High-profile cancer research

Cancer is a research network for scientists and health care professionals at Linköping University and at the County Council of Östergötland (Region Östergötland).

The network includes independent researchers and their groups whose research is related to cancer diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment.

Unique to Cancer is its engagement of scientists from a wide range of disciplines from clinical application to engineering. By supporting interdisciplinary research, we build on strongholds of Linköping University and Regional Health Care to form a high-profile cancer research environment with the ultimate aim to improve patient care and survival.

Our aim is to create a high-profile cancer research environment at Linköping University (LiU) and the County Council of Östergötland (RÖ) with an increasing number of high-quality publications and external grants-of-excellence.

We will achieve this aim by:

  • creating a joint cancer research community at LiU and LiÖ
  • strengthening interdisciplinary connections in cancer research
  • catalyzing collaborative projects in cancer research and care
  • building on existing strong research environments and strengthen collaborations between these

Linköping Cancer Center

Linköping University is together with Region Östergötland in the process of accredit our cancer care and research by the standards of Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI). OECI is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that was established in 1979.

The aim of OECI is to promote collaborations between European healthcare providers and research institutes in the field of cancer. Our application is submitted and presently reviewed by OECI and a site visit will take place in Linköping during February 14th-15th 2024. We will keep you updated.


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Linda Bojmar contributes to groundbreaking study on cancer

Linda Bojmar has played a significant role in a groundbreaking study recently published in Nature. The study sheds new light on how cancers in distant organs can profoundly impact liver function, providing crucial insights for cancer treatment.

illustration of cancer cells and red blood cells in blood vessel.

Possible explanation for long-term effects in leukemia survivors

Contrary to previous belief, stem cells, from which all new blood cells are formed, remain in bone marrow in the blood cancer type acute lymphocytic leukemia. But they have a hidden defect and lose their ability to form new blood cells.

Person in a lab reaching for an instrument.

Cancer researcher Linda Bojmar leads a unique study in humans

What’s it like to lead a research group, spend half your life on an airplane across the Atlantic, while making sure that family life runs smoothly? This is the reality facing Linda Bojmar every day, now back in Linköping to work on a unique study.

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