Department of Molecular Oncology


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

Research groups:

GeneticsGenome BiologyEpigenetics

Ragnhild A. LotheRolf I. SkotheimGuro E. Lind

Project group:

Cell signalling

Edward Leithe


Centre for Cancer Biomedicine    

Centre for Cancer Biomedicine

A Norwegian Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway.


The K.G. Jebsen Colorectal Cancer Research Centre is led by Ragnhild Lothe, and Rolf Skotheim is a PI.



  Norwegian Cancer Genomics Consortium


Latest News


Novel DNA methylation biomarkers provide accurate detection of bile duct cancer

Kim Andresen, first author
Kim Andresen, first author

The Department of Molecular Oncology in collaboration with the Norwegian PSC Research Center at Oslo University Hospital (OUH), Rikshospitalet, recently published a paper in Hepatology, where a high-performance epigenetic biomarker panel suitable for identifying patients with bile duct cancer was described.


Rolf Skotheim interview in Apollon:

Supercomputing reveals the genetic code of cancer

Rolf I. Skotheim (photo Yngve Vogt)
Rolf I. Skotheim (photo Yngve Vogt)

Cancer researchers are now using one of the world's fastest computers to detect which parts of the genetic code may cause bowel and prostate cancer.


Contact information

Department of Molecular Oncology, 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