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.

Cancer researchers must use one of the world's fastest computers to detect which versions of genes are only found in cancer cells. Every form of cancer, even every tumour, has its own distinct variants.

"This charting may help tailor the treatment to each patient," says Associate Professor Rolf Skotheim, who is affiliated with the Centre for Cancer Biomedicine and the Research Group for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Oslo, as well as the Department of Molecular Oncology at Radiumhospitalet, Oslo University Hospital.

Read the whole interview with Rolf Skotheim in Apollon.