Åslaug Helland

  • Assoc. prof. MD
  • +47 22 78 14 85/ 93 45 27

Mini CV

Current Position

Group leader, Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital (NRH), Oslo, Norway, and
Senior oncologist, Dept of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, Radiumhospital

Education

  • 1988-95 Medical school, University of Oslo
  • 2000 Dr.med (PhD)
  • 2007 Oncologist
  • 2013 Qualified professor, committee UiO

Professional employment 

  • 08.2001 – 08.2003 Physician, Dept of Oncology, The Norwegian Radium Hospital
  • 08.2003 – 08.2004 Postdoc,  Stanford University
  • 08.2004 – 06.2009 Physician, Dept of Oncology, The Norwegian Radium Hospital
  • 08.2006 – 03.2010 Medical editor “The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association”
  • 07.2008 – 07.2009 Visiting scientist Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  • 01.2009-01.2015 Associate professor UiO
  • 06.2009- dd Shared position clinical work and research, OUS-Radium Hospital
  • 1.6.12-1.6.13 Unit leader (Unit 3) (Seksjonsleder) Dept of Oncology

Leadership training / courses

  • 2005-2006 Leadership training course in “Scientific management” after a Harvard business school model, organized at the Norwegian Radium Hospital
  • 2011 Leadership course – The Norwegian Medical Society
  • 2012-2013 Leadership course at Oslo University Hospital, internal teaching program.
  • 2013 Research-leadership program. University of Oslo

Project involvement and leadership

  • Eurocan project: Scientific coordinator (AL-Børresen-Dale leader) in OUS-part of the EU EurocanProject
  • Leader of “Lung cancer research-group” KKF, OUS
  • PI of several translational research-projects in lung cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer
  • Leader of  Norwegian Lung Cancer group’s translational group
  • Leader of “The Norwegian Cancer Society’s National milieu of expertise in lung cancer”
  • PI and national PI  for several clinical trials, both investigator initiated and industry-initiated
  • Co-leader of Oslo University Hospitals-KKTs area of focused research: personalized medicine
  • Part of the EU-funded project CANCER-ID (PI Oslo: Bjørn Naume)

Supervision

  • 2002-2005 Supervising (main supervisor) (PhD) (MD), Yun Wang
  • 2004-2011 Supervising (main supervisor) (PhD) (MD Vilde D Haakonsen
  • 2009 Assistant Supervisor (co-supervisor) for Camilla Sagerup
  • 2010 Assistant supervisor (co-supervisor) Inga Rye
  • 2011 Supervising visiting scholar Hossein Piry
  • 2011 Supervising (main supervisor) Maria Moksnes Bjaanæs
  • 2012 Assistant supervisor (co-supervisor) Marius Lund-Iversen
  • 2012 Supervising (main supervisor) Hanne A Eide
  • 2014 Supervising (main supervisor) Ann Rita Halvorsen
  • 2014 Supervising Postdoctor Vilde D Haakensen
  • 2015 Supervising (main supervisor) Janna Berg
 

Publications 2018

Abravan A, Eide HA, Løndalen AM, Helland Å, Malinen E (2018)
Mapping Bone Marrow Response in the Vertebral Column by Positron Emission Tomography Following Radiotherapy and Erlotinib Therapy of Lung Cancer
Mol Imaging Biol (in press)
DOI 10.1007/s11307-018-1226-7, PubMed 29916117

Berg J, Halvorsen AR, Bengtson MB, Taskén KA, Mælandsmo GM, Yndestad A, Halvorsen B, Brustugun OT, Aukrust P, Ueland T, Helland Å (2018)
Levels and prognostic impact of circulating markers of inflammation, endothelial activation and extracellular matrix remodelling in patients with lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
BMC Cancer, 18 (1), 739
DOI 10.1186/s12885-018-4659-0, PubMed 30005623

Brustugun OT, Grønberg BH, Fjellbirkeland L, Helbekkmo N, Aanerud M, Grimsrud TK, Helland Å, Møller B, Nilssen Y, Strand TE, Solberg SK (2018)
Substantial nation-wide improvement in lung cancer relative survival in Norway from 2000 to 2016
Lung Cancer, 122, 138-145
DOI 10.1016/j.lungcan.2018.06.003, PubMed 30032822

Digernes I, Grøvik E, Nilsen LB, Saxhaug C, Geier O, Reitan E, Sætre DO, Breivik B, Reese T, Jacobsen KD, Helland Å, Emblem KE (2018)
Brain metastases with poor vascular function are susceptible to pseudoprogression after stereotactic radiation surgery
Adv Radiat Oncol, 3 (4), 559-567
DOI 10.1016/j.adro.2018.05.005, PubMed 30370356

Eide HA, Knudtsen IS, Sandhu V, Løndalen AM, Halvorsen AR, Abravan A, Kure EH, Bogsrud TV, Brustugun OT, Kyte JA, Malinen E, Helland Å (2018)
Serum cytokine profiles and metabolic tumor burden in patients with non-small cell lung cancer undergoing palliative thoracic radiation therapy
Adv Radiat Oncol, 3 (2), 130-138
DOI 10.1016/j.adro.2017.12.007, PubMed 29904737

