Department of Tumor Biology

Department Head: Professor Gunhild M. Mælandsmo, PhD

Department of Tumour Biology comprises six research groups:

Eivind Hovig Leonardo Meza-Zepeda
     

Ola Myklebost G.M. Mælandsmo Kristin A. Taskén

Project groups

Anti-cancer therapy
with immunotoxin
Tumor-stroma interactions in metastasis and therapy    

 

Yvonne Andersson
Lina Prasmickaite

 

Vision:
Our vision is to enhance the understanding of mechanisms involved in cancer progression and metastasis - and to utilize this knowledge to improve cancer treatment.

Strategy:
Department of Tumor Biology emphasizes translational research in order to enhance the understanding of mechanisms involved in cancer progression and metastasis. Two main pillars in our research program are cancer genomics and investigations on biological features causing metastatic disease.

Goal:
Our aim is to identify candidate biomarkers and therapeutic targets, followed by validation in preclinical models and clinical trials.