King Olav V's annual prize for cancer research 2007 was on June 14th awarded to Professor Ragnhild A. Lothe from the Department of Cancer Prevention at the Institute for Cancer Research, Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet. King Harald V presented Professor Lothe with this prestigious prize, which is funded by Norwegian Cancer Society.
Ragnhild A. Lothe is recognised for her studies on the genetics and epigenetics of human solid tumours, with special emphasis on colorectal cancer, testicular cancer, and peripheral nerve sheath tumours. To gain knowledge of the complex dynamics of cancer development her research team has combined large-scale and detailed biology research using in vitro models and clinical samples.
Lothe's goal is to bring the obtained information into molecularly assisted diagnostics, which ultimately may be useful for therapeutic decision-making.
The home pages of Ragnhild Lothe's group - Group of Molecular Cancer Genetics (radium.no/lothe)
The Department of Cancer Prevention
Institute for Cancer Research
The Norwegian Cancer Society, English pages
News articles (in Norwegian):
From the www.kongehuset.no home page:
From the Rikshospitalet-Radiumhosptialet home page:
Professor Ragnhild Lothe fikk Kong Olav Vs kreftforskningspris
From the web pages of the Norwegian Cancer Society:
Forskningspris til tarmkreftforsker
Forskning som redder liv - viktige funn kan gi en enkel test for kreft