Gandara DR, von Pawel J, Mazieres J, Sullivan R, Helland Å, Han JY, Ponce Aix S, Rittmeyer A, Barlesi F, Kubo T, Park K, Goldschmidt J, Gandhi M, Yun C, Yu W, Matheny C, He P, Sandler A, Ballinger M, Fehrenbacher L (2018)
Atezolizumab Treatment Beyond Progression in Advanced NSCLC: Results From the Randomized, Phase III OAK Study
J Thorac Oncol, 13 (12), 1906-1918
DOI 10.1016/j.jtho.2018.08.2027, PubMed 30217492

George J, Walter V, Peifer M, Alexandrov LB, Seidel D, Leenders F, Maas L, Müller C, Dahmen I, Delhomme TM, Ardin M, Leblay N, Byrnes G, Sun R, De Reynies A, McLeer-Florin A, Bosco G, Malchers F, Menon R, Altmüller J, Becker C, Nürnberg P, Achter V, Lang U, Schneider PM et al. (2018)
Integrative genomic profiling of large-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas reveals distinct subtypes of high-grade neuroendocrine lung tumors
Nat Commun, 9 (1), 1048
DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-03099-x, PubMed 29535388

Guo Y, Zhang R, Shen S, Wei Y, Salama SM, Fleischer T, Bjaanæs MM, Karlsson A, Planck M, Su L, Zhu Z, Staaf J, Helland Å, Esteller M, Christiani DC (2018)
DNA Methylation of LRRC3B: A Biomarker for Survival of Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 27 (12), 1527-1535
DOI 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-18-0454, PubMed 30185536

Halvorsen AR, Sandhu V, Sprauten M, Flote VG, Kure EH, Brustugun OT, Helland Å (2018)
Circulating microRNAs associated with prolonged overall survival in lung cancer patients treated with nivolumab
Acta Oncol, 57 (9), 1225-1231
DOI 10.1080/0284186X.2018.1465585, PubMed 29683761

Rye IH, Trinh A, Saetersdal AB, Nebdal D, Lingjaerde OC, Almendro V, Polyak K, Børresen-Dale AL, Helland Å, Markowetz F, Russnes HG (2018)
Intratumor heterogeneity defines treatment-resistant HER2+ breast tumors
Mol Oncol, 12 (11), 1838-1855
DOI 10.1002/1878-0261.12375, PubMed 30133130

Shen S, Zhang R, Guo Y, Loehrer E, Wei Y, Zhu Y, Yuan Q, Moran S, Fleischer T, Bjaanaes MM, Karlsson A, Planck M, Staaf J, Helland Å, Esteller M, Su L, Chen F, Christiani DC (2018)
A multi-omic study reveals BTG2 as a reliable prognostic marker for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer
Mol Oncol, 12 (6), 913-924
DOI 10.1002/1878-0261.12204, PubMed 29656435

Terkelsen T, Haakensen VD, Saldova R, Gromov P, Hansen MK, Stöckmann H, Lingjaerde OC, Børresen-Dale AL, Papaleo E, Helland Å, Rudd PM, Gromova I (2018)
N-glycan signatures identified in tumor interstitial fluid and serum of breast cancer patients: association with tumor biology and clinical outcome
Mol Oncol, 12 (6), 972-990
DOI 10.1002/1878-0261.12312, PubMed 29698574

Wei Y, Liang J, Zhang R, Guo Y, Shen S, Su L, Lin X, Moran S, Helland Å, Bjaanæs MM, Karlsson A, Planck M, Esteller M, Fleischer T, Staaf J, Zhao Y, Chen F, Christiani DC (2018)
Epigenetic modifications in KDM lysine demethylases associate with survival of early-stage NSCLC
Clin Epigenetics, 10, 41
DOI 10.1186/s13148-018-0474-3, PubMed 29619118

Publications 2017

Abravan A, Eide HA, Knudtsen IS, Løndalen AM, Helland Å, Malinen E (2017)
Assessment of pulmonary 18F-FDG-PET uptake and cytokine profiles in non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with radiotherapy and erlotinib
Clin Transl Radiat Oncol, 4, 57-63
DOI 10.1016/j.ctro.2017.04.002, PubMed 29594209

Abravan A, Knudtsen IS, Eide HA, Løndalen AM, Helland Å, van Luijk P, Malinen E (2017)
A new method to assess pulmonary changes using 18F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography for lung cancer patients following radiotherapy
Acta Oncol, 56 (11), 1597-1603
DOI 10.1080/0284186X.2017.1349336, PubMed 28849707

Dannenfelser R, Nome M, Tahiri A, Ursini-Siegel J, Vollan HKM, Haakensen VD, Helland Å, Naume B, Caldas C, Børresen-Dale AL, Kristensen VN, Troyanskaya OG (2017)
Data-driven analysis of immune infiltrate in a large cohort of breast cancer and its association with disease progression, ER activity, and genomic complexity
Oncotarget, 8 (34), 57121-57133
DOI 10.18632/oncotarget.19078, PubMed 28915659

