Lars Ekblad

Researcher, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cancer and Oncology


  • Head and neck cancer


My main focus is treatment research with the aim of improving current treatment regimens or suggesting new treatment paradigms for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). In the Head and Neck Cancer Research Group we been able to establish a wide panel of cell lines from head and neck cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and oropharynx (including HPV16 positive tonsil cancer cell lines), and thyroid cancers. Using these cell lines I perform molecular characterization and target identification on the cellular level and further drug testing in vitro and in vivo.

Recent research outputs

Ola Forslund, Sugiyama, N., Chengjun Wu, Naveen Ravi, Jin, Y., Swoboda, S., Andersson, F., Bzhalava, D., Hultin, E., Kajsa Paulsson, Dillner, J., Stefan Schwartz, Johan Wennerberg & Lars Ekblad, 2019 Mar 25, In : BMC Cancer. 19, 1, 265.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Naveen Ravi, Minjun Yang, Sigurdur Gretarsson, Jansson, C., Mylona, N., Sydow, S. R., Eleanor L. Woodward, Lars Ekblad, Johan Wennerberg & Kajsa Paulsson, 2019 Mar 22, In : Cancers. 11, 3, 402.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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