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Head of the group
Associate  Professor Mikkel  Green Terp 
Cancer and Inflammation Research Unit
Department of Molecular Medicine
Phone +45 6550 7903
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Work/Research interests 

We investigate how interactions between cancer cells and their microenvironment regulate tumor progression and therapy responses. While cancercell intrinsic factors, such as its genetic and epigenetic traits, play a role in therapy resistance, it is now also well appreciated that the tumor microenvironment (TME) modulates response to therapy. For instance, inflammatory cells (e.g., neutrophils, monocytes, and macrophages) can provide signals for the behavior of cancer cells during cancer progression.

We use mouse models to study the tumor microenvironment, focusing on resistance of tumors to various targeted cancer treatments with a particular focus on how features in the tumor microenvironment, including neutrophils, can be targeted to improve the treatment for patients with lung and breast cancer.

Methods and techniques
In vivo/in vitro cancer models, flowcytometry, sequencing, proteomics

Collaborations within SDU
Professor Henrik Ditzel
Professor Morten Gjerstorff
Associate Professor Rasmus Siersbaek
Clinical Associate Professor Tina Green
Associate Professor Jonathan Brewer
Professor Grith Lykke Sørensen

Support received from
Kræftens Bekæmpelse
Fonden til lægevidenskabens Fremme
Neye fonden
Carlsberg Fondet
Dagmar Marshalls Fonde
Agnes og Poul Friis Fond

Information for students
We are always interested in recruiting new movitated students. If you are interested please contact us at 

Members of the research group
Lab technician Henriette Vever
PhD student Simone Johansen
Master Student Emmy Brink Storm Petersen

Sidst opdateret: 06.06.2023