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Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO

Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) is a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen. 

The center is working on new cancer biomarkers and targeted therapy, and has particular focus on mechanisms that show how cancer cells are affected by the microenvironment in the tumors, and what significance this has for cancer proliferation and poor prognosis. Centre Director is Lars A. Akslen, Department of Clinical Medicine.

Project managers
CCBIO has eight principal investigators, and three associated investigators:

KLINBEFORSK-funding

17 million to CCBIO project

The regional health authorities' joint program for clinical therapy research (KLINBEFORSK) has February 27th 2017 allocated in total 124 million NOK to seven large research projects. The projects are closely linked to patient care and the requirements of the specialist health services. One of...

publication

What is responsible cancer research?

Responsible cancer research should combine biomedical research activities with critical analysis of the same research, says CCBIO's Roger Strand and Lars A. Akslen in a recently published "perspectives" piece in the Norwegian medical journal "Tidsskriftet for Den norske...

thon-funding 2017

Award ceremony at the University Aula in Oslo

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, this year's Thon funding was presented to the awardees at the University Aula in Oslo. CCBIO's Lars A. Akslen and Elisabeth Wik attended the prestigious ceremony to receive a grant in the category of national research-based teaching.

new doctorate

The hunt for the secret nano-tunnels of leukemia cells

Maria Omsland defended Friday 03.02.2017 her dissertation «Investigation of the intercellular structure tunneling nanotube (TNT) in leukemia» at the University of Bergen.

new doctorate

Blood cells as sensor for environmental impact

André Sulen defended 09.12.16 his PhD dissertation "Leukocyte p38 and p53 proteins after environmental exposure; variation, associations and applicability" at the University of Bergen.

Shortcuts: Read CCBIO's Annual Reports and the CCBIO Newsletter

CCBIO is established in 2013 by the Research Council of Norway in collaboration with the University of Bergen. Other important sources of financial support are Helse Vest and the Norwegian Cancer Society. CCBIO is part of the Research Council of Norway's Centres of Excellence (CoE) scheme. The scheme organizes the activities of Norway’s foremost scientific circles in centres to achieve ambitious scientific objectives through collaboration and long-term basic funding.