The Norwegian Oncology Forum’s Young Researcher award 2012 to Kjetil Boye

Kjetil Boye and Tone Ikdahl from Onk. forum
Kjetil Boye and Tone Ikdahl from Onk. forum

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.

Kjetil Boye has for several years studied the biological function of the metastasis-promoting protein S100A4, focusing on signal transduction events and gene expression regulated by extracellular S100A4 in osteosarcoma cell lines. Further work identified that S100A4 was overexpressed in several tumor types, and nuclear S100A4 was subsequently identified as an important prognostic biomarker in colorectal cancer.

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.

Links:

Kjetil Boye

Home page of Gunhild Mælandsmo's group - Metastasis: biology and therapy

Department of Tumor Biology

Institute for Cancer Research

Onkologisk forum (The Norwegian Oncology Forum)



Kjetil Boye has received the award from Norwegian Oncology Forum\'s representative Tone Ikdahl (photo: Per Marius Didriksen)
Kjetil Boye has received the award from Norwegian Oncology Forum's representative Tone Ikdahl (photo: Per Marius Didriksen)

 

 
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