Presentation prize for CCBIO medical research student
Medical research student (Forskerlinjestudent) Amalie A. Svanøe was awarded with 3rd best oral presentation at joint International Congress of the International Academy of Pathology and the European Congress of Pathology, which took place in Cologne, Germany, September 25-29, 2016.
More than 4000 people participated in the congress. Amongst approximately 1500 abstracts that were submitted, Amalie was invited to present her research project “Age-related gene expression patterns and subtype profile in breast cancer” as oral presentation in the breast cancer session, where she presented her project in an excellent manner. She was further, together with five other candidates, singled out to present her project again, in plenary assembly during the closing ceremony, where she was awarded prize for 3rd best oral presentation.
The work Svanøe presented is a study of young breast cancer patients, combining clinico-pathologic data and gene expression studies, exploring features of the patients and the breast cancer tumors, that contributes to the more aggressive breast cancer seen in some of the young women compared to older breast cancer patients. Svanøe found loss of estrogen receptor, hereditary breast cancer, and stem cell programs being enriched in the group of young breast cancer patients.
Amalie A. Svanøe is medical student at the 3rd year of her studies. She attends the Medical research student program (Forskerlinjestudent), and is doing her research project in the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO), University of Bergen, with Elisabeth Wik and Lars A. Akslen as supervisors.