Translationell forskningsenhet kopplad till institutionen och CancerCentrum vid Norrlands universitetssjukhus. Vid laboratoriet arbetar pre-kliniska forskare sida vid sida med kliniska onkologer vilket skapar en mycket dynamisk och stimulerande miljö.
The Oncology Research Laboratory at Umeå University is a translational research unit associated with the Oncology Clinic at the University Hospital of Northern Sweden.
Both basic scientists and clinicians are working in close collaboration, thereby creating a translational and highly stimulating environment.
The laboratory is focusing on both basic and applied aspects of tumor biology. It is a well-equipped state-of-the-art cell and molecular biology laboratory with access to the university's animal facility including modern small animal imaging equipment for MRI, PET/CT, luminescence, and ultrasound.
Researchers at the laboratory discovered and pioneered work on the human tumor suppressor LRIG1 [for review, see ref. 1] and also recently contributed to the demonstration of the potential of using thrombocytes for the analysis of nucleic acid tumor biomarkers [e.g., ref. 2].
Researchers at the laboratory are also studying the molecular epidemiology of human cancer and other diseases [Regionalt Cancercentrum Norr].