Fleischer T, Klajic J, Aure MR, Louhimo R, Pladsen AV, Ottestad L, Touleimat N, Laakso M, Halvorsen AR, Grenaker Alnæs GI, Riis ML, Helland Å, Hautaniemi S, Lønning PE, Naume B, Børresen-Dale AL, Tost J, Kristensen VN (2017)
DNA methylation signature (SAM40) identifies subgroups of the Luminal A breast cancer samples with distinct survival
Oncotarget, 8 (1), 1074-1082
DOI 10.18632/oncotarget.13718, PubMed 27911866

Halvorsen AR, Kristensen G, Embleton A, Adusei C, Barretina-Ginesta MP, Beale P, Helland Å (2017)
Evaluation of Prognostic and Predictive Significance of Circulating MicroRNAs in Ovarian Cancer Patients
Dis Markers, 2017, 3098542
DOI 10.1155/2017/3098542, PubMed 28293063

McGowan M, Kleinberg L, Halvorsen AR, Helland Å, Brustugun OT (2017)
NSCLC depend upon YAP expression and nuclear localization after acquiring resistance to EGFR inhibitors
Genes Cancer, 8 (3-4), 497-504
DOI 10.18632/genesandcancer.136, PubMed 28680534

Planchard D, Smit EF, Groen HJM, Mazieres J, Besse B, Helland Å, Giannone V, D'Amelio AM, Zhang P, Mookerjee B, Johnson BE (2017)
Dabrafenib plus trametinib in patients with previously untreated BRAFV600E-mutant metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: an open-label, phase 2 trial
Lancet Oncol, 18 (10), 1307-1316
DOI 10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30679-4, PubMed 28919011

Publications 2016

Dunning AM, Michailidou K, Kuchenbaecker KB, Thompson D, French JD, Beesley J, Healey CS, Kar S, Pooley KA, Lopez-Knowles E, Dicks E, Barrowdale D, Sinnott-Armstrong NA, Sallari RC, Hillman KM, Kaufmann S, Sivakumaran H, Moradi Marjaneh M, Lee JS, Hills M, Jarosz M, Drury S, Canisius S, Bolla MK, Dennis J et al. (2016)
Breast cancer risk variants at 6q25 display different phenotype associations and regulate ESR1, RMND1 and CCDC170
Nat Genet, 48 (4), 374-86
DOI 10.1038/ng.3521, PubMed 26928228

Eide HA, Halvorsen AR, Bjaanæs MM, Piri H, Holm R, Solberg S, Jørgensen L, Brustugun OT, Kiserud CE, Helland Å (2016)
The MYCN-HMGA2-CDKN2A pathway in non-small cell lung carcinoma--differences in histological subtypes
BMC Cancer, 16, 71
DOI 10.1186/s12885-016-2104-9, PubMed 26858029

Eide HA, Halvorsen AR, Sandhu V, Fåne A, Berg J, Haakensen VD, Kure EH, Brustugun OT, Kiserud CE, Kyte JA, Helland Å (2016)
Non-small cell lung cancer is characterised by a distinct inflammatory signature in serum compared with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Clin Transl Immunology, 5 (11), e109
DOI 10.1038/cti.2016.65, PubMed 27990285

Espinoza JA, Jabeen S, Batra R, Papaleo E, Haakensen V, Timmermans Wielenga V, Møller Talman ML, Brunner N, Børresen-Dale AL, Gromov P, Helland Å, Kristensen VN, Gromova I (2016)
Cytokine profiling of tumor interstitial fluid of the breast and its relationship with lymphocyte infiltration and clinicopathological characteristics
Oncoimmunology, 5 (12), e1248015
DOI 10.1080/2162402X.2016.1248015, PubMed 28123884

Halvorsen AR, Bjaanæs M, LeBlanc M, Holm AM, Bolstad N, Rubio L, Peñalver JC, Cervera J, Mojarrieta JC, López-Guerrero JA, Brustugun OT, Helland Å (2016)
A unique set of 6 circulating microRNAs for early detection of non-small cell lung cancer
Oncotarget, 7 (24), 37250-37259
DOI 10.18632/oncotarget.9363, PubMed 27191990

Halvorsen AR, Helland Å, Gromov P, Wielenga VT, Talman MM, Brunner N, Sandhu V, Børresen-Dale AL, Gromova I, Haakensen VD (2016)
Profiling of microRNAs in tumor interstitial fluid of breast tumors - a novel resource to identify biomarkers for prognostic classification and detection of cancer
Mol Oncol, 11 (2), 220-234
DOI 10.1002/1878-0261.12025, PubMed 28145100

Halvorsen AR, Silwal-Pandit L, Meza-Zepeda LA, Vodak D, Vu P, Sagerup C, Hovig E, Myklebost O, Børresen-Dale AL, Brustugun OT, Helland Å (2016)
TP53 Mutation Spectrum in Smokers and Never Smoking Lung Cancer Patients
Front Genet, 7, 85
DOI 10.3389/fgene.2016.00085, PubMed 27242894

