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    Medicon Village , Byggnad 404


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Unit profile


Kristian Pietras is Research Group Leader for this research group


Our aim is to molecularly map support functions performed by the various cell types comprising the tumor microenvironment. We believe that decisive treatment benefit can only be achieved by targeting several of the cell types that collectively sustain tumor growth. Importantly, the cellular networks within tumors cannot be studied in isolation. Thus, our work ranges over many different topics, with methodology and purpose as common denominators: 1. Basic Biology Identification of new cellular subsets of the tumor stroma and their influence on cancer progression 2. Pre-clinical studies Investigation of the therapeutic utility of the tumor stroma 3. Translational studies Exploration of the tumor stroma as biomarkers of prognosis or response to therapy The overarching aim of our work is to generate basic knowledge about the interdependent way cells within a tumor relate to each other, as well as produce information that will be immediately useful for the design of clinical practice.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Cancer and Oncology


  • Tumor microenvironment
  • Targeted therapy
  • Angiogenesis
  • Cancer-associated fibroblasts
  • Mouse models of cancer


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  • World Cancer Day 2020

    Susanne Dieroff Hay (Member of programme committee), Björn Ohlsson (Member of programme committee), Lisa Rydén (Member of programme committee), Mats Jerkeman (Member of programme committee), Karin Leandersson (Member of programme committee), Leena Liljedahl (Member of programme committee), Pia Berntsson (Member of programme committee), Kristian Pietras (Speaker), Lisa Ryden (Speaker), Björn ohlsson (Speaker), Mats Jerkeman (Speaker), Ulf Malmqvist (Speaker), Pia Dellson (Speaker) & Maria Bjerstam (Speaker)

    2020 Feb 4

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of conference

  • 12th International BMP Conference

    Ewa Kurzejamska (Role not specified)

    2018 Aug 242018 Aug 28

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  • International Vascular Biology Meeting

    Ewa Kurzejamska (Role not specified)

    2018 Jun 32018 Jun 7

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference