Research grants from Sjöbergstiftelsen

2018-01-29

Patrick Micke at IGP has together with Klas Kärre at Karolinska Institutet been awarded a research grant of SEK 4 million from the foundation Sjöbergstiftelsen. During 2017, the foundation has also supported the network project Partnership for Precision Medicine in Cancer, led by Tobias Sjöblom at IGP.

Patrick Micke and Klar Kärre will in their project study the effect of immunotherapy on lung cancer patients. They will measure and analyse blood and tissue samples from patients and compare with therapy response. The goal is more effective immunotherapy and improved patient selection. The research team also hope to increase the understanding of how the immune response protects against cancer growth and metastasis, which may lead to the development of new types of immunotherapies.

The network project Partnership for Precision Medicine in Cancer, which is a collaboration between cancer researchers at the universities and university hospital clinics in the whole country, has been awarded in total SEK 8 870 000, distributed to the participating partners. The focus of the project is to collect samples and data from cancer patients in a structured manner, with the aim to improve patient follow-up and provide well defined data for future research.

Sjöbergstiftelsen was established in 2016 by the businessman Bengt Sjöberg to support research focused on cancer, health and environment. In 2017, the foundation granted in total approximately SEK 45 million for research projects, in addition to the Sjöberg prize, for which 90 per cent of the prize sum should be used for research.
 

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