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Skin cancer research

Skin cancer research

Skin cancer (excluding malignant melanoma and basal cell carcinoma) are the second most comon cancers among men and women in Sweden. Skin cancer is also the fastest growing cancer type, its incidence has nearly doubled in the last ten years. Cumulative exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun is the major risk factor and ultimate cause for most cases of skin cancers. Our research is about the understanding of the role of non-coding RNAs, RNAs that have regulatory functions in our cells, such as microRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in skin cancer. We study the role of ncRNAs in skin development, the maturation of skin cells, oncogenic transformation and also in their immune response, which has important roles in infection and cancer. We explore the interactions among ncRNAs and transcription factors as well as epigenetic changes in skin cancer. We hope that non-coing RNAs may become therapeutic targets and a novel way to treat skin cancers in the future.




If you would like to support this area of research

you could do that by using Swish transfer. 

Our Swish number is 123-245 79 76


Always state the name of group/team leader in order for us to allocate the gift properly. 

Or you can also use the following accounts:

BG: 628-4418
PG: 514114-8

Always state the name of group/team leader in order for us to allocate the gift properly. 

If you are outside of Sweden, please use the following information:

Bank: SEB, Stockholm, Sweden
Account No. 5201-11 370 12
Iban-number: SE16 5000 0000 0520 1113 7012
Bic-code (the bank´s electronic address): ESSESESS
Account holder: Center for Molecular Medicine Foundation
L8:05, Karolinska University Hospital
171 76 Stockholm, Sweden


Group leader

Andor Pivarcsi


Job title

Senior researcher





Bioinformatics, Developmental biology and reproduction, Haematology, Infection and inflammation, Molecular biology




Aging, Angiogenesis, Animal models, Cell culture, Gene expression, Growth factor, Immunohistochemistry, Innate immunity, Metastasis, Microscopy, Molecular, Mutation, Omics, Sequencing, Signal transduction, Skin, Tumor