The Cancer Registry has several current projects focusing on cancer biomarkers. The goal of these projects is to identify, develop and validate biological markers that can be used for early detection and increase knowledge about the mechanisms behind cancer development.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common group of viruses that, in the most severe cases, can lead to cancer in the cervix, as well as other organs. The Cancer Registry is involved in several projects that aim to increase knowledge about HPV.
Machine learning in cancer research
Machine learning has gained popularity because data availability is growing quickly. Many of the Cancer Registry's projects use large datasets and our use of machine learning for research is increasing
Medication use and cancer
The Cancer Registry of Norway conducts several research studies focusing on how the use of different medications affects the risk of cancer in the population.
Occupation and environmental exposure
The Cancer Registry has a long tradition of research on cancer risk among various occupational groups, and since the 1970s, occupational and environmental exposure and cancer risk have been a key research topic at the Cancer Registry.
Physical activity and diet
Lifestyle factors such as physical activity and diet have been shown to affect the risk of several cancers. The Cancer Registry has several current projects examining the relationship between fitness and physical activity, diet and cancer risk.
Screening-based research is critical for the continuous development and improvement of our screening programs. This research also increase our knowledge about early diagnosis and the precursors of cancer.