The Translational Cancer Research Day

The Translational Cancer Research Day is organized by the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University and the Regional Cancer Center North. Poster session with poster price and round table discussions. Plenary session with local and invited prominent cancer researchers.

Tid: 23 april 08:30 - 15:30

Plats: Via Zoom

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8.00–8.30 Zoom connection

8.30–8.45 Introduction

Anna-Lena Sunesson, RCC North and Anna Arnqvist, Associate Dean for Research, Umeå University

Chair: Richard Palmqvist

8.45–9.20 The ALASCCA Trial – Integrating personalized medicine and research into clinical praxis.

Anna Martling, Cancer researcher of the year 2021, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet. 

9.20–9.45 The building blocks of DNA and genome stability.

Andrei Chabes, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå University

9.45–11.00 Coffee break and Poster session

Chair: Ove Andrén

11.00–11.25 Clinical Cancer Trials as a basis for Translational Research.

Anders Widmark, Department of Radiation Sciences, Umeå University

11.30–12.30 Lunch

Chair: Marie Lundholm

12.30 – 12.55 New therapeutic strategies for treatment of metastatic cancer.

Jenny Persson, Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University

13.00–14.00 Round table discussions – How to make impact of translational cancer research.

14.00–14.20 Coffee break

Chair: Pernilla Wikström

14.20–14.45 Biomarkers for detecting cancer in a simple blood test – an overview.

Beatrice Melin, Department of Radiation Sciences, Umeå University

14.45–15.20 There is no way back, only a way forward – Survivorship after oesophageal cancer surgery.

Pernilla Lagergren, Surgical Care Science, Department of Molecular

Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet

15.20–15.30 Conclusion and poster prize

The meeting is free of charge.

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, before April 9th, to

The posters should be saved as high quality PDF.

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


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