Department of Oncology is located at two sites, The Norwegian Radiumhospital and Ullevål. The department is constantly carrying out intensive research on new cancer treatment methods.
The development of new treatments are initially taking place in laboratories by experimenting on isolated cells, tissue and in animal models. Drugs showing promising activities in the model systems are then tested out thoroughly in clinical studies on patients with cancer. A large number of the patients in the department are participating in various clinical studies.