The Swedish Cancer Foundation is one of Sweden's largest funding agencies and since 1951 they have contributed with over 12 billion SEK to Swedish cancer research. Every year, the foundation funds hundreds of research projects that aim to prevent, diagnose, treat and live with cancer.
The selection process allows all research projects to compete with each other, regardless of cancer form and research method, and the research committee assesses which projects have the greatest chance of achieving successful results and thus the greatest opportunity to contribute to defeating cancer.
This year the foundation handed out a staggering 850 million SEK, their largest sum in history, divided between 230 research projects. We are very happy to announce that 7 of those projects belong to scientists of Lund Stem Cell Center:
David Bryder, was awarded 6.000.000 SEK for the project ”Aging Stem Cells: Implications for Leukemic Development”.
Jörg Cammenga, was awarded 1.600.000 SEK for the project ”Pathogenesis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia”.
Emma Hammarlund, was awarded 2.400.000 SEK for the project ”Elemental fingerprint of cancer to understand tumorigenesis and for the development of truly non-invasive diagnostics”.
Stefan Karlsson, was awarded 4.500.000 SEK for the project ”Cells and Development of Cell Therapies for Blood Disorders”.
Jonas Larsson, was awarded 4.500.000 SEK for the project ”Stem cell expansion and therapeutic targeting of leukemic cells”.
Lars Rönnstrand, was awarded 3.000.000 SEK for the project ”Novel targets for directed therapy against acute leukemia by uncovering the molecular details of FLT3 signaling”.
Shamit Soneji, was awarded 1.200.000 SEK for the project ”Platform for the visualisation and analysis of spatially resolved 3D cancer data.”.
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The full list of this year's funded projects from The Swedish Cancer foundation