Genome Biology Group

Rolf I. Skotheim

We investigate cancer genomes by integrated computational and laboratory based approaches. Our aim is to identify and characterise critical genes involved in the cancer development. Such genes may serve as diagnostic or prognostic biomarkers and also as targets for future molecularly tailored therapy. Our studies are mainly focused on prostate, colorectal and testicular cancers.

The group is an associated member of the Centre for Excellence in Cancer Biomedicine, as well as the K. G. Jebsen Research Centre for Colorectal Cancer.



Prostate cancer

Colorectal cancer

Testicular germ cell tumour



RNA variants

Fusion genes


Interfocal heterogeneity


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Contact information:

Department of Molecular Oncology, Institute for Cancer Research
Oslo University Hospital, Norwegian Radium Hospital
P.O.Box 4953 Nydalen, NO-0424 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 2278 1727 / +47 2293 4000
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