King Olav V's cancer research prize for 2006 was on June 12th given to professor Øystein Fodstad from the Department of Tumor Biology at the Institute for cancer research at the Norwegian Radium Hospital.
The prestigious prize is distributed by the Norwegian Cancer Society.
His research activities are spanning from studies of different factors involved in causing loss of growth control in tumorigenic cells, to biological characterization of the metastatic phenotype as well as detection, prognostication and therapy of metastatic disease.
About the prize winner, from the Norwegian Cancer Society's home page (kreft.no) (in Norwegian)
From the prize distribution event with the king in the aula at the University of Oslo (in Norwegian, from kreft.no)
The Norwegian Cancer Society, English pages
The home pages of Øystein Fodstad's group
University of South Alabama - Mitchell Cancer Institute
Press release from University of South Alabama Cancer Research Institute:
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