Department of Tumor Biology

Department Head: Professor Gunhild M. Mælandsmo, PhD

Vision: To improve treatment of metastatic cancer.

Strategy: Through basic and translational research in the area of cancer biology and computational science we aim to improve systems understanding and identify novel interventions. We emphasize multidisciplinary competence and collaboration between researchers, clinicians and patients to stimulate the necessary synergy for improved cancer care.

Goal: Our goal is to identify candidate biomarkers and therapeutic targets, followed by validation in preclinical models and further translation to clinical trials.

Cultural values: We encourage a culture in the department based on visionary thinking, collaboration, curiosity and quality.

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Department of Tumour Biology comprises four research groups headed by the follwing leaders:

Translational Cancer Therapy Computational Cancer Genomics and Melanoma Systems Biology Molecular Biology of Sarcomas
Kjersti Flatmark
Eivind Hovig
Jørgen Wesche
Metastasis Biology and Experimental Therapeutics  
G.M. Mælandsmo


Contact information

Head of Department: Gunhild M. Mælandsmo, PhD

Department of Tumor Biology, Institute for Cancer Research

Oslo University Hospital Montebello, Box 4953 - Nydalen - 0424 Oslo, Norway

Telephone: (047) 22 78 18 79

Fax: (047) 22 78 18 95