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ESMO Congress i Munich 19-23 Oct 2018Therese Sørlie interviewed for Dagens Medisin about current trends in cancer research

Therese Sørlie (photo: Anne Hafstad, Dagens Medisin)

ESMO - the European Society for Medical Oncology - is a leading European professional organisation for medical oncology, comprising over 19,000 oncology professionals from over 150 countries.

Held under the tagline “Securing access to optimal cancer care”, the ESMO 2018 Congress takes place on 19 to 23 October in Munich, Germany.

Therese Sørlie - head of the Department of Molecular Genetics and leader of the Breast tumor initiation and progression group - is in the programme committe for basic research at ESMO, and she will chair several discussions during the conference. Sørlie has been interviewed about current trends that will be covered by the meeting for popular Norwegian health newpaper "Dagens Medisin", and she presents her views in an article entitled "Towards less cancer treatment".

Guro E. Lind new leader of The Norwegian Association of Researchers (Forskerforbundet)

Guro E. Lind

Professor Guro Elisabeth Lind, head of the Epigentics research group at the Department of Molecular Oncology, has been elected as new leader in "Forskerforbundet" - The Norwegian Association of Researchers, taking over January 1st 2019.

Lind is a former head of "Akademiet for yngre forskere" (The Young Academy of Norway) and has also been a local representative for Forskerforbundet. She will be the first female leader since the 80's, and replaces Petter Aaslestad, who has been in charge of the Research Association for the last six years (two periods).

"I was very much in doubt, first and foremost because I am an active researcher with a research group and exciting projects. But I am also actively engaged in research policy and could not say no to this exciting challenge", Lind says to Khrono.

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