Home

Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO

Main content

Collage of photos from CCBIO situations; research, teaching, symposia.

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.

Project managers
CCBIO's principal investigators:

News
Collage of photos from the Scanpath meeting, with people interacting.

Record attendance at this year’s SCANPATH meeting

CCBIO hosted the 6th SCANPATH meeting – Scandinavian Seminar on Translational Pathology – on November 14 and 15 at Solstrand Hotel, close to Bergen (Norway). Top Scandinavian tumor pathologist and pre-clinical scientists came to present and discuss tissue-based studies of tumor mechanisms and...

News
Photo of a slide of Christiane's presentaion and her on the stage giving a talk.

Cancer research grant to PhD Candidate Christiane H. Gjerde

Christiane Helgestad Gjerde, PhD candidate in the Bjørge and McCormack groups at CCBIO and the Department of Clinical Science, was awarded with the Kolbjørn Brambani Cancer Research Grant 2022 at the Onkologisk Forum meeting November 17.

News
SFF Initiative

BCEPS is awarded Centre of Excellence Status

The results are out and BCEPS is one of two centres at the University of Bergen to receive Centre of Excellence (SFF) status from the Research Council of Norway.

Research project
Futuristic image of glow-in-the-dark spot in an organ.

Next generation of medical fluorescence imaging

The McCormack group at CCBIO and the Department of Clinical Science is now launching the EU collaboration project CoDaFlight (Colouring the Dark in Fluorescence light), financed by the EU Pathfinder program. This project has the promise to develop the next generation of medical fluorescence imaging.

research project
Two researchers in the lab, studying the research material.

3D-printing live tumors in vulvar cancer project

A collaboration project on vulvar cancer between the Bjørge, Costea and Mustafa groups are using a 3D bioprinter to print tiny vulvar cancer tumors with live support tissue, for more realistic testing of which therapy will give the best response.

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.