Genome Biology Group

Rolf I. Skotheim

We investigate cancer genomes by integrated computational and laboratory based approaches. Our aim is to identify and characterise critical genes involved in the cancer development. Such genes may serve as diagnostic or prognostic biomarkers and also as targets for future molecularly tailored therapy. Our studies are mainly focused on prostate, colorectal and testicular cancers.

The group is member of the K. G. Jebsen Research Centre for Colorectal Cancer.

Prostate cancer
Colorectal cancer
Testicular germ cell tumour

RNA variation, aberrant splicing and source of cancer biomarkers
Fusion genes, identification of novel oncogenic chimeric RNA molecules
Interfocal heterogeneity of prostate cancer

Contact information:

Department of Molecular Oncology, Institute for Cancer Research
Oslo University Hospital, Norwegian Radium Hospital
P.O.Box 4953 Nydalen, NO-0424 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 2278 1727 / +47 2293 4000
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