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Awards at Frontiers in Cancer Research and Therapy 2015

BEST POSTER

has been awarded to Cinzia Bersani and co-workers

BEST EMPLOYEE

has been awarded to Kristina Witt

“for going above and beyond the normal duties of a PhD employee. The "above and beyond" attitude that Kristina displays is an attitude that should be awarded to indicate that the department values employees that find solutions to problems not necessarily within their work description and would like to stimulate this approach to working together to ensure that Oncology-Pathology stays a top notch research institute”

The PEDAGOGIC PRIZE

Has been awarded to Svetlana Bajalica Lagercrantz

“for her incredible devotion, passion and ability to communicate knowledge in the most appealing and interesting way”

The SCIENTIFIC PRIZE

has been awarded to Mahdi Mojallal and Yujuan Zheng

This study demonstrates that expression of the AmotL2 protein is associated with tumor progression and poor survival in human breast and colon cancers, and that hypoxia-induced AmotL2 expression deregulates cell polarity and enhances tumor invasion.

The publication is a ground-breaking study that bridges basic science and clinical oncology, and provides new knowledge that should ultimately benefit cancer patients. Thus, it superbly fulfils the translational vision of the Dept. of Oncology-Pathology.

has also been awarded to Xiaonan Zhang and collaborators

This study describes screening and identification of VLX600, a small molecule that targets mitochondria and preferentially kills quiescent tumor cells in metabolically compromised microenvironments. This represents an exciting new strategy for efficient cancer therapy. The publication is a ground-breaking study that bridges basic science and clinical oncology, and provides new knowledge that should ultimately benefit cancer patients. Thus, it superbly fulfils the translational vision of the Dept. of Oncology-Pathology.