Translational Cancer Research Day

The annual Cancer Research Day is organized by the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University and the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) North. Poster session with poster prize and short oral presentations. Plenary session with local and invited prominent cancer researchers.

Tid: 6 maj 08:30 - 15:30

Plats: Betula, the University Hospital, Umeå

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8.00 – 8.30 Registration and Zoom connection

8.30 – 8.40 Introduction. Anna-Lena Sunesson, RCC North

Chair: Ove Andrén

8.40 – 9.15 ProtonCare – Research in health and care science on patients experiences of receiving radiation therapy. Karin Ahlberg, Institute of Health and Care, University of Gothenburg

9.15 – 9.50 Targeted radionuclide therapy for treatment of disseminated cancer. Eva Forssell Aronsson, Department of Medical Radiation Sciences, University of Gothenburg

9.50 – 11.00 Coffee break and Poster session

Chair: Sofia Halin Bergström

11.00 – 11.30 Short talks

11.30 – 12.00 Targeting the tumor stroma in pancreatic cancer. Daniel Öhlund, Department of Radiation Sciences, Umeå University

12.00 – 13.15    Lunch  

Chair: Richard Palmqvist

13.15 – 13.45 Nerve-tumor interactions in cancer progression. Sara Wilson, Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB), Umeå University

13.45 – 14.15 Can the biology of metastases be determined by analyzing primary tumors? Anders Bergh, Department of Medical Biosciences, Umeå University

14.15 – 14.45    Coffee break

Chair: Elin Thysell

14.45 – 15.20 AI-based precision pathology: cost-effective stratification of cancer patients at scale. Mattias Rantalainen, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet

15.20 – 15.30 Conclusion and poster prize

Information for poster presenters

All participants are encouraged to present a poster. The best poster presented at the meeting will be awarded a RCC-sponsored travel grant worth 10 000 SEK.

Please submit your poster made in portrait format, max width: 90 cm, max height: 120 cm and high quality PDF.

Those who wish to have their posters printed, free of charge, by RCC must submit their poster before April 19th, to

The posters will also be published on a web page that are not public, and removed one week after the Translation Cancer Research day.