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Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO

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. Centre Director is Lars A. Akslen, Department of Clinical Medicine. Read about our research and activities in the CCBIO Annual Report.

Project managers
CCBIO has eight principal investigators:

research – liquid biopsy

Potential game changer in cancer testing

May and Solstrand showed off with blue skies and warm sunshine when CCBIO hosted the Liquid Biopsy Symposium May 22nd, a satellite symposium to the 6th CCBIO Annual Symposium 2018.

Sabbatical report

On sabbatical in Uppsala and California.

CCBIO PI Rolf Reed is currently on a sabbatical stay in the US, and we have asked him to share his experience with us.

Staff exchange report

Expat life in Paris – La belle vie à Paris

Former CCBIO Postdoc Agnete Engelsen was awarded a FRIPRO mobility grant from NFR/ MCA COFUND and is currently resident in France with her family to embark on exciting research projects with distinguished collaborators at Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus Grand Paris. We asked her to report of her life...

Student exchange

Guest students from Armenia in oral pathology project

Currently UiB/CCBIO have two PhD guest students from Armenia within a collaboration project promoting oral pathology and research (Eurasia program).

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.