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Key features of the STARGET initiative

  • Conceptually focused on studies of paracrine interactions between different tumor cell types.
  • Encompasses studies in basic biology, tumor biology, pathology and oncology.
  • Emphasizes analyses of human tumors to maintain translational relevance.
  • Integrates explorative research with collection and development of intellectual property.


  • KI-based cancer research network presently composed of 7 interacting groups.
  • The only Linné center dedicated to experimental cancer research.
  • Supported by the Swedish Research Council since 2006 with a 10-year grant of 10 million SEK/year.