Can people of dark skin colour get melanoma?

“Can people of dark skin colour get melanoma?’’ More than often this question reflects inherent disbelief and skepticism since people of dark skin colour do report much less incidence of melanomas, for example melanomas only account for 1-8% skin malignancies in people of black complexion whereas for Asian IndiansRead More

An extraordinary school day

In 2016 department of pathology and our laboratory moved to a new building that we share with the biggest science high school in Oslo, Ullern high school. Every morning we scientists use the same entrance to our facilities as the school kids. We pass by the kids, enter theRead More

Enjoy the sun safely! Simple precautions to save your skin

The incidence of skin cancers has been increasing worldwide over the past decades in an alarming rate. One of the reasons is the thinning ozone sphere, causing overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. On the other hand, bad outdoor habits that are common nowadays help the increasing danger for melanoma development. BothRead More