KI- Mayo Collaborative grant recipients

The grant recipients for the collaborative breast cancer call for applicants was announced on June the 1st, 2021.

The objective of this funding is to provide support to initiate and enhance collaborations in breast cancer research between Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Karolinska Institutet - Cancer Research KI.

These studies may involve considerable scientific risk but may potentially lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on cancer research and patient outcomes. It is expected that support via this program will lead to subsequent extramural support from other sources, and will be a metric of success for this grant-awarding program.

Up to two (2) individual projects will be awarded for one year with a second year of funding contingent on satisfactory progress in the first year.  Project investigators may request up to $100,000 (total cost). More information about the grant can be found on this page.

2021 grant recipients

Grant recipients KI-Mayo collaboration Breast cancer 2021
KI Researcher Department Mayo Researcher Project title
Urban Lendahl CMB Antonio D’Assoro “Novel NOTCH3-Based Therapies to Inhibit the Growth and Immune Evasion Capacity of Triple Negative Breast Cancer”
Arne Östman OnkPat Derek Radisky “Exploration of fibroblasts as biologically relevant biomarkers in breast benign disease”

2020 grant recipient

Grant recipients KI-Mayo collaboration Breast cancer 2020
KI Researcher Department Mayo Researcher Project title
Theodoros Foukakis OnkPat Liewei Wang ”Identification of genetic variants as predictors of hematological toxicity of adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer”