The Norwegian Oncology Forum distributes a research prize to a young scientist during their annual meeting, which this year was held in Trondheim November 22-23. The candidate must be active within either of the fields basal, clinical, epidemiological or translational cancer research, and the winner must have achieved results of exceptional quality.
The Young Researcher award for 2012 went to Kjetil Boye, for studies on the biological function of the metastasis-promoting protein S100A4. After receiving the prize he gave a lecture presenting his scientific achievements. Boye is a member of Gunhild Mælandsmo's group at the Department of Tumor Biology at the Institute for Cancer Research.
In recent years, Boye has been involved in several projects aiming to identify novel prognostic biomarkers in colorectal cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. He holds a shared position, working both as an oncologist in the Department of Oncology and as a post.doc at the Department of Tumor Biology.
With this award, The Norwegian Oncology Forum recognizes the importance of translational research, which is becoming even more important with the increased focus in personalized cancer medicine.
The prize sum of NOK 50.000 may be spent on equipment or scientific travel activity. Award winners must be younger than 40 years old, and as a main rule they must have presented their doctoral theses.
Home page of Gunhild Mælandsmo's group - Metastasis: biology and therapy
Department of Tumor Biology