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StratCan National Collaboration

SFO Cancer: BioCARE & U-CAN

There are three Government funded Strategic Research Areas in Cancer in Sweden (SFO Cancer): U-CAN active in Uppsala/Umeå, BioCARE active in Lund/Göteborg and StratCan active at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. All three programmes work together for national efforts in cancer research and meet regularly for a joint conference, The Swedish Cancer Research Meeting.

NatiOn research school

StratCan supports the National Research School in Clinical Cancer (NatiOn, web page in Swedish) with means to cover the costs of research time for 10 clinicians pursuing their PhD. This effort is in continuation of a previous announcement of two four-year grants for postgraduate education in cancer research for MDs or medical students. The ambition is to encourage participation and allow more clinicians time to engage in research to meet the future need for competitive clinical cancer researchers.

Regional Cancer Center (RCC)

Regional Cancer Center Stockholm - Gotland (RCC, web page in Swedish) will lead and coordinate the region's efforts to streamline cancer care processes. StratCan has close collaboration with RCC, former StratCan co-Director Roger Henriksson, was head of RCC Stockholm - Gotland until 2018. A significant joint effort was the recruitment of Professor Per Ljungman as Research Coordinator at RCC.