Helland A (2016)
MicroRNA-profiles in lung adenocarcinomas
Expert Rev. Precis. Med. Drug Dev., 1 (5), 469-474

Haakensen VD, Nygaard V, Greger L, Aure MR, Fromm B, Bukholm IR, Lüders T, Chin SF, Git A, Caldas C, Kristensen VN, Brazma A, Børresen-Dale AL, Hovig E, Helland Å (2016)
Subtype-specific micro-RNA expression signatures in breast cancer progression
Int J Cancer, 139 (5), 1117-28
DOI 10.1002/ijc.30142, PubMed 27082076

Joly-Battaglini A, Hammarström C, Stankovic B, Aamodt H, Stjärne J, Brustugun OT, Helland Å, Øynebråten I, Corthay A (2016)
Rituximab efficiently depletes B cells in lung tumors and normal lung tissue
F1000Res, 5, 38
DOI 10.12688/f1000research.7599.1, PubMed 27081474

McGowan M, Hoven AS, Lund-Iversen M, Solberg S, Helland Å, Hirsch FR, Brustugun OT (2016)
PIK3CA mutations as prognostic factor in squamous cell lung carcinoma
Lung Cancer, 103, 52-57
DOI 10.1016/j.lungcan.2016.11.018, PubMed 28024696

Rud AK, Boye K, Fodstad Ø, Juell S, Jørgensen LH, Solberg S, Helland Å, Brustugun OT, Mælandsmo GM (2016)
Detection of disseminated tumor cells in lymph nodes from patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer
Diagn Pathol, 11 (1), 50
DOI 10.1186/s13000-016-0504-4, PubMed 27316334

Weischenfeldt J, Dubash T, Drainas AP, Mardin BR, Chen Y, Stütz AM, Waszak SM, Bosco G, Halvorsen AR, Raeder B, Efthymiopoulos T, Erkek S, Siegl C, Brenner H, Brustugun OT, Dieter SM, Northcott PA, Petersen I, Pfister SM, Schneider M, Solberg SK, Thunissen E, Weichert W, Zichner T, Thomas R et al. (2016)
Pan-cancer analysis of somatic copy-number alterations implicates IRS4 and IGF2 in enhancer hijacking
Nat Genet, 49 (1), 65-74
DOI 10.1038/ng.3722, PubMed 27869826

Publications 2015

Arnesen MR, Knudtsen IS, Rekstad BL, Eilertsen K, Dale E, Bruheim K, Helland Å, Løndalen AM, Hellebust TP, Malinen E (2015)
Dose painting by numbers in a standard treatment planning system using inverted dose prescription maps
Acta Oncol, 54 (9), 1607-13
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2015.1061690, PubMed 26213311

Berg J, Fjellbirkeland L, Suhrke P, Jebsen P, Lund-Iversen M, Kleinberg L, Helgeland L, Brustugun OT, Helland Å (2015)
EGFR mutation testing of lung cancer patients - Experiences from Vestfold Hospital Trust
Acta Oncol, 55 (2), 149-55
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2015.1062537, PubMed 26313507

Bjaanæs MM, Fleischer T, Halvorsen AR, Daunay A, Busato F, Solberg S, Jørgensen L, Kure E, Edvardsen H, Børresen-Dale AL, Brustugun OT, Tost J, Kristensen V, Helland Å (2015)
Genome-wide DNA methylation analyses in lung adenocarcinomas: Association with EGFR, KRAS and TP53 mutation status, gene expression and prognosis
Mol Oncol, 10 (2), 330-43
DOI 10.1016/j.molonc.2015.10.021, PubMed 26601720

Darabi H, McCue K, Beesley J, Michailidou K, Nord S, Kar S, Humphreys K, Thompson D, Ghoussaini M, Bolla MK, Dennis J, Wang Q, Canisius S, Scott CG, Apicella C, Hopper JL, Southey MC, Stone J, Broeks A, Schmidt MK, Scott RJ, Lophatananon A, Muir K, Beckmann MW, Ekici AB et al. (2015)
Polymorphisms in a Putative Enhancer at the 10q21.2 Breast Cancer Risk Locus Regulate NRBF2 Expression
Am J Hum Genet, 97 (1), 22-34
DOI 10.1016/j.ajhg.2015.05.002, PubMed 26073781

Donnem T, Hald SM, Paulsen EE, Richardsen E, Al-Saad S, Kilvaer TK, Brustugun OT, Helland A, Lund-Iversen M, Poehl M, Olsen KE, Ditzel HJ, Hansen O, Al-Shibli K, Kiselev Y, Sandanger TM, Andersen S, Pezzella F, Bremnes RM, Busund LT (2015)
Stromal CD8+ T-cell Density—A Promising Supplement to TNM Staging in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Clin Cancer Res, 21 (11), 2635-43
DOI 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-14-1905, PubMed 25680376

Fernandez-Cuesta L, Sun R, Menon R, George J, Lorenz S, Meza-Zepeda LA, Peifer M, Plenker D, Heuckmann JM, Leenders F, Zander T, Dahmen I, Koker M, Schöttle J, Ullrich RT, Altmüller J, Becker C, Nürnberg P, Seidel H, Böhm D, Göke F, Ansén S, Russell PA, Wright GM, Wainer Z et al. (2015)
Identification of novel fusion genes in lung cancer using breakpoint assembly of transcriptome sequencing data
Genome Biol, 16, 7
DOI 10.1186/s13059-014-0558-0, PubMed 25650807

