Come learn more about cancer

The Radium Hospital Research Foundation is part of the Oslo Innovation Week and Forskningsdagene with no less than three seminars on cancer together with the Norwegian Cancer Society, Oslo Cancer Cluster and IBM Norge


Come join us for updates from a broad range of Nordic experts on three vital topics related to cancer; the threat from antibiotic resistance, past and future innovations within cancer treatment and how Big Data may transform the way cancer treatments are developed. All seminars are free and open for all.


Wednesday 27.september 8:00 – 10:30 (am)
Breakfast meeting on “Antibiotic resistance and cancer”

Cancer patients need antibiotics to survive treatment. However, on the basis of some preliminary investigations, the knowledge of how antibiotic resistance will affect cancer treatment is limited.

Antibiotic resistance is considered one of the world’s biggest threats to public health. On a global scale, antibiotic resistance could mean 10 million annual deaths in the year 2030 according to WHO.


Wednesday 27. september 17:00 – 21:00 (pm)
Evening seminar on “Cancer innovation and benefit for patients”

Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. The number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 2 decades, according to the World Health Organisation, WHO. Even though the future may look look grim, more people than ever survive cancer due to new innovations within diagnostics, treatment and the use of technology.

Spend some time with us in the Norwegian Cancer Society’s Science Centre to get popular scientific, down to earth explanations from Nordic experts on what breakthroughs we will see within cancer care and treatment. We urge the audience to ask questions, comment and discuss with the presenters.

This event is supported by the Research Council of Norway.


Thursday 28.september 8:00 – 10:30 (am)
How Big Data may transform the development of cancer treatments

In this seminar we address how Big Data and data analytics may transform the way cancer treatments are developed. Is the use and implementation of technology based on Big Data the key to treat cancer in the near future? What are the benefit for the cancer patients? How may start-ups contribute? Can Norway adopt the Finnish model?

Representatives from Innovation Norway and Research Council in Norway and and the private sector, will debate how the public and private sector may work together to maximize the potential Big Data represents to drive innovations within the cancer field.