• Associations between ABO blood groups and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: influence on resection status and survival 

      el Jellas, Khadija; Hoem, Dag; Hagen, Kristin Gjerde; Kalvenes, May Britt; Aziz, Sura Mohammed; Steine, Solrun; Immervoll, Heike; Johansson, Stefan; Molven, Anders (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-07)
      Both serology‐based and genetic studies have reported an association between pancreatic cancer risk and ABO blood groups. We have investigated this relationship in a cohort of pancreatic cancer patients from Western Norway ...
    • AXL is a driver of stemness in normal mammary gland and breast cancer 

      Engelsen, Agnete; Wnuk-Lipinska, Katarzyna; Bougnaud, Sébastien; Vatter, Fanny A. Pelissier; Tiron, Crina Elena; Villadsen, René; Miyano, Masaru; Lotsberg, Maria Lie; Madeleine, Noëlly; Panahandeh, Pouda; Dhakal, Sushil; Tan, Tuan Zea; Peters, Stacey D'Mello; Grøndal, Sturla Magnus; Aziz, Sura Mohammed; Nord, Silje; Herfindal, Lars; Stampfer, Martha R.; Sørlie, Therese; Brekken, Rolf A; Straume, Oddbjørn; Halberg, Nils; Gausdal, Gro; Thiery, Jean Paul; Akslen, Lars A.; Petersen, Ole W.; LaBarge, Mark A.; Lorens, James (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The receptor tyrosine kinase AXL is associated with epithelial plasticity in several solid tumors including breast cancer and AXL-targeting agents are currently in clinical trials. We hypothesized that AXL is a driver of ...
    • Evaluation of Ki67 expression across distinct categories of breast cancer specimens: A Population-based study of matched surgical specimens, core needle biopsies and tissue microarrays 

      Knutsvik, Gøril; Stefansson, Ingunn; Aziz, Sura Mohammed; Arnes, Jarle; Eide, Johan; Collett, Karin; Akslen, Lars A. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-11-06)
      Introduction: Tumor cell proliferation in breast cancer is strongly prognostic and may also predict response to chemotherapy. However, there is no consensus on counting areas or cut-off values for patient stratification. ...
    • Impact of pre-diagnostic triglycerides and HDL-cholesterol on breast cancer recurrence and survival by breast cancer subtypes 

      Lofterød, Trygve; Mortensen, Elin Synnøve; Nalwoga, Hawa; Wilsgaard, Tom; Frydenberg, Hanne; Risberg, Terje; Eggen, Anne Elise; McTiernan, Anne; Aziz, Sura Mohammed; Wist, Erik; Stensvold, Andreas; Reitan, Jon Brinchmann; Akslen, Lars A.; Thune, Inger (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-06-15)
      Background High triglycerides and low levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol are observed to promote tumor growth. However, whether breast cancer heterogeneity may explain the contradictory influence of ...
    • Microvascular proliferation is associated with aggressive tumour features and reduced survival in lung adenocarcinoma 

      Ramnefjell, Maria; Aamelfot, Christina; Aziz, Sura Mohammed; Helgeland, Lars; Akslen, Lars A. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-10)
      Despite new treatment options in lung cancer, there is still a need for better biomarkers to assist in therapy decisions. Angiogenesis has been associated with tumour growth and dissemination, and the vascular proliferation ...