Lars Ekblad

affiliated with the university, 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

Fabio Garofalo, Andreas Lenshof, Anke Urbansky, Franziska Olm, Alexander C. Bonestroo, Lars Ekblad, Stefan Scheding & Thomas Laurell, 2020 Aug 1, In: Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. 24, 8, 64.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anas H.A. Abu-Humaidan, Lars Ekblad, Johan Wennerberg & Ole E. Sørensen, 2020 Feb 13, In: BMC Cancer. 20, 1, 121.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sigurdur Gretarsson, Alexander Nygren, Ann H Rosendahl, Nektaria Mylona, Elisabeth Kjellén, Yuesheng Jin, Kajsa Paulsson, Åke Borg, Eva Brun, Jan Tennvall, Anders Bergenfelz, Lennart Greiff, Johan Wennerberg & Lars Ekblad, 2020, In: Acta Oto-Laryngologica. 140, 4, p. 337-343 7 p.

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