• Cross-Species Functional Genomic Analysis Identifies Resistance Genes of the Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Valproic Acid 

      Forthun, Rakel Brendsdal; SenGupta, Tanima; Skjeldam, Hanne Kim; Lindvall, Jessica Margareta; McCormack, Emmet; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-11-14)
      The mechanisms of successful epigenetic reprogramming in cancer are not well characterized as they involve coordinated removal of repressive marks and deposition of activating marks by a large number of histone and DNA ...
    • ctDNA detected by ddPCR reveals changes in tumour load in metastatic malignant melanoma treated with bevacizumab 

      Forthun, Rakel Brendsdal; Hovland, Randi; Schuster, Cornelia; Puntervoll, Hanne Eknes; Brodal, Hans Petter; Namløs, Heidi Maria; Aasheim, Lars Birger; Meza, Leonardo Zepeda; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; Knappskog, Stian; Straume, Oddbjørn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Bevacizumab is included in an increasing number of clinical trials. To find biomarkers to predict and monitor treatment response, cancer and angiogenesis relevant mutations in tumour and circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) were ...
    • High Constitutive Cytokine Release by Primary Human Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells Is Associated with a Specific Intercellular Communication Phenotype 

      Reikvam, Håkon; Aasebø, Elise; Brenner, Annette; Bartaula-Brevik, Sushma; Grønningsæter, Ida Sofie; Forthun, Rakel Brendsdal; Hovland, Randi; Bruserud, Øystein (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-07-04)
      Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disease, and this heterogeneity includes the capacity of constitutive release of extracellular soluble mediators by AML cells. We investigated whether this capacity is ...
    • KRAS mutation analysis by droplet digital PCR of duodenal juice from patients with MODY8 and other pancreatic diseases 

      Choi, Man Hung; Tjora, Erling; Forthun, Rakel Brendsdal; Engjom, Trond; Ræder, Helge; Hovland, Randi; Molven, Anders (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Maturity-onset diabetes of the young type 8 (MODY8 or CEL-MODY) is an inherited pancreatic disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the pancreas and diabetes. It is not known whether MODY8 patients ...
    • Liquid Biopsies in Solid Cancers: Implementation in a Nordic Healthcare System 

      Nordgård, Oddmund; Forthun, Rakel Brendsdal; Lapin, Morten; Grønberg, Bjørn Henning; Kalland, Karl Henning; Kopperud, Reidun Kristin; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Tjensvoll, Kjersti; Gilje, Bjørnar; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; Hovland, Randi (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Liquid biopsies have emerged as a potential new diagnostic tool, providing detailed information relevant for characterization and treatment of solid cancers. We here present an overview of current evidence supporting the ...
    • Modulation of phospho-proteins by interferon-alpha and valproic acid in acute myeloid leukemia 

      Forthun, Rakel Brendsdal; Hellesøy, Monica; Sulen, Andre; Kopperud, Reidun Kristin; Sjøholt, Gry; Bruserud, Øystein; McCormack, Emmet; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Purpose. Valproic acid (VPA) is suggested to be therapeutically beneficial in combination with interferon-alpha (IFNα) in various cancers. Therefore, we examined IFNα and VPA alone and in combinations in selected AML models, ...