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Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) is a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Medicine, 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. See the 1 minute video CCBIO in a Nutshell. Centre Director is Lars A. Akslen, Department of Clinical Medicine. Read about our research and activities in the CCBIO Annual Report.

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Jasanoff and Hilgartner on the stage.

Making Sense of Science and Making Sense of Life

Friday June 10th, CCBIO and the Holberg Prize hosted a Special Seminar with the 2022 Holberg Laureate, Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard University) in conversation with Stephen Hilgartner (Cornell University). The seminar was called “Can science make sense of life?”, referring to Jasanoff’s recent and...

Annual Symposium
Photo collage from the Annual CCBIO Symposium 2022.

Full house at long-awaited onsite CCBIO Symposium

The 10th CCBIO Annual Symposium took place at Solstrand Hotel May 10 and 11, 2022, finally as an onsite event, attracting about 200 onsite and 60 online, as the symposium was offered as a hybrid solution.

CCBIO-symposium 2022
Robert S. Langer

The Moderna-founder: – Look for the good role-models!

Researcher and co-founder of the biotech-company Moderna, Robert S. Langer, has met a lot of skepticism and rejection in his career. He explains the road to success with being stubborn, having courage to think big and to have good role-models.

Research School
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Strengthening the focus on Health Innovation

The PhD level course on Health Innovation, CCBIONEUR912, was kicked off November 8-9, 2021, at the facilities of the new medical incubator EITRI. CCBIONEUR912 is joining the course SDG900 as the second innovation course offering at UiB on the PhD level. It is the first PhD course on health...

TMS starting grant
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TMS Starting Grant to Carina Strell

The Trond Mohn Foundation has now announced that Carina Strell will be one of three candidates at the University of Bergen (UiB) to be awarded with a TMS starting grant, for her project Understanding Early Breast Cancer Evolution in Space and Time (EvoMaps). Strell has a long-term collaboration with...

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.