Helland A (2015)
Viruses and human cancer
Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen., 135 (9), 874

Helland A (2015)
Gene jockeys Life science and the rise of biotech enterprise.
Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen., 135 (4), 356

Helland A (2015)
Cancer stem cells
Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen., 135 (8), 783

Lund-Iversen M, Grøholt KK, Helland Å, Borgen E, Brustugun OT (2015)
NUT expression in primary lung tumours
Diagn Pathol, 10, 156
DOI 10.1186/s13000-015-0395-9, PubMed 26341600

Potapenko IO, Lüders T, Russnes HG, Helland Å, Sørlie T, Kristensen VN, Nord S, Lingjærde OC, Børresen-Dale AL, Haakensen VD (2015)
Glycan-related gene expression signatures in breast cancer subtypes; relation to survival
Mol Oncol, 9 (4), 861-76
DOI 10.1016/j.molonc.2014.12.013, PubMed 25655580

Syljuåsen RG, Hasvold G, Hauge S, Helland Å (2015)
Targeting lung cancer through inhibition of checkpoint kinases
Front Genet, 6, 70
DOI 10.3389/fgene.2015.00070, PubMed 25774168

Witek B, El Wakil A, Nord C, Ahlgren U, Eriksson M, Vernersson-Lindahl E, Helland Å, Alexeyev OA, Hallberg B, Palmer RH (2015)
Targeted Disruption of ALK Reveals a Potential Role in Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism
PLoS One, 10 (5), e0123542
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0123542, PubMed 25955180

Publications 2014

Almendro V, Cheng YK, Randles A, Itzkovitz S, Marusyk A, Ametller E, Gonzalez-Farre X, Muñoz M, Russnes HG, Helland A, Rye IH, Borresen-Dale AL, Maruyama R, van Oudenaarden A, Dowsett M, Jones RL, Reis-Filho J, Gascon P, Gönen M, Michor F, Polyak K (2014)
Inference of tumor evolution during chemotherapy by computational modeling and in situ analysis of genetic and phenotypic cellular diversity
Cell Rep, 6 (3), 514-27
DOI 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.12.041, PubMed 24462293

Bjaanaes MM, Halvorsen AR, Solberg S, Jørgensen L, Dragani TA, Galvan A, Colombo F, Anderlini M, Pastorino U, Kure E, Børresen-Dale AL, Brustugun OT, Helland A (2014)
Unique microRNA-profiles in EGFR-mutated lung adenocarcinomas
Int J Cancer, 135 (8), 1812-21
DOI 10.1002/ijc.28828, PubMed 24599520

Brustugun OT, Helland Å, Julsrud L (2014)
[Time counts!]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 134 (9), 915
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.14.0057, PubMed 24828708

Brustugun OT, Khattak AM, Trømborg AK, Beigi M, Beiske K, Lund-Iversen M, Helland Å (2014)
BRAF-mutations in non-small cell lung cancer
Lung Cancer, 84 (1), 36-8
DOI 10.1016/j.lungcan.2014.01.023, PubMed 24552757

Fernandez-Cuesta L, Peifer M, Lu X, Sun R, Ozretić L, Seidal D, Zander T, Leenders F, George J, Müller C, Dahmen I, Pinther B, Bosco G, Konrad K, Altmüller J, Nürnberg P, Achter V, Lang U, Schneider PM, Bogus M, Soltermann A, Brustugun OT, Helland Å, Solberg S, Lund-Iversen M et al. (2014)
Frequent mutations in chromatin-remodelling genes in pulmonary carcinoids
Nat Commun, 5, 3518
DOI 10.1038/ncomms4518, PubMed 24670920

Fleischer T, Frigessi A, Johnson KC, Edvardsen H, Touleimat N, Klajic J, Riis ML, Haakensen VD, Wärnberg F, Naume B, Helland A, Børresen-Dale AL, Tost J, Christensen BC, Kristensen VN (2014)
Genome-wide DNA methylation profiles in progression to in situ and invasive carcinoma of the breast with impact on gene transcription and prognosis
Genome Biol, 15 (8), 435
DOI 10.1186/PREACCEPT-2333349012841587, PubMed 25146004

Halvorsen AR, Helland A, Fleischer T, Haug KM, Grenaker Alnaes GI, Nebdal D, Syljuåsen RG, Touleimat N, Busato F, Tost J, Saetersdal AB, Børresen-Dale AL, Kristensen V, Edvardsen H (2014)
Differential DNA methylation analysis of breast cancer reveals the impact of immune signaling in radiation therapy
Int J Cancer, 135 (9), 2085-95
DOI 10.1002/ijc.28862, PubMed 24658971

Sagerup CM, Nymoen DA, Halvorsen AR, Lund-Iversen M, Helland A, Brustugun OT (2014)
Human papilloma virus detection and typing in 334 lung cancer patients
Acta Oncol, 53 (7), 952-7
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2013.879608, PubMed 24446743

