Published: 2018-11-29 13:52 | Updated: 2018-11-29 14:05

An oesophageal cancer day receives KI Engagement Grant

Eight projects at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the recently established KI Engagement Grants, which aim to help KI researchers get started along a path to societal impact. These grants are part of an internal ‘impact and outreach’ effort approved by KI President Ole Petter Ottersen.

Pernilla Lagergren, research group leader of the group Surgical Care Science, is one of the eight awarded researchers.

Project: An oesophageal cancer day for stakeholders

The KI Engagement Grant will be used to arrange a day with seminars, presentations and discussions for all patients who have been treated for oesophageal cancer, their relatives and clinical personnel working with these patients, as well as researchers in the field. This Oesophageal Cancer Day will be organised in Stockholm on May 13th, 2019. Together with a patient collaborative group, the researchers will create an agenda with the most important subjects, to promote a better exchange of information and increase contact, networking and collaboration between the stakeholders.

Karin Vikström, Pernilla Lagergren and Kalle Mälberg, photo: MMK/KI.