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Strategic research area in cancer - StratCan

The strategic research area in cancer, StratCan, combines cancer research with clinical oncology by bringing together top level cancer scientists from different disciplines. The overall goal is to generate new scientific discoveries that can be rapidly translated into clinical practice for the benefit of patients and society. The programme is supported by the government through the strategic initiatives.

In 2009 the Swedish Government designated in the Government Bill on Research Policy that 20 strategic research areas were to be prioritized; Cancer was one area. Cancer is represented nationally by three programmes: StratCan at Karolinska Institutet, U-CAN (Universities of Uppsala & Umeå) and BioCare (Universities of Lund & Gothenburg).