The main focus of this department is research and teaching related to cancer.
At the Department of Oncology-Pathology, basic, translational and clinical research and educational activities related to cancer is carried out.
Jonas Bergh, Arne Östman and Johan Hartman has been involved in a study suggesting that cells of tumour blood vessels contribute to a local environment protecting the cancer cells from tumour-killing immune cells. The results have been published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute and can contribute to the development of better immune-based cancer therapies.
Janne Lehtiö is one of 15 researchers which are appointed as Research Infrastructure Fellows by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. The researchers will share a grant of 225 million SEK.
Jonas Bergh has been appointed as a member of the scientific council of the cancer group of WHO, The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
Xiaonan Zhang, Yumeng Mao and Na Wang, all at the Department of Oncology-Pathology has received "The 2014 National Award for outstanding self-financed Chinese students study abroad" from the Chinese government.