Institute news

  • The ICGI is 15!

    22.08.2019 ICGI anniversary logo

    The Institute for Cancer Genetics and Informatics is celebrating their 15th anniversary. Presentations at the annual summer seminar showed that the institute has reached many goals the last fifteen years, and will continue the search for improved cancer prognostics and diagnostics also in the future.

    We congratulate the recipients of this year's ICGI awards, presented by Institute leader Håvard E. Danielsen

    • Senior researcher Birgitte Nilsen received the research award for her excellent work on chromatin entropy and prognosis.
    • PhD candidate Ole Johan Skrede and Post. Doc Sepp de Raedt received the development award.
    • Post. Doc Andreas Kleppe got the award for high efforts.
    • Professor Sverre Heim at Section for Cancer Cytogenetic received the honorary award.
    • Head Engineer Wanja Kildal received the prize for best social initiative.

    Several other employees' efforts were also highlighted during a long day with a high dose of professional content wrapped in various forms of festivities.

    Photos: Manohar Pradhan

    Birgitte Nielsen mottar IKIs forskningspris fra Håvard Danielsen Sepp de Raedt and Ole Johan Skrede receiving the ICGI Development Prize 2019 from Håvard E. Danielsen
    Andreas Kleppe receiving the ICGI High Efforts Award 2019 from Håvard E. Danielsen Sverre Heim, ICGI Honorary Reward 2019
    Wanja Kildal, Social Initative Award, ICGI, 2019
  • AI at the ICGI


    "- The results of the DoMore! project so far show that it is possible to teach a computer through Deep Learning and Big Data, not only to do the same but, to establish more robust grading system in cancer types where pathology is less successful, while at the same time eliminating the subjective component."

    Read our article on AI and prognostification of cancer written by Kari Andresen.


  • Annual report for the ICGI


    A brief summary of results and achievements for the Institute during 2018 is now available in our annual report.

    The document can be viewed, read and downloaded following this link. 



  • Mid Term Report for the DoMore!-project


    illustration, front page DoMore! Mid Term ReportAt the end of 2018, the mid-way point of the 5-year long DoMore!-project was reached. The report showcases the challenges and results so far, but for specific results that are, or are to be, published in scientific journals, we have to refer the reader to these publications. 
    The goal has been to increase the number of diagnostic and prognostic tests for cancer patients to provide a more accurate prognosis for the patient. Our results so far show that it is, in fact, possible to teach a computer, not only to do the same but through Deep Learning and Big Data, to establish more robust grading systems in cancer types where pathology is less successful, while at the same time eliminating the subjective component.  

    Link to the report. Enjoy!

  • The Norwegian Government launches a National strategy for using Artificial Intelligence (AI)


    DoMore, demonstration of laboratory work  DoMore! histotyping demonstration  DoMore, AI demonstration to ministers 

    On monday February 4th the Institute for Cancer Genetics and Informatics welcomed the Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg, minister of digitalization Nikolai Astrup, Director of the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, Cathrine Lofthus and Director of the Cancer clinic at Oslo University Hosptial, Sigbjørn Smeland. Our Institute Director Håvard E. Greger Danielsen, the section for Interphase Genetics and the Section for Applied Informatics were able to demonstrate how artificial intelligence can contribute to cancer diagnosis, highlighting our research project

    Click here to read The Norwegian business daily Dagens Næringsliv's story about the Norwegian government's plans for a national AI strategy.

  • Can less cancer treatment be better treatment?


    The Oslo University Hospital research blog "Ekspertsykehuset" challenged Tarjei Sveinsgjerd Hveem and communicator Kari Andresen from ICGI on how less cancer treatment may be the treatment of the future.

    The DoMore! project, led by the ICGI, uses artificial intelligence to develop prognostic tools to diagnose cancer patients.

    The blog is available in Norwegian only, click here to read the article.

  • The Institute on Instagram


    instagram illustration ICGI

    ICGI works with images in many ways. Visualizations and image analysis are parts of our research and web design, photography, graphics and animated videos - all elements in our dissemination.

    Follow us as @Icgidomore on Instagram to see our works. Our goal is to show a wide range of scientific and informational images and illustrations, some of them even slightly artistic.




  • Essential Facts on Ovarian Cancer


    Kreftlex' video on ovarian cancer is now available in english on our Youtube channel. Kreftlex is our online cancer encyclopedia serving the Norwegian speaking population. The editorial board is part of our unit for dissemination and visualisation at the ICGI, and together with ovarian cancer specialists at Oslo University Hospital they have made this informative video on how ovarian cancer may occur and metastasise.

    Please click here to go to



  • Kreftlex - the free cancer resource


    Kreftlex editorial board at the ICGI is thrilled with the news that the NGO @Legatene now ensures continued operation and development by taking financial responsibility for

    Read more about the Kreftlex project here



  • More accurate diagnostics for prostate cancer patients


    Anyone who has been waiting on the results of a cancer test knows how horrible that time can be." Professor Håvard E. Danielsen has authored a blog-post on what artificial intelligence (AI) can do for prostate cancer patients (In Norwegian).

    Click here to go to the Oslo University Hospital blog: "The expert Hospital"


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