Saldova R, Asadi Shehni A, Haakensen VD, Steinfeld I, Hilliard M, Kifer I, Helland A, Yakhini Z, Børresen-Dale AL, Rudd PM (2014)
Association of N-glycosylation with breast carcinoma and systemic features using high-resolution quantitative UPLC
J Proteome Res, 13 (5), 2314-27
DOI 10.1021/pr401092y, PubMed 24669823

Trinh A, Rye IH, Almendro V, Helland A, Russnes HG, Markowetz F (2014)
GoIFISH: a system for the quantification of single cell heterogeneity from IFISH images
Genome Biol, 15 (8), 442
DOI 10.1186/s13059-014-0442-y, PubMed 25168174

Publications 2013

Baumbusch LO, Helland Å, Wang Y, Liestøl K, Schaner ME, Holm R, Etemadmoghadam D, Alsop K, Brown P, Australian Ovarian Cancer Study Group, Mitchell G, Fereday S, DeFazio A, Bowtell DD, Kristensen GB, Lingjærde OC, Børresen-Dale AL (2013)
High levels of genomic aberrations in serous ovarian cancers are associated with better survival
PLoS One, 8 (1), e54356
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0054356, PubMed 23372714

Brustugun OT, Helland Å (2013)
Rapid reduction in the incidence of cancer of unknown primary. A population-based study
Acta Oncol, 53 (1), 134-7
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2013.783230, PubMed 23550957

Nordgård O, Singh G, Solberg S, Jørgensen L, Halvorsen AR, Smaaland R, Brustugun OT, Helland Å (2013)
Novel molecular tumor cell markers in regional lymph nodes and blood samples from patients undergoing surgery for non-small cell lung cancer
PLoS One, 8 (5), e62153
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0062153, PubMed 23671585

Rajaram M, Zhang J, Wang T, Li J, Kuscu C, Qi H, Kato M, Grubor V, Weil RJ, Helland A, Borrenson-Dale AL, Cho KR, Levine DA, Houghton AN, Wolchok JD, Myeroff L, Markowitz SD, Lowe SW, Zhang M, Krasnitz A, Lucito R, Mu D, Powers RS (2013)
Two Distinct Categories of Focal Deletions in Cancer Genomes
PLoS One, 8 (6), e66264
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0066264, PubMed 23805207

Rud AK, Boye K, Oijordsbakken M, Lund-Iversen M, Halvorsen AR, Solberg SK, Berge G, Helland A, Brustugun OT, Mælandsmo GM (2013)
Osteopontin is a prognostic biomarker in non-small cell lung cancer
BMC Cancer, 13, 540
DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-13-540, PubMed 24215488

Publications 2012

Brustugun OT, Helland Å, Fjellbirkeland L, Kleinberg L, Ariansen S, Jebsen P, Scott H, Dønnem T, Bremnes R, Berg T, Grønberg BH, Dai HY, Wahl SG, Mangseth K, Helgeland L (2012)
[Mutation testing for non-small-cell lung cancer]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 132 (8), 952-5
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.11.1017, PubMed 22562326

Helland Å, Solberg S, Brustugun OT (2012)
Incidence and survival of malignant pleural mesothelioma in norway: a population-based study of 1686 cases
J Thorac Oncol, 7 (12), 1858-1861
DOI 10.1097/JTO.0b013e318275b346, PubMed 23154557

Lund-Iversen M, Kleinberg L, Fjellbirkeland L, Helland Å, Brustugun OT (2012)
Clinicopathological characteristics of 11 NSCLC patients with EGFR-exon 20 mutations
J Thorac Oncol, 7 (9), 1471-3
DOI 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3182614a9d, PubMed 22895145

Sagerup CM, Småstuen M, Johannesen TB, Helland A, Brustugun OT (2012)
Increasing age and carcinoma not otherwise specified: a 20-year population study of 40,118 lung cancer patients
J Thorac Oncol, 7 (1), 57-63
DOI 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3182307f7e, PubMed 21900838

Waldeland E, Brustugun OT, Ramberg C, Helland Å (2012)
[Stereotactic irradiation in spinal metastases]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 132 (22), 2478-9
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.12.1108, PubMed 23338027

Waldeland E, Ramberg C, Arnesen MR, Helland A, Brustugun OT, Malinen E (2012)
Dosimetric impact of a frame-based strategy in stereotactic radiotherapy of lung tumors
Acta Oncol, 51 (5), 603-9
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2012.658115, PubMed 22304490

Publications 2011

Berg A, Brustugun OT, Lund-Iversen M, Helland Å (2011)
Palmar bullous blistering induced by erlotinib
J Thorac Oncol, 6 (5), 954
DOI 10.1097/JTO.0b013e318211136b, PubMed 21623268

