About the Department
The Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine has more than 250 employees.
The department aims to conduct internationally outstanding research and education to increase the understanding of fundamental biological processes and clinical medicine, and thereby promote good public health and improve the treatment of patients.
The department teaches and gives supervision to medical students, as well as master students and PhD Candidates. Research topics comprise basic- and clinical research within oncology and mechanisms of cancer development, palliative medicine, haematology, dermatology and venereology, infectious disease, molecular cell biology, immunology, toxicology, gastroenterology and gastro surgery, experimental surgery, endocrinology, nephrology and urology.
The close cooperation between Trondheim University Hospital and the basic research groups greatly facilitate translational research, a major priority in the department.
The department's research groups are organised in five departmental units:
Unit manager: Bjørn Henning Grønberg
Unit manager: Ingunn Bakke