Patient information

Oslo Cancer Cluster’s vision is to improve the lives of cancer patients. We do this by accelerating the development of new cancer diagnostics and medicines – mostly through wide dissemination of knowledge and innovations.

The management team of the cluster does not engage directly with patient care or cancer patients. If you have any patient-related questions, please contact your General Physician and our member the Norwegian Cancer Society (Kreftforeningen). This is the Norwegian cancer patient organization.

However, several of the issues we work for in Oslo Cancer Cluster are directly patient-related, such as clinical trials.

Clinical trials

Oslo Cancer Cluster would like to implement a governmental system that gives all cancer patients the right to get assessed for the inclusion to a clinical trial. We also work hard to increase the number of oncology clinical trials in Norway and the Nordic region, both investigator driven and industry driven.

Do you have questions regarding clinical trials or would like to join one?

Please contact the Clinical Cancer Research Unit at Oslo University Hospital and the Clinical Trial Unit at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen. These are the two hospitals in Norway conducting clinical trials within oncology.

Do you have any questions about the different kinds of cancer?

You can find information in Oncolex, a Norwegian encyclopaedia for oncology health personnel. Here you will find background information and updated procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, both in English and in Norwegian. 

Oncolex homepage

You can also find information aimed at patients and their family in Norwegian at the encyclopaedia Kreftlex, illustrated and easy to read.

Kreftlex homepage