The Swedish Cancer Society grants KI researchers SEK 180 million
Three researchers at Karolinska Institutet receive the maximum grant as the Swedish Cancer Society distributes 454 million kronor in research funding. In total, 83 researchers at KI receive more than SEK 180 million, of which almost SEK 73 million in new grants.
Yihai Cao, professor at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, researches in tumours’ blood vessels with the aim of improving the effect of drugs that inhibit the formation of new vessels that tumours need to be able to grow. He is granted 2.25 million kronor a year for three years.
Joakim Dillner, professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, researches in human papilloma virus, HPV, with the aim of preventing those forms of cancer that are caused by HPV by among other things optimising screening for cervical cancer. He is granted 2.25 million a year for three years.
Jussi Taipale, professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, researches in processes that control the growth of cancer cells, knowledge that in the long term might be able to be used to develop new drugs. He is granted 2.25 million a year for three years.