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February 2022


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Cancer Research KI updates and upcoming events


Collaborative Call for Applications to Support Research in Breast Cancer, other Solid Tumors, and Hematologic Malignancies: 2022 Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Cancer Research KI


The objective of this funding is to initiate and further enhance collaborative research endeavours in the cancer area between Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Karolinska Institutet - Cancer Research KI.

We seek highly innovative approaches that may involve considerable scientific risk, but which may potentially lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of new techniques, agents, methodologies, models, and applications that could have a major impact on cancer research and patient outcomes. It is expected that support via this program will lead to impactful publications, discoveries and targeted submission of subsequent extramural peer-reviewed grants seeking support from other sources. These will be the metrics of success for this grant award program.

Application submission deadline Sweden: 23:59 on April 1, 2022

To facilitate new collaborations, we are offering help in identifying research partners at both institutes. Please write a short description of the proposed project and send this to

All details you can find on the CRKI website.

Anna Martling and Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren interviewd at Dagens Industri


Anna Martling is a Professor of Surgery at Karolinska Institutet and chief physician and colorectal surgeon in Tema Cancer, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm. In 2021, she received the prize “Cancer Researcher of the Year” from The Swedish Cancer Society.

Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren is a Professor, Senior physician at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge and the Director of NextGenNK Competence Center founded by Sweden's Innovation Agency.

In Dagens Industri, they talked about Precision Medicine Centre Karolinska, NextGenNK and Cancer Research KI. The text is available in Swedish.

Save the date: Karolinska CCC Day 1st April


In March 2022, it will be 2 years since the OECI accreditation of Karolinska Comprehensive Cancer Center.

On the 1st April 2022, we want to celebrate this with the first Karolinska CCC Day where we highlight research and development within the center. The day will be held in the Erling Persson Hall in Aula Medica. More information about programs and registration will be coming soon.

Seminars and Workshops


Karolinska Clinical Cancer Talks

Welcome to the Karolinska CCC Clinical Cancer talks with Professor/assistant senior physician Karin Ekström Smedby on 'Towards Precision Medicine in Lymphomas-the prospective BioLymph study'.

21st February 2022 16.00-16.45

Ulf von Euler J3:06 Solna or Teams
Please e-mail to get the teams link

Karolinska Comprehensive Cancer Center leads “Karolinska Clinical Cancer Talks”, where distinguished cancer researchers give talks on topics in cancer research for cancer researchers and clinicians in cancