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XVIIth KICancer-StratCan Retreat

The XVIIth KICancer-StratCan Retreat takes place September 24-25, 2018 at Djurönäset in the Stockholm archipelago, gathering Cancer Researchers from Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital for an annual joint scientific meeting.


The retreat is open for all KI students, post-docs and supervisors with an interest in cancer research and in the StratCan-KICancer program, its current and future activities.

The program will include key note lectures and presentations of exciting re­search projects in cancer biology, clinical cancer research, cancer care research and cancer epidemiology, poster sessions etc.


Confirmed keynote speakers include Lex Eggermont (Institut Gustave Roussy, France), Pierre Hainaut (University of Grenoble, France) and Xin Lu (University of Oxford, UK).

Printable program (pdf)

General program outline
Monday Sept 24
08:30 Departure by bus from the City Terminal, Klarabergs-viadukten, Stockholm
09:30 Arrival conference center Djurönäset, Coffee & tea
09:50 Welcome remarks
10:00–12:30 Scientific presentations, Plenary 1
Keynote talk by Lex Eggermont, Insitute Gustave Roussy, Paris , France
12:30–12:40 Photo session
12:45–13:45 Lunch
13:45–15:10 Scientific presentations, Plenary 2
Keynote talk by Xin Lu, Ludwig Inst. for Cancer Research, University of Oxford, UK
15:10–15:40 Coffee break, distribution of room keys
15:40–16:30 Scientific presentations, Plenary 3
16:35–17:50 Breakout sessions I-V
18:10 Dinner
19:30–20:00 Mounting of posters
20:00–22:00 Poster session with discussions & mingle
21:00 Saunas and pool are available
Tuesday Sept 25
07:15–08:45 Breakfast & Checking out
09:00–10:15 Scientific presentations, Plenary 4
10:20–10:50 Coffee break
10:50–11:30 Scientific presentations, Plenary 5
11:35–12:30 Lunch
12:30–14:00 Scientific presentations, Plenary 6
Keynote talk by Pierre Hainaut, University of Grenoble, France
14:00–14:30 Coffee break
14:30–15:40 Scientific presentations
15:40 Conclusions & Poster prizes
16:00 Bus departure (arrival at Stockholm City Terminal approx. at 17)


Registration is closed (June 15th) and the retreat is fully booked with 260 registered participants.

A registration fee of 800 SEK will be charged to cover part of costs for housing (students have to share room) and meals, also including bus transport from the Cityterminal to Djurönäset and back. The remaining costs are sub-sidized by the PhD-program FoTO and StratCan.

Abstract submission

Abstracts are submitted using this abstract template. Kindly submit your abstract by email to (deadline June 15).

Everyone is encouraged to present a poster or to apply for a slot for a short talk (10 minutes) by submitting an abstract before this deadline.

Organisers & contact

Scientific committee for the KICancer-StratCan retreats: Andreas Lundqvist, Arne Östman, Kamila Czene, Sonia Lain and Theodoros Foukakis.

Retreat 2018 support committee: Kristina Viktorsson, Elena Kashuba, Varsha Prakash, Gayathri Chandrasekar Janebjer, Katja Pokrovskaja, Barbro Ehlin-Henriksson and Johanna Wolfsberger with Sandra Falck as admin coordinator.


Sandra Falck