International collaboration

StratCan-KICancer catalyzes international networks and collaborations in line with KI’s international policy.

Cancer Core Europe

Six leading cancer centers have joined forces to form Cancer Core Europe - a European cancer association carrying out innovative research propelling cancer medicine into a new era. Karolinska Institutet is one of the member institutes of Cancer Core Europe:

  • Cambridge Cancer Centre
  • German Cancer Research Center & National Center for Tumor Diseases
  • Gustave Roussy
  • Karolinska Institutet
  • Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center

In May 2013 KI signed a "Sister Institution Agreement" with MD Anderson Cancer Center. MD Anderson Cancer Center is a top-ranked comprehensive cancer center in the United States. The signing ceremony was held at KI accompanied by a mini-symposium with prominent international speakers.

Ronald A. DePinho, President MD Anderson and Anders Hamsten, Vice-Chancellor KI at the signing ceremony

StratCan-KICancer administers the collaborative efforts with MD Anderson and serves as the contact point at KI.

The primary joint efforts include:

  • Participating in the SINF (Sister Institution Network Fund) grant announcement for collaborative grants. The KI-MDACC Collaborative grant/ SINF has been announced yearly since 2013 and so far five projects have received funding (funding of the KI partner by StratCan).
  • Participating in the annual GAP meeting. The meeting is held every second year at MD Anderson in Houston Texas and every second year hosted abroad at a Sister Institution. KI/StratCan has participated in the meetings annually since start.

DKFZ

StratCan collaborates with The German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ). Presently two research projects are jointly funded through this collaboration.