Department of Tumor Biology
Department Head: Professor Gunhild M. Mælandsmo, PhD
Department of Tumour Biology comprises four research groups:
- Translational Cancer Therapy, headed by Professor Kjersti Flatmark (MD, PhD)
- Computational Cancer Genomics and Melanoma Systems Biology, headed by Professor Eivind Hovig (PhD)
- Molecular Biology of Sarcomas, headed by Jørgen Wesche (PhD)
- Metastasis Biology and Experimental Therapeutics,, headed by Professor Gunhild M. Mælandsmo (PhD)
|Eivind Hovig||Jørgen Wesche||G.M. Mælandsmo|
Our vision is to enhance the understanding of mechanisms involved in cancer progression and metastasis - and to utilize this knowledge to improve cancer treatment.
Department of Tumor Biology emphasizes translational research in order to enhance the understanding of mechanisms involved in cancer progression and metastasis. Two main pillars in our research program are cancer genomics and investigations on biological features causing metastatic disease.
Our aim is to identify candidate biomarkers and therapeutic targets, followed by validation in preclinical models and clinical trials.