Welcome to our CCB minisymposium on Centrosome and Cilia Biology scheduled for Thursday 26th of March.
Speakers: Prof. Tim Stearns, Stanford University, and Prof. Rachel Giles, University Medical Center Utrecht
Time and place: March 26, 2015 02:15 PM - 04:15 PM, Auditorium, New research building, the Norwegian Radium Hospital


OUS research blog by Ole M. Sejersted:

Why research at hospitals should be encouraged

Ole M. Sejersted
Ole M. Sejersted

In a recent OUS research blog article (in Norwegian) Ole M. Sejerstad gives reasons why hospitals should do research and why it is important that the research performed at hospitals is closely integrated with clinical activities and with the university.

Sejersted is professor at the University of Oslo (UIO) and head of the Institute for Experimental Medical Research, OUS and UiO.