Institute for Cancer Research

 

Institute for Cancer Research has since its foundation in 1954 played a central role within the field of cancer research both in Norway and internationally. The Institute has seven research departments and more than 320 employees, master students included. About 70% of the employees and projects are externally funded.

The Institute has internationally strong research groups within biochemistry, cell and tumor biology, genetics, radiation biology, immunology and cancer prevention. For more than 30 years there has been a close interaction between researchers at the Institute and cancer surgeons, oncologists and pathologists. This emphasis on translational science has resulted in numerous clinical protocols based on in-house research, and the Institute is a key partner in the Comprehensive Cancer Center, organizationally under the Division of Surgery and Cancer Treatment at Oslo University Hospital.

Harald Stenmark<br>Acting Inst. Head
Harald Stenmark
Acting Inst. Head

Scientific production - Institute for Cancer Research

  Publications Doctoral theses
2017 so far  
 2016 235  
2015 221 21
2014 174 25
2013 205 27

Annual report 2015 (pdf format)

 

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Invitation to seminar March 2nd 12:00

Thon Awards seminars 2017

 
From left: Amiry-Moghaddam, Zetterberg, Hoeijmakers and Bogdanovic
From left: Amiry-Moghaddam, Zetterberg, Hoeijmakers and Bogdanovic

This is a unique seminar with the Olav Thon Foundation's International Research Awardees for Mathematics and Natural Science and Medicine 2017.

The first talk will be held by International Research Prize winner Jan Hoeijmakers from Erasmus University Rotterdam, who is one of the most significant scientists in molecular genetics of our time. 

Further talks will be held by Research Awardee Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam on Parkinson's disease, and by Research Awardees Henrik Zetterberg and Nenad Bogdanovic on Alzheimer research.

Time and place: March 2nd, 2017 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM, Runde Auditorium R-105 at Domus Medica, Gaustad

Deadline for registration: February 23rd

 
 

Critical article on doping and drug testing published in EMBO reports

 
First author Erik Boye (left) and Tore Skotland
First author Erik Boye (left) and Tore Skotland

Sports play an important role in our society. Four Norwegian researchers, two from OUS, have published an article in EMBO reports where they discuss problems occurring in the testing of athletes for doping.
The authors (E. Boye and T. Skotland from OUS (photo), J. Nissen-Meyer from UiO and B. Østerud, UiTø) describe how the World Antidoping Agency (WADA) pretends never to make mistakes and is resistant to any form of discussion with other scientists. This attitude creates false positives and athletes are being sanctioned while innocent, with dramatic consequences for the individual. It is argued that both the technological, ethical and legal procedures should be revised and an independent body should monitor the function of WADA.

 
 

Updated: honoured with "Preview" article in Developmental Cell

Findings from Rusten group published in Nature on microenvironmental autophagy draw nationwide attention

 
First author Nadja Katheder and senior author Tor Erik Rusten
First author Nadja Katheder and senior author Tor Erik Rusten

Nadja Katheder and collaborators in the lab of Tor Erik Rusten, the Department of Molecular Cell Biology, and CCB has published an article entitled "Microenvironmental autophagy supports tumor growth", in an advanced online publication 11th of January in the journal Nature (journal impact factor 41.46). 
The findings have been subject to news coverage by the Norwegian national broadcasting corporation (NRK).
The prestigious journal "Developmental Cell" has recently published an article in their "Previews" section, entitled "Breaking Down Neighbors to Fuel Tumorigenesis". Here, the authors discuss how the work of Katheder and colleagues "opens new avenues for understanding and manipulating cancers through cell-cell communication."

 
 

"Science" article from Johanna Olweus's group highlighted by editorial in New England Journal of Medicine

 
Figure from the editorial
Figure from the editorial

The article "Targeting of cancer neoantigens with donor-derived T cell receptor repertoires" by Erlend Strønen et al, published in Science in June 2016, is highlighted by an editorial in the "Clinical Implications of Basic Research" section in the Feb 2nd edition of New England Journal of Medicine.

The editorial is entitled "The Antigenicity of the Tumor Cell — Context Matters".

 
 

Theis Tønnessen appointed "Scientist of the Month" by "Helse Sør-Øst" for January 2017

 
Theis Tønnessen
Theis Tønnessen

The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst) aims to profile ongoing excellent research in the region by calling special attention to a "Scientist of the Month".

For the month of January 2017, this honour went to Theis Tønnessen, leader of the "Genetics of autoimmunity and cancer" group at the Department of Medical Genetics at the Division of Diagnostics and Intervention, Oslo University Hospital.

 
 

Announcement:

Resources to PDT/PCI related research, 2017

 

The Norwegian Radium Hospital Research Foundation will also for 2017 distribute resources to photodynamic therapy and photochemical internalization (PDT/PCI) related research. In 2016 various research projects within this field were founded with a total of NOK 1,79 million. Employees at the Oslo University Hospital are welcome to apply.
The closing date for applications is February 28th, 2017.