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Projects

Breast compression in BreastScreen Norway

This PhD-project focus on the radiographic issues of mammographic screening, and aims to investigate how breast compression is performed in clinical practice of breast cancer screening today.

The offshore cohort

It is known that some of the chemical substances in oil can be carcinogenic. The purpose of these studies is to study the prevalence of cancer among Norwegian Offshore workers and study possible relationships between exposure from the working environment and the development of cancer.

Cancer and pregnancy

Do cancer during pregnancy influence the prognosis? Is the risk of pregnancy and delivery complications increased for women with pregnancies after cancer? If pre-eclampsia have protective effects on the life-time risk of getting breast cancer, do breast cancer survivors with a history of pre-eclampsia have a better prognosis than those without pre-eclampsia in the past?

Effectivness of tomosynthesis in breast cancer screening

An international study that will investigate whether tomosynthesis is a better screening technique for breast cancer than standard digital mammography.

Sequencing HPV for biomarker discovery

HPVseq is an cross-institutional research group with three the main goals, To discover HPV biomarkers, delineate HPV evolution and develop HPV detection and characterization methods.

JanusRNA - identification of early cancer biomarkers

RNA are involved in numerous cellular processes in cancer development. We are currently investigating RNA as early detection and potential screening biomarkers of cancer.

Long-term effects following treatment of screen-detected versus symptomatic breast cancer

In this postdoctoral project, we will investigate whether the long-term quality of life among breast cancer survivors is better in women with breast cancer detected by screening mammography compared to women with breast cancer detected due to symptoms.

Machine Learning in BreastScreen Norway

- A research project aimed at improving the efficiency and quality of the national screening program – BreastScreen Norway - by combining automatic image analysis and radiological expertise.

Machine learning to assist radiologists in BreastScreen Norway

-          A research project aimed at investigating advantages and disadvantages of integrating a machine learning system for automatic interpretation of screening mammograms in BreastScreen Norway

The microbiome as a colorectal cancer screening biomarker

Presence of certain bacteria in the gut are strongly associated with colorectal cancer. This project is a sub-study within the Bowel Cancer Screening in Norway (BCSN) trial that aims to discover gut microbiota biomarkers for colorectal cancer screening.

Nordpred: Prediction of cancer incidence in the Nordic countries up to the year 2020

The Nordic cancer registries have carried out a larger study to calculate the cancer incidence in the Nordic countries up through the year 2020. In this study the number of new cancer cases in Norway is estimated to increase with 42% for males and 36% for females. The escalation in cancer cases is mainly due to the ageing of the population, while a smaller part of the increase are due to an increase in risk.

NORCCAP - a randomized study on SCREENING for colorectal cancer

NORCCAP (Norwegian Colorectal Cancer Prevention) is a randomized study on screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) and adenomatous polyps (potential precursor lesions for colorectal cancer). The project arose from an initiative made by the Norwegian Gastrointestinal Cancer Group (NGICG) and the Norwegian Cancer Society with funding from the Norwegian Cancer Society and the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.

Over- and underdiagnosis in BreastScreen Norway

A PhD project will investigate aspects of over- and underdiagnosis in BreastScreen Norway. The goal of the project is to add to what is known about the potential harms of mammographic screening.

Physical activity, fitness and cancer

Based on data from the "Oslo Ischemia Cohort" and The Cancer Registry of Norway, this study aim to assess relationships between physical activity, fitness and cancer.

How likely are benign breast disease and premalignant lesions to progress to invasive breast cancer?

This postdoc project will estimate the risk of developing invasive breast cancer among Norwegian women with prior benign breast disease or premalignant breast lesions, and study risk factors for progression.

Prescribed drugs and cutaneous melanoma

Sun exposure is the most important risk factor of cutaneous melanoma, but several studies have suggested that some prescripted drugs also may play a part. This project aims to investigaste if prescripted drugs influence the risk of, and death due to cutaneous melanoma and provide better and more targeted prevention of cutaneous melanoma through the identification of high-risk persons.

Tomosynthesis – the future screening tool for breast cancer?

The tomosynthesis studies in Bergen, the To-Be studies, are aimed at investigating whether screening with digital breast tomosynthesis is a better screening tool than standard digital mammography for BreastScreen Norway.

Vitamin D, obesity and cutaneous malignant melanoma

Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma is largely caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR). UVR is also our main source of vitamin D,which have been associated with reduced risk of some cancers. The situation for melanoma is unclear, as both low and high vitamin D levels have been associated with increased risk.