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Sarah Falk

Sarah Falk


Sarah is currently a PostDoc at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Her work focuses on different molecular mechanism involved in driving and maintaining cancer pain. Using different in vivo models of cancer-induced bone pain, she combines behavior assessment, real time imagining, in vivo electrophysiology and ex vivo analysis of bone and tumor tissue, to study the role of peripheral and central mechanism on the progression of cancer pain.

Sarah holds a PhD degree in Health and Medical Sciences from the University of Copenhagen, and M.Sc. in Molecular Biomedicine, an elite program appointed by the Danish Ministry of Science and Technology and part of Copenhagen’s Master of Excellence (COME) program.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Effect of sex in the MRMT-1 model of cancer-induced bone pain

    Falk, S., Al-Dihaissy, T., Mezzanotte, L. & Heegaard, A-M. 2015 In : F1000Research. 4, 445, p. 1-18 18 p., 445

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    P2X7 receptor-mediated analgesia in cancer-induced bone pain

    Falk, S., D. Schwab, . S., Frøsig-Jørgensen, M., Clausen, R. P., Dickenson, A. & Heegaard, A-M. 13 Feb 2015 In : Neuroscience. 291, p. 93–105 13 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Cancer Pain Physiology

    Falk, S., Bannister, K. & Dickenson, A. 2014 In : British Journal of Pain. 8, 4, p. 154-62 9 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewReview

  4. Published

    Spinal neuronal correlates of tapentadol analgesia in cancer pain: A back-translational approach

    Falk, S., Patel, R., Heegaard, A-M., Mercadante, S. & Dickenson, A. H. 2015 In : European Journal of Pain. 19, 2, p. 152-158 7 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    Randall Selitto pressure algometry for assessment of bone-related pain in rats

    Falk, S., Ipsen, D. H., Appel, C. K., Ugarak, A., Durup, D., Dickenson, A. H. & Heegaard, A. M. 2015 In : European Journal of Pain. 19, 3, p. 305-312 8 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  6. Published

    Pain and Nociception: Mechanisms of Cancer-Induced Bone Pain

    Falk, S. & Dickenson, A. H. 5 May 2014 In : Journal of Clinical Oncology. 32, 16, p. 1647-1654 8 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewReview

  7. Published

    Pain without nociceptors?: Nav1.7-independent pain mechanisms

    Minett, M. S., Falk, S., Santana-Varela, S., Bogdanov, Y. D., Nassar, M. A., Heegaard, A-M. & Wood, J. N. 30 Jan 2014 In : Cell Reports. 6, 2, p. 245-246

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  8. Published

    The role of purinergic receptors in cancer-induced bone pain

    Falk, S., Uldall, M. & Heegaard, A-M. 2012 In : Journal of Osteoporosis. p. Article ID 758181 12 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewReview

  9. Published

    Influence of sex differences on the progression of cancer-induced bone pain

    Falk, S., Uldall, M., Appel, C., Ding, M. & Heegaard, A-M. 2013 In : Anticancer Research. 33, 5, p. 1963-1969

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  10. Published

    Chronic administration of the selective P2X3, P2X2/3 receptor antagonist, A-317491, transiently attenuates cancer-induced bone pain in mice

    Hansen, R. R., Nasser, A., Falk, S., Baldvinsson, S. B., Ohlsson, P. H., Bahl, J. M. C., Jarvis, M. F., Ding, M. & Heegaard, A-M. 2012 In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 688, 1-3, p. 27-34 8 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  11. Published

    Neurons in the preBötzinger complex and VRG are located in proximity to arterioles in newborn mice

    Falk, S. & Rekling, J. C. 2008 In : Neuroscience Letters.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

Selected activities

  1. Participant:

    Brug for nye stoffer til lindring af kræftsmerter

    Kræftens Bekæmpelse,
    2 Feb 2016

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