Joint Oslo Cancer Cluster and CCBIO R&D Network and Networking Lunch in Bergen

Event Details

The theme for this R&D Network Meeting including a networking lunch in Bergen is *Personalised cancer therapy: repurposing and in vitro drug screen*.

Please find  the program here and register for the meeting below. Please register for lunch specifically.


Moderator: Bjørn Tore Gjertsen, Co-Director and Professor, Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO)


10:30–11:00 Registration and coffee


11:00–11:10 Welcome and introduction

Ketil Widerberg, General Manager Oslo Cancer Cluster and Bjørn Tore Gjertsen, CCBIO


11:10 – 11:25 Setting the scene: Repurposing in glioblastoma – clinical considerations and novel insights?

Per Øyvind Enger, UiB and Haukeland University Hospital


11:25 – 11:35 Setting the scene: the patient perspective

Lars Haakon Søraas


11:35–12:15 Repurposing and clinical trials in cancer – academic trials from a charity perspective

Pan Pantziarka, AnticancerFund, UK


12:15 – 13:15 NETWORKING LUNCH


13:15–13:30 Sarcoma therapy development: Next gen sequencing and implications for drug choice

Eva Wessel Stratford, Oslo University Hospital


13:30 – 13:45 Drug screening for acute myeloid leukemia patients

Jorrit Enserink, Oslo University Hospital


13:45–14:00 In vitro drug screen in B-cell malignancies

Kjetil Taskén, Norwegian Center for Molecular Medicine (NCMM), Oslo


14:00–14:15 Biotech perspective – Case Study

Emmet Mc Cormack, Kinn Therapeutics, Bergen


14:15 – 14:30 COFFEE BREAK

Opportunity for CCBIO Seminar participants to join the program


14:30 – 14:55 International Keynote: In vitro drug screen in acute myeloid leukemia

Caroline Heckman, FIMM, Helsinki


14:55 – 15:15 Case study: Repurposing of Quinacrine for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia

Anna Eriksson, Uppsala University, Dept. of Medical Sciences


15:15 – 15:30 Drug repurposing: an opportunity for developing better drugs for children with cancer

Cesare Spadoni, Chairman aPODD (accelerating Paediatric Oncology Drug Development)


15:30 – 16:00 Discussion and Wrap up


For any questions, please contact Jutta Heix ( or Samantha Scarlett (


Please register below already. Lunch will be served all participants.

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