The human protein atlas blog


Focusing on Prognostic Genes in Lung Cancer

2017-10-13
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Figure 1. Immunohistochemical staining of MPC1 using antibody HPA045119 shows a differential expression pattern in samples from lung cancer patients.

As part of the release of the Pathology Atlas, the Human Protein Atlas Blog will each week present a brief and informative summary where we highlight genes with prognostic association in different cancer forms. If you missed last week's blog post about prognostic genes in ovarian cancer, click here.

This week, we will focus on Lung cancer one of the deadliest cancers in the world today.

Lung cancer patients have a poor outcome with a 5-year survival rate of 13.6% in men and 19.4% in women. Late diagnosis and lack of effective treatments are considered to contribute to poor prognosis...Read more


Another PhD student within the Human Protein Atlas has successfully graduated

2017-10-09
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Arash Zandian's doctoral thesis defense at SciLifeLab, KTH

Arash Zandian defended his PhD-thesis "Array-based autoantibody profiling and epitope mapping" on October 6th where he presented the work he has performed during the last 4 years at SciLifeLab, School of Biotechnology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The last decades of technical development and availability of protein and peptide microarrays have enabled large-scale profiling of antibodies and precise determination of their specificities through epitope mapping...Read more


The HPA at the Image-based Cell Atlas Meeting

2017-10-06
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Participants at the Image-based Cell Atlas Meeting 2017

The importance of mapping the human cell has become recognized as one of the key challenges in modern biology. Image-based assays offer a data-rich medium of studying cells and their proteins in situ. As such, several large-scale initiatives for studying cellular biology using image-based assays have been founded in recent years...Read more


Stockholm hosts the HUPO congress 2020

2017-10-05
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We are proud to announce that in 2020, Stockholm will be hosting the world's largest international conference within the area of proteomics: the 19th Annual World Congress of HUPO. The Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) is an international scientific organization representing and promoting proteomics through international cooperation and collaborations by fostering the development of new technologies, techniques and training.

This is the first time the HUPO conference is held in Sweden. In addition to the very interesting science that will be presented, you will also experience one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, Stockholm...Read more


Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

2017-09-29
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Figure 1. Immunohistochemical staining of EPCAM using antibody CAB055098 shows differential expression in samples from ovarian cancer patients.

In this week's Pathology Atlas blog post, we highlight genes with prognostic association to ovarian cancer , as September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the US. Ovarian cancer is the fifth most frequent cause of cancer death in women, and 50% of all ovarian cancers are diagnosed in women older than 65 years of age.

Epithelial ovarian carcinoma is one of the most common gynecologic malignancy. There are five subtypes of epithelial ovarian carcinoma, of which high-grade serous carcinoma is the most common...Read more