Departments and reseachers

The Cancer Registry of Norway is a considerable actor within the field of cancer research, and not least registry based research.
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On this page you can read about how the research at the Cancer Registry is divided into different units.

You will also find an overview of all our researchers and research staff.

The research takes place in all parts of the organisation - although most of the reseach is, naturally, done in the Research Department.

Department of Research

Section of epidemiology and prevention

The research projects range from classical epidemiology to molecular and clinical epidemiology. The section's research projects are aimed at primary and secondary cancer prevention.

Read more about the Cancer Registry's reseach on etiological cancer here

Section of molecular epidemiology and infections

The section's activities focus on molecular markers and infections related to the risk of cancer development and early detection, with the goal of improving cancer prevention.

Read more about the Cancer Registry's research on molecular epidemiology and prevention here

Section of administration and research support

The section's purpose is to conduct effective research support with high quality, as well as to provide administrative assistance to the department management. The group consists of research advisors, data managers and statisticians.

Read more about the administration and research support section here

Department of registration

Section of analysis and research

The section covers two important purposes for the Cancer Registry; information and research. The section produces statistics for the national quality registries, and is also responsible for the production of Cancer in Norway, the Cancer Registry's annual report on the cancer picture in Norway. The group focuses on cancer burden and clinical cancer epidemiology.

Read more about the Section of analysis and research here

Screening programs

The Cancer Registry is responsible for administration, quality assurance and further development of the organised public screening programmes in the field of cancer. This also involves an extensive degree of research, to improve screening even more. The goal is to find cancer early enough - and avoid harm in the process. As of today, there are two established screening programs in Norway, as well as a program that is being planned.

Read more about the programs here:

BreastScreen Norway

CervicalScreen Norway

ColorectalScreen Norway

Research topics and projects

At the Cancer Registry, research is taking place in a number of areas. An overview of topics and projects can be found here:

Read more about our research on our theme pages!

See all Cancer Registry research projects here

Our research staff

The Cancer Registry has close to 40 researchers, postdoctoral fellows and PhD candidates.

Their academic interests and project areas span a range of fields - from traditional epidemiology to new technology in machine learning, biostatistics and genetics.

Get to know them and their disciplines better here:

Researchers, PhDs, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Support

Giske Ursin

Director

Mari Nygård

Researcher and head of Department of Research
Telephone: (+47) 22928851

Bjørn Møller

Head of Department of registration
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 88 63

Jan F. Nygård

Head of Department of Registry Informatics
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 10

Solveig Hofvind

Head of BreastScreen Norway
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 88 28
Mobile: (+47) 40645346

Ameli Tropé

Head of CervicalScreen Norway
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 23
Mobile: (+47) 906 55 041

Kristin Ranheim Randel

Head of Section for colorectal cancer screening
Telephone: (+47) 22928889
Mobile: (+47) 95998465

Bettina Kulle Andreassen

Senior Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 88 82

Edoardo Botteri

Senior Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 80

Espen Enerly

Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 88 00

Hilde Langseth

Researcher and head of section and Janus serum bank
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 31

Inger Kristin Larsen

Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 37

Jo S Stenehjem

Senior Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 86

Kristina Kjærheim

Senior researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 49

Nathalie Støer

Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 89 34

Paula Berstad

Senior Research Scientist
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 35

Renée Turzanski Fortner

Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22928802

Ståle Nygård

Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22928717

Thea E. Hetland Falkenthal

Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 88 53

Tom Børge Johannesen

Deputy Head, Registry Department
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 16
Mobile: (+47) 408 79 883

Tom K Grimsrud

Senior researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 88 52

Tor Åge Myklebust

Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22928702

Trine Rounge

Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 34

Trude Eid Robsahm

Researcher and Head of section
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 32

Steffan Daniel Bos-Haugen

Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22928776

Marcin Wojewodzic

Senior researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22928951

Ane Sørlie Kværner

Postdoctoral
Telephone: (+47) 22928960

Anne Holck Storås

Postdoctoral researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22928968

Gunvor Aasbø

Postdoctoral
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 89 19

Helga Helseth Hektoen

Postdoctoral researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 89 21

Luca Pestarino

Postdoctoral researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 88 49

Lukas Løfling

Researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22928766

Nadia Iqbal

PhD candidate
Telephone: (+47) 22928789

Nataliia Moshina

Postdoctoral fellow
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 77

Niki Marjerrison

Postdoc
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 89 70

Nita Kaupang Shala

PhD
Telephone: (+47) 22928948

Reza Ghiasvand

Postdoctoral researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22928958

Ronnie Babigumira

PhD
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 88 08

Sameer Bhargava

Postdoctoral
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 89 09

Sara Nafisi

PhD
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 63

Sina Rostami

Postdoctoral researcher
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 71

Behzad Heibati

Postdoctoral researcher

Yngvar Nilssen

Advisor
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 03

Sophie Berger

Special Adviser - Head of Section
Telephone: (+47) 22928767
Mobile: (+47) 93895664

Elen Johanne Lahlum

Advisor
Telephone: (+47) 22928774

Eva Wessel Stratford

Special Adviser, HPV Research
Telephone: (+47) 22928986

Jan Ivar Martinsen

Special Adviser
Telephone: (+47) 22928798

Kaitlyn Tsuruda

Advisor
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 89 07

Katarina Baumgarten Skogstrøm

Advisor
Telephone: (+47) 229 28 983

Kristin Haugan

Advisor
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 88 18

Margrethe Meo

Advisor
Telephone: (+47) 22928850

Marie Gulla

Advisor
Telephone: (+47) 22928738

Marianne Lauritzen

Special Adviser
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 88 16

Svein Hansen

Advisor
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 88

Tina Sture

Advisor
Telephone: (+47) 22928795

Tom Nilsen

Advisor/Project Coordinator
Telephone: (+47) 22928813

Tove Anita Slyngstad

Advisor
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 88 33

Marie Udnesseter Lie

Data manager
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 89 91

Mieke Louwe

Advisor/Project Coordinator
Telephone: (+47) 22 92 87 65