Cancer research is a growing field focusing on identifying causes of cancer as well as developing strategies for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The research ranges from epidemiology, molecular bioscience to clinical trials, and is therefore highly interdisciplinary. Today’s treatment includes surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy, but cancer research is in constant development, and in the later years the research focus has shifted towards therapies derived from biotechnology, such as gene therapy and cancer immunotherapy.
At this event the focus will be on cancer research taking place in the Copenhagen area including the University of Copenhagen, The Danish Cancer research Society (Kræftens Bekæmpelse) and the National Center for Cancer Immune Therapy at Herlev Hospital.
In 2017 The Danish Cancer Society was declared the strongest cancer research center in the world. Here Dr. Lisa Frankel, group leader for RNA and Autophagy, works with the understanding of fundamental mechanism in mammalian cells, and investigates how these become perturbed in the development of cancer. The group mainly focusses on autophagy, particularly the interplay between RNA, translation and autophagy.
At The National Center for Cancer Immune Therapy (CCIT) they have established groundbreaking immunotherapy to patients, and are pioneers in Denmark and Europe in modulating the different parts of the immune system in order to combat cancer. At this event PhD Fellows Kasper Mølgaard Jensen will give an insight into how CCIT exploits parts of the immune system to fight cancer.
At The Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen group leader for the NHE1 group, Prof. Stine Falsig Pedersen, focuses her research on the regulation of ion transport proteins with a focus on their roles in cancer development.
- 16:30-17:00: Doors opens. Time for Coffee and socializing.
- 17:00-18:00: Dr. Lisa Frankel from Danish Cancer Society
- 18:00-19:00: PhD Fellow Kasper Mølgaard from the National Center for Cancer Immune Therapy
- 19:00-19:30: Dinner
- 19:30-20:30: Prof. Stine Falsig Pedersen from The Department of Biology (KU)
- 20:30-21:00: Time for networking and goodbye
Where: The event will be hosted at the new CPSC building at Frederiksberg Campus (Thorvaldsensvej 40 1871 Frederiksberg)