Annual Nettworkmeeting 2024

Annual Workshop on Breast Cancer Research

Organized by National Network for Breast Cancer Research

Scandic Stavanger City, March 19-20, 2024



Tuesday March 19th

09.00 – 10.30

  Network board meeting

10.00 – 11.00

 Registration and Coffee

Welcome and invited speaker:

11.00 – 11.15

Welcome and an overview over the national network for breast cancer research

11.15 – 12.00

Keynote lecture

Invited speaker: Christos Diou – Harokopio University of Athens

 Title: Using Real-World Data and Causal Models to Support Research on the Quality of Life of Breast Cancer Patients

 Chair: Kjersti Tjensvoll

12.00 – 12.15

 15 minutes Coffee Break

Session I: User involvement and Pink ribbon project talks

Chair: Thomas Fleischer, Oslo University Hospital  

12.15 – 12.35

User involvement
Information from user representative, Brystkreftforeningen

12.35 – 13.00

 Pink ribbon project talk – New discoveries in breast cancer research: the future for aggressive disease

Xavier Tekpli, Oslo University Hospital

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 14.25

Pink ribbon project talk – PERMS PERsonalized Mammographic Screening in Norway; additional examination for women with increased risk of breast cancer

Solveig Hofvind, Cancer Registry of Norwegian

Session II: Network updates

Main aim: Network members give an update on their work and activities.

Chair: Tone Frost Bathen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

14.25 – 14.45

Comprehensive multi-omics analysis of breast cancer reveals distinct long-term prognostic subtypes

Guro F. Giskeødegård, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

14.45 – 15.00

15 minutes Coffee Break

15.00 – 15.20

Understanding Chemo-Resistance in Breast Cancer through a PDX model system

Eivind Egeland, Oslo University Hospital

15.20 – 15.40

Genetic differences between Interval cancers and screening detected

Lilly Anne Torland, Vestre Viken HF

15.40 – 16.00

20 minutes Coffee Break

Social and networking

16.00 – 16.30

Walk and talk

16.30 – 17.30

 Social activities and networking – More information to come

Session III: Poster session 

Main aim: To highlight and convey recent results from the young researchers within the network.

18.30 – 19.30

 Poster session and pre-drinks – A social setting for young researchers to present ongoing work.       




Wenesday March 20th

07.00 – 08.30


Session IV: Invited speaker and pink ribbon project talk

08.30 – 09.15

Keynote lecture:

Invited speaker: Ellen Heitzer, Medical University of Graz

Title: ctDNA – A promising biomarker for diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of response in breast cancer

Chair: Oddmund Nordgård, Stavanger University Hospital  

09.15 – 09.40

Pink ribbon project talk 

09.40 – 09.55

15 minutes Coffee Break

09.55 – 10.20

Pink ribbon project talk – Characterisation of transcription factors that drive dysregulation of gene regulation program through different DNA methylations patterns in cancer cells

Anthony Mathelier, Oslo University Hospital

Session V: Network updates

Main aim: Network members give an update on their work and activities.

Chair: Maria Perander, UIT- The Arctic University of Norway

10.20 – 10.40

Comprehensive gene expression analysis of the tumor microenvironment in triple negative breast cancer with the Nanostring nCounter PanCancer immune Profiling Panel

Umay Kiraz, Stavanger University Hospital

10.40 – 10.50

10 minutes Coffee Break

10.50 – 11.10

Title to come

Olav Engebråten, Oslo University Hospital

11.10 – 11.30 

Anti-cancer therapy alters cardiac intermediary metabolism

Anne D. Hafstad, UIT- The Arctic University of Norway

11.30 – 12.30


Session VI: Workshops

12.30 – 14.00


Omics – Guro F. Giskeødegård

ctDNA – Hege Russnes

Fatiuge – Emiel Janssen

14.00 – 14.20

 20 minutes Coffee Break

Session VII: Update on clinical trials and studies

Main aim: To give a short update on ongoing clinical trials and studies in the network.

Chair: Marie Austdal, Stavanger University Hospital  

14.20 – 15.20

Short summaries on ongoing clinical studies in the consortium

15.20 – 15.40 

20 minutes Coffee Break

Session VIII: Network updates

Main aim: Network members give an update on their work and activities.

Chair: Andliena Tahiri, Akershus University Hospital

15.40 – 16.00 

Aktivering av spredningsmekanismer i lymfeknutene

Erik Knutsen, UIT- The Arctic University of Norway

16.00 – 16.20

Polygenic Risk Scores and clinical presentation

Ina Skaara Brorson, Oslo University hospital

16.20 – 16.40

 Spatial heterogeneity in Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

Jens Henrik NorumOslo University Hospital

16.40 – 17.00

Closing remarks