• Integrin α11β1 is expressed in breast cancer stroma and associates with aggressive tumor phenotypes 

      Smeland, Hilde Ytre-Hauge; Askeland, Cecilie; Wik, Elisabeth; Knutsvik, Gøril; Molven, Anders; Edelmann, RJ; Reed, Rolf K.; Warren, DJ; Gullberg, Donald; Stuhr, Linda Elin Birkhaug; Akslen, Lars A. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Cancer‐associated fibroblasts are essential modifiers of the tumor microenvironment. The collagen‐binding integrin α11β1 has been proposed to be upregulated in a pro‐tumorigenic subtype of cancer‐associated fibroblasts. ...
    • Stathmin expression associates with vascular and immune responses in aggressive breast cancer subgroups 

      Askeland, Cecilie; Wik, Elisabeth; Finne, Kenneth; Birkeland, Even; Arnes, Jarle; Collett, Karin; Knutsvik, Gøril; Krüger, Kristi; Davidsen, Benedicte; Aas, Turid; Eide, Geir Egil; Stefansson, Ingunn; Foulkes, William; Akslen, Lars A. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Studies indicate that stathmin expression associates with PI3K activation in breast cancer, suggesting stathmin as a marker for targetable patient subgroups. Here we assessed stathmin in relation to tumour proliferation, ...