Department of Cancer Prevention


Department head: Ragnhild A. Lothe, Professor
Department administrative consultants: Mona Hagen and Linda Uv Mjøen
Lab manager: Guro E. Lind

Research groups:

Molecular Genetics    Genome Biology    Epigenetics



Ragnhild A. Lothe    Rolf I. Skotheim    Guro E. Lind

Project group:

Cell signaling

Edward Leithe


Centre for Cancer Biomedicine

The Department for Cancer Prevention is a member of Centre for Cancer Biomedicine, a Norwegian Centre of Excellence affiliated with the University of Oslo.


K.G. Jebsen Colorectal Cancer Research Centre

Ragnhild A. Lothe is the leader of the K.G. Jebsen Colorectal Cancer Research Centre which will be inaugurated on August the 28th 2014.



Norwegian Cancer Genomics Consortium

Lothe and Skotheim, together with researchers and clinicians from all Norwegian health regions, are partners in the Norwegian Cancer Genomics Consortium.


Latest News


Eight students at Department of Cancer Prevention awarded academic degrees spring 2014

Institute for Cancer Research is strongly involved in education and training of students at the Masters and PhD levels. Recently, four students at the Department of Cancer Prevention were awarded MSc degrees from the Institute for Molecular Biosciences, University of Oslo, and four PhD students from the same department defended their PhD theses this spring at the Faculties of Medicine & Mathematics and Natural Sciences, U of Oslo. Finally, an interfacultary advanced cancer biology course was carried out this spring (see below).


Department of Cancer Prevention held a public cancer research event for the Røst community


Professors Ragnhild A. Lothe, Guro E. Lind and Rolf Skotheim recently arranged a popular science event for the inhabitants of Røst with support from the mayor of Røst, Tor Andreassen, and the district medical officer, Kjell Arne Helgebostad.




Contact information

Department of Cancer Prevention, Institute for Cancer Research
Oslo University Hospital HE - Norwegian Radium Hospital
Mail address: P. O. Box 4953 Nydalen, NO-0424 Oslo, Norway
Street address: Norwegian Radium Hospital, Montebello
Phone: +47 2278 1728, Switchboard: +47 2293 4000, Fax: +47 2278 1745