Institute for Cancer Research

Kjetil Taskén
Instiute head

Institute for Cancer Research has since its foundation in 1954 played a central role within the field of cancer research both in Norway and internationally. The Institute has seven research departments and more than 320 employees, master students included. About 70% of the employees and projects are externally funded. Read more

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PANCAIM: A European consortium to improve pancreatic cancer treatment with artificial intelligence optimizing, integrating genomics and medical imaging

PANCAIM will optimize and integrate genomics and imaging phenomics using artificial intelligence (AI). The aim is to help clinical decision-makers to give the right treatment to the right patients at the right time. The PANCAIM project was granted >8 M€ where >1 M€ was granted OUS.

The PANCAIMs OUS team: Tero Aittokallio, Elin Kure, Gry A. Geitvik, Caroline Verbeke and Knut Jørgen Labori.

Fridtjof Nansen award 2021 for excellent research to Harald A. Stenmark

Harald A. Stenmark
Harald A. Stenmark

The Fridtjof Nansen award for excellence in science is for 2021 awarded to Professor Harald Alfred Stenmark for his outstanding research in the field of cellular and molecular biology, with particular focus on cancer research.

This prestigious prize is awarded to a Norwegian scientist, or a scientist residing in Norway, for scientific contributions of a high-level international importance. The award is given to inspire further work.

The award ceremony takes place at the annual meeting of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in May.

Awarded 9 million NOK to study autophagy in prostate cancer

Nikolai Engedal
Nikolai Engedal

Nikolai Engedal was recently awarded 9 million NOK in Open project support from The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst) 2020 call. The project aims to unravel the role of autophagy in prostate cancer formation and progression, to discover prognostic autophagy-related gene signatures and markers, and to identify autophagy-modulating drugs that can reduce cancer cell aggressiveness. Engedal is now starting up a project group in Eivind Hovig’s group at the Department of Tumor Biology.

Project from Weyergangs project group admitted to SPARK Norway

Anette Weyergang
Anette Weyergang

In the project entitled "A Novel Biomarker for Antibody Drug Conjugates" Weyergang and her team seeks to develop a diagnostic tool for better stratification of patients to novel targeted therapeutics including antibody drug conjugates.

SPARK is a Life Science`s innovation program build to increase the success rate of projects with high potential impact, addressing critical unmet needs. Project teams admitted to SPARK will be educated and advised on relevant processes for commercialization of their idea. They will also receive financial support (up to 500 000 NOK per year- maximum two years based on the accomplishment of milesones). 

Sigrid S. Skånland appointed project group leader

Sigrid S. Skånland
Sigrid S. Skånland

Researcher Sigrid S. Skånland has been appointed project group leader in the group of Kjetil Taskén at the Department of Cancer Immunology, Institute for Cancer Research.
Her research group will focus on developing functional precision medicine for haematological cancers, in particular the B-cell malignancy chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). By performing functional analyses including ex vivo drug sensitivity screening and single cell signaling analyses, her aim is to identify biomarker signatures that can predict treatment outcomes for the individual patient.

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