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    

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 Research Centre for Colorectal Cancer which was inaugurated on the 28th of August 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


Oslo University Hospital awarding excellent research

From left: Leithe, Sollid and Emblem (photo Ram Gupta)
From left: Leithe, Sollid and Emblem (photo Ram Gupta)

Three scientists recently received awards for their outstandig work at a ceremony taking place at Oslo University Hospital. This is the second year such prizes have been distributed in order to honour excellent scientific work.
The major prize - the "Excellent Researcher Award" - went to professor Ludvig M. Sollid. Edvard Leithe and Kyrre Eeg Emblem both received the "Early Career Award".
The prize money - 300.000 and 150.000 NOK respectively - is earmarked for research activities.


Official opening of the KG Jebsen Colorectal Cancer Research Centre


The K.G. Jebsen Colorectal Cancer Research Centre was officially opened on the 28th of August by the chair of the Jebsen Foundation’s board of directors, Hans Peter Jebsen. Prof. Ragnhild  A. Lothe will lead the Centre together with the interdisciplinary PI team consisting of Prof. Michael Bretthauer (gastroenterologist), Prof. Arild Nesbakken (surgeon), Prof. Kjell Tveit (oncologist) and ass. Prof. Rolf I. Skotheim (bioinformatician).


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