Published: 2020-12-17 08:00 | Updated: 2020-12-17 09:28

SEK 12 million awarded from the Sjöberg Foundation

Three researchers from Karolinska Institutet have been awarded grants from the Sjöberg Foundation, in total a sum of SEK 12 million. The foundation supports research with a focus on cancer, health and the environment.

The three researchers and their projects are:

Pernilla Lagergren, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery
Project: RECAPP – RECovery APP for oesophageal cancer patients
Grant: SEK 5 million

Jesper Lagergren, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery
Project: The risk of oesophageal adenocarcinoma after eradication treatment of Helicobacter pylori
Grant: SEK 4 million

Nikolas Herold, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health
Project: Addition of hydroxyurea to standard treatment of newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukaemia to overcome chemotherapy resistance: The academic multicentre phase 1/2 trial HEAT-AML (Hydroxyurea-Enhanced Ara-C Treatment of AML)
Grant: SEK 3 million

About the Sjöberg Foundation

The Sjöberg Foundation was founded in 2016 by the businessman Bengt Sjöberg, who himself suffered from lung cancer. The purpose of the foundation is to promote scientific research with a focus on cancer, health and environment. Funding are primarily granted researchers at universities in Sweden or abroad. Bengt Sjöberg passed away in 2017.

More about the foundation