Hans Skovgaard Poulsen
Department of Radiation Biology, The Finsencenter, Copenhagen University Hospital
The general intend of the laboratory is to study molecular and phenotypic features of Lung Cancer and Brain Tumors.
Above all, growth factor receptor studies are of interest. The primary aim is to generate more insight into the influence of these growth factors on the malignant phenotype of cancer cells, and the secondary aim to extend that knowledge to patient material in terms of testing possible new diagnostic and prognostic tools, as well as suggesting new translational treatment modalities viz. targeting therapy and inhibition of signal transduction.
The use of the most recent technology within molecular biology for gene and gene product investigation has made it possible to reveal the similarities between tumors and not merely their differences. This advance is the reason why targeted therapy for cancer patients may provide a potential form of treatment.