24 million SEK for cancer research at Linköping University

Ten researchers from Linköping University have received more than 24 million Swedish kronor from this year’s allocation of funds from the Swedish Cancer Society.

Mammography.One of the research projects concerns the increased cancer risk in women with dense breast tissue. Photo credit Valerii ApetroaieiCharlotta Dabrosin, professor at the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences (BKV), has received 5.25 million kronor for research into breast density and breast cancer. Professor Dabrosin’s research will look at why women with higher breast density are at higher risk of developing breast cancer, and how we can develop methods to reduce the cancer risk of women with high breast density.

A further eight researchers at BKV were granted research funds. Stig Linder has received 3.75 million kronor and Claudio Cantú has received 3 million kronor. Both Linda Bojmar and Jan-Ingvar Jönsson have received 2.4 million kronor each. Jörg Cammenga, Franscisca Lottersberger and Anders Rosén have been granted funds amounting to 1.6 million kronor, and Xiaofeng Sun has received 1.2 million kronor. Daniel Aili from the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) has received 1.6 million kronor in research funds.

This year’s allocation of funds is the largest ever to have come from the Swedish Cancer Society. In total, the charity has allocated 850 million kronor to Swedish cancer research this year. The Swedish Cancer Society is an independent charity with research funds financed by individuals and companies.

The researchers who receive funding

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