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Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO

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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. 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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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
Bertolaso on stage teaching.

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...

CCBIO/INTPART project
Map position and line between Bergen and Boston

Continued support from RCN and DIKU for the CCBIO-Harvard INTPART project

CCBIO applied for and recently received continued support from the Research Council of Norway (RCN) and the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU) for phase 2 of the INTPART project: “Bergen-Harvard Cancer Studies phase 2: Continued...

Medical Student Research Program
Young researchers in the lab.

Rewarding to have Medical Student Research Program students in the research group

Since CCBIO was established five years ago, 17 students in the Medical Student Research Program have been affiliated to the center's research groups, and several have proceeded to a PhD degree. The students in the program are genuinely interested and dedicated, but also lacking research...

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.