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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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Top scientists at fully digital CCBIO Symposium

A broad range of renowned international cancer scientists give talks at this year's CCBIO Annual Symposium, which for the very first time is held as an online event.

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Research school collaboration between centers of excellence

CCBIO initiated its research school – CCBIO Research School for Cancer Studies (RSCS) – very early on, and the RSCS has since the startup in 2014 undergone a steady progress and expansion of the course portfolio. Now that CCBIO’s parent department the Department of Clinical Medicine has been...

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Excitement and international participation at the first fully web-based version of CCBIO905

CCBIO’s PhD course CCBIO905 Methods in Cancer Biomarker Research was for the first time run on a digital platform October 27-29, 2020. The course was well attended, 80 participants followed selected lectures for non-ECTS participation, and 34 students completed the course with ECTS credits. The...

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Image guided cytoreduction of ovarian cancer

CCBIO Postdoc Katrin Kleinmanns, together with CCBIO PhD Katharina Bischoff and Researcher Vibeke Fosse, recently published 2 articles in EBioMedicine. Their work describing CD24-targeted near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging in patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models of high-grade serous ovarian...

CCBIO International Faculty
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Bringing Philosophy of Science to the CCBIO Table

The CCBIO International Faculty was established to support the Centre through active collaborations and strategic advice. In addition to the 13 already affiliated members, we have now recruited a new member, Marta Bertolaso from Rome, Italy, and have the pleasure of presenting her and her unique...

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.