Project group "Photobiophysics"
Group members: 4 (one project group leader, one PhD student, two technicians).
Solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main source of vitamin D production and also the most important environmental risk factor for skin cancer development. Vitamin D deficiency is a causal risk factor for several types of cancer. Since the dominant source of vitamin D is UV exposure, there is a need to understand what a balanced level of sun exposure is to maintain an adequate level of vitamin D with a minimal risk for skin cancer.
Our project deals with two major health effects of solar radiation: generation of vitamin D and induction of skin cancer. We want to contribute improving the public health strategies regarding sun exposure, skin cancer, vitamin D status and sun protection.
Jørgen Wesche appointed group leader for the Mesenchymal Cancer Biology Group at the Department of Tumor Biology
Mar 15, 2017
Prestigious research prize from the Norwegian Cancer Society to pioneer in autophagy research
Mar 7, 2017
Mar 6, 2017
Mar 2, 2017
Endosome Targeting meso-Tetraphenylchlorin-Chitosan Nanoconjugates for Photochemical Internalization
Biomacromolecules (in press)
The Effect of Sunitinib Treatment in Human Melanoma Xenografts: Associations with Angiogenic Profiles
Transl Oncol, 10 (2), 158-167