Funding from the Pink Ribbon campaign to V. N. Kristensen and T. Sørlie

Vessela N. Kristensen and Therese Sørlie from the Department of Genetics at the Institute for Cancer Research have been awarded funding from the Pink Ribbon campaign.

Vessela N. Kristensens project "The genetic "Make up" of cancer patients; Relation to clinical course and treatment." has received NOK 125.000 and Therese Sørlie's project "Molecular portraits of breast cancer: Translating genomics to the clinical practice" has received NOK 200.000.
The Pink Ribbon is an internationally recognised symbol that represents hope and awareness for those affected by breast cancer. It is a people movement organization to increase attention and to combat this disease.

In Norway the Pink Ribbon campaign has been organized since 1999. The campaign for 2005 has aimed to increase the knowledge of breast cancer and to raise funds for research in this field. These funds go directly to breast cancer research and breast cancer related projects.

The Norwegian association for breast cancer opereated women (FFB) and the Norwegian Cancer Society unite every year in October to focus on breast cancer, treatment and prevention.


The Department. of Genetics
Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale's group
Vessela N. Kristensen's group
Therese Sørlie

The Norwegian Cancer Society

Foreningen for brystkreftopererte kviinner (FBB) (in Norwegian)