K.G.Jebsen Colorectal Cancer Research Centre opened

Professor Ragnhild A. Lothe, Head of Dept of Cancer Prevention at Oslo University Hospital, will lead the new K.G.Jebsen Colorectal Cancer Research Centre that officially opened late August. The center was recently appointed in strong competition with other outstanding scientific environments.

A strong interdiciplinary team of PIs: Professor Michael Bretthauer (gastroenetrologist), Professor Arild Nesbakken (surgeon), Professor Kjell Tveit (oncologist), ass. Professor Rolf I Skotheim (bioinformatics) was co-applicants. The colorectal cancer research centre will focus on improving the methods for diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer and will receive 16 mill NOK over a 4-year period from the K.G. Jebsen Foundation.


Publication in NEJM on opening day
“I believe that this new centre may stimulate young medical doctors and researchers to become interested in this serious disease, which is the second most common cancer type in Europe, where only half of the patients survive,” says Lothe. She is also a member of the Board of Oslo Cancer Cluster and has been so for several years.

On the opening day Michael Bretthauer (in the middle of picture) published research on risk of developing colorectal cancer in New England Journal of Medicine, read more on this here.