- Belongs to the Research Programs Unit of the Medical Faculty
- Elected for the years 2013-2018
- Composes of the laboratories of 10 distinguished Principal Investigators
Doctoral theses from the Translational Cancer Biology Research Program
Juha Jernman (Haglund lab): Prognostic markers in rectal neuroendocrine tumors
Tuomas Kaprio (Haglund lab): Tumor glycosylation and glycoproteins as biomarkers in colorectal cancer
Pirita Pekkonen (Ojala lab): Cell plasticity in cancer: Cues from virus-host interactions
Susanna Lauttia (Joensuu lab): Bone marrow-derived cells in angiogenesis and cancer
Jenni Tamminen (Koli lab): TGF-β family signaling in the regulation of cell plasticity in lung cells and mesothelioma.
Anni Viheriäranta (neé Nieminen, Klefström lab): Apoptosis by c-Myc - coupling metabolic reprogramming and mitochondrial apoptosis.
Georgia Zarkada (Alitalo lab): VEGFR3 and Notch signaling in angiogenesis.
Maija Bry (Alitalo lab): The Function of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-B in the Heart.
Piia-Riitta Karhemo (Laakkonen lab): From cell surface to nuclei: Unraveling cancer metastasis and the role of nucleophosmin in breast cancer.
Olli Matilainen (Holmberg lab): Regulation of proteasome activity – the role of insulin/IGF-1 signaling.
Olga Tatti (Keski-Oja lab): Membrane-type matrix metalloproteinases in pericellular proteolysis and melanoma cell invasion.
Wei Zheng (Alitalo lab): Regulation of Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis by Endothelial Cell Signaling Molecules.