Hammerman PS, Sos ML, Ramos AH, Xu C, Dutt A, Zhou W, Brace LE, Woods BA, Lin W, Zhang J, Deng X, Lim SM, Heynck S, Peifer M, Simard JR, Lawrence MS, Onofrio RC, Salvesen HB, Seidel D, Zander T, Heuckmann JM, Soltermann A, Moch H, Koker M, Leenders F et al. (2011)
Mutations in the DDR2 kinase gene identify a novel therapeutic target in squamous cell lung cancer
Cancer Discov, 1 (1), 78-89
DOI 10.1158/2159-8274.CD-11-0005, PubMed 22328973

Helland Å, Anglesio MS, George J, Cowin PA, Johnstone CN, House CM, Sheppard KE, Etemadmoghadam D, Melnyk N, Rustgi AK, Phillips WA, Johnsen H, Holm R, Kristensen GB, Birrer MJ, Australian Ovarian Cancer Study Group, Pearson RB, Børresen-Dale AL, Huntsman DG, deFazio A, Creighton CJ, Smyth GK, Bowtell DD (2011)
Deregulation of MYCN, LIN28B and LET7 in a molecular subtype of aggressive high-grade serous ovarian cancers
PLoS One, 6 (4), e18064
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0018064, PubMed 21533284

Helland Å, Skaug HM, Kleinberg L, Iversen ML, Rud AK, Fleischer T, Sagerup C, Solberg S, Jørgensen L, Ariansen S, Brustugun OT (2011)
EGFR gene alterations in a Norwegian cohort of lung cancer patients selected for surgery
J Thorac Oncol, 6 (5), 947-50
DOI 10.1097/JTO.0b013e31820db209, PubMed 21623266

Haakensen VD, Bjøro T, Lüders T, Riis M, Bukholm IK, Kristensen VN, Troester MA, Homen MM, Ursin G, Børresen-Dale AL, Helland Å (2011)
Serum estradiol levels associated with specific gene expression patterns in normal breast tissue and in breast carcinomas
BMC Cancer, 11, 332
DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-11-332, PubMed 21812955

Haakensen VD, Lingjaerde OC, Lüders T, Riis M, Prat A, Troester MA, Holmen MM, Frantzen JO, Romundstad L, Navjord D, Bukholm IK, Johannesen TB, Perou CM, Ursin G, Kristensen VN, Børresen-Dale AL, Helland A (2011)
Gene expression profiles of breast biopsies from healthy women identify a group with claudin-low features
BMC Med Genomics, 4, 77
DOI 10.1186/1755-8794-4-77, PubMed 22044755

Knudtsen IS, Rødal J, Brustugun OT, Helland Å, Skretting A, Malinen E (2011)
Dynamic respiratory gated (18)FDG-PET of lung tumors - a feasibility study
Acta Oncol, 50 (6), 889-96
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2011.583266, PubMed 21767189

Kristensen VN, Vaske CJ, Ursini-Siegel J, Van Loo P, Nordgard SH, Sachidanandam R, Sørlie T, Wärnberg F, Haakensen VD, Helland Å, Naume B, Perou CM, Haussler D, Troyanskaya OG, Børresen-Dale AL (2011)
Integrated molecular profiles of invasive breast tumors and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) reveal differential vascular and interleukin signaling
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 109 (8), 2802-7
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1108781108, PubMed 21908711

Sagerup CM, Småstuen M, Johannesen TB, Helland Å, Brustugun OT (2011)
Sex-specific trends in lung cancer incidence and survival: a population study of 40,118 cases
Thorax, 66 (4), 301-7
DOI 10.1136/thx.2010.151621, PubMed 21199818

Turzer M, Brustugun OT, Waldeland E, Helland A (2011)
Stereotactic body radiation therapy is effective and safe in patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer with low performance status and severe comorbidity
Case Rep Oncol, 4 (1), 25-34
DOI 10.1159/000324113, PubMed 21526003

Publications 2010

Haakensen VD, Biong M, Lingjærde OC, Holmen MM, Frantzen JO, Chen Y, Navjord D, Romundstad L, Lüders T, Bukholm IK, Solvang HK, Kristensen VN, Ursin G, Børresen-Dale AL, Helland A (2010)
Expression levels of uridine 5'-diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase genes in breast tissue from healthy women are associated with mammographic density
Breast Cancer Res, 12 (4), R65
DOI 10.1186/bcr2632, PubMed 20799965

Marienhagen K, Helland A, Nordberg T, Guren MG, Hofsli E (2010)
[How do Norwegian oncologists perceive their working conditions?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 130 (5), 487-9
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.08.0305, PubMed 20224615

Turzer M, Brustugun OT, Helland A (2010)
Excessive Soft Tissue Reaction after Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in a Woman with Four Different Cancer Diagnoses
Case Rep Oncol, 3 (2), 195-201
DOI 10.1159/000317104, PubMed 20740196

Publications 2009

Helland A, Brustugun OT (2009)
[Lung cancer in smokers and never-smokers]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 129 (18), 1859-62
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.08.0652, PubMed 19844277

Kamalakaran S, Kendall J, Zhao X, Tang C, Khan S, Ravi K, Auletta T, Riggs M, Wang Y, Helland A, Naume B, Dimitrova N, Børresen-Dale AL, Hicks J, Lucito R (2009)
Methylation detection oligonucleotide microarray analysis: a high-resolution method for detection of CpG island methylation
Nucleic Acids Res, 37 (12), e89
DOI 10.1093/nar/gkp413, PubMed 19474344

Klug SJ, Ressing M, Koenig J, Abba MC, Agorastos T, Brenna SM, Ciotti M, Das BR, Del Mistro A, Dybikowska A, Giuliano AR, Gudleviciene Z, Gyllensten U, Haws AL, Helland A, Herrington CS, Hildesheim A, Humbey O, Jee SH, Kim JW, Madeleine MM, Menczer J, Ngan HY, Nishikawa A, Niwa Y et al. (2009)
TP53 codon 72 polymorphism and cervical cancer: a pooled analysis of individual data from 49 studies
Lancet Oncol, 10 (8), 772-84
DOI 10.1016/S1470-2045(09)70187-1, PubMed 19625214

Murph MM, Liu W, Yu S, Lu Y, Hall H, Hennessy BT, Lahad J, Schaner M, Helland A, Kristensen G, Børresen-Dale AL, Mills GB (2009)
Lysophosphatidic acid-induced transcriptional profile represents serous epithelial ovarian carcinoma and worsened prognosis
PLoS One, 4 (5), e5583
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0005583, PubMed 19440550

Potapenko IO, Haakensen VD, Lüders T, Helland A, Bukholm I, Sørlie T, Kristensen VN, Lingjaerde OC, Børresen-Dale AL (2009)
Glycan gene expression signatures in normal and malignant breast tissue; possible role in diagnosis and progression
Mol Oncol, 4 (2), 98-118
DOI 10.1016/j.molonc.2009.12.001, PubMed 20060370

Publications 2008

Aavitsland P, Helland A (2008)
[The selected contagions]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 128 (20), 2304
PubMed 19096483

Publications 2007

Edvardsen H, Kristensen VN, Grenaker Alnaes GI, Bøhn M, Erikstein B, Helland A, Børresen-Dale AL, Fosså SD (2007)
Germline glutathione S-transferase variants in breast cancer: relation to diagnosis and cutaneous long-term adverse effects after two fractionation patterns of radiotherapy
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 67 (4), 1163-71
DOI 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2006.11.009, PubMed 17336217

Publications 2006

Chi JT, Wang Z, Nuyten DS, Rodriguez EH, Schaner ME, Salim A, Wang Y, Kristensen GB, Helland A, Børresen-Dale AL, Giaccia A, Longaker MT, Hastie T, Yang GP, van de Vijver MJ, Brown PO (2006)
Gene expression programs in response to hypoxia: cell type specificity and prognostic significance in human cancers
PLoS Med, 3 (3), e47
DOI 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030047, PubMed 16417408

Helland A, Johnsen H, Frøyland C, Landmark HB, Saetersdal AB, Holmen MM, Gjertsen T, Nesland JM, Ottestad W, Jeffrey SS, Ottestad LO, Rodningen OK, Sherlock G, Børresen-Dale AL (2006)
Radiation-induced effects on gene expression: an in vivo study on breast cancer
Radiother Oncol, 80 (2), 230-5
DOI 10.1016/j.radonc.2006.07.007, PubMed 16890317

Publications 2005

Wang Y, Helland A, Holm R, Kristensen GB, Børresen-Dale AL (2005)
PIK3CA mutations in advanced ovarian carcinomas
Hum Mutat, 25 (3), 322
DOI 10.1002/humu.9316, PubMed 15712344

Wang Y, Kristensen GB, Helland A, Nesland JM, Børresen-Dale AL, Holm R (2005)
Protein expression and prognostic value of genes in the erb-b signaling pathway in advanced ovarian carcinomas
Am J Clin Pathol, 124 (3), 392-401
DOI 10.1309/BL7E-MW66-LQX6-GFRP, PubMed 16191507

Publications 2004

Wang Y, Helland A, Holm R, Skomedal H, Abeler VM, Danielsen HE, Tropé CG, Børresen-Dale AL, Kristensen GB (2004)
TP53 mutations in early-stage ovarian carcinoma, relation to long-term survival
Br J Cancer, 90 (3), 678-85
DOI 10.1038/sj.bjc.6601537, PubMed 14760384

Wang Y, Kringen P, Kristensen GB, Holm R, Baekelandt MM, Olivier M, Skomedal H, Hainaut P, Tropé CG, Abeler VM, Nesland JM, Børresen-Dale AL, Helland A (2004)
Effect of the codon 72 polymorphism (c.215G>C, p.Arg72Pro) in combination with somatic sequence variants in the TP53 gene on survival in patients with advanced ovarian carcinoma
Hum Mutat, 24 (1), 21-34
DOI 10.1002/humu.20055, PubMed 15221786

Publications 2003

Kristiansen M, Helland A, Kristensen GB, Olsen AO, Lønning PE, Børresen-Dale AL, Ørstavik KH (2003)
X chromosome inactivation in cervical cancer patients
Cancer Genet Cytogenet, 146 (1), 73-6
DOI 10.1016/S0165-4608(03)00152-3, PubMed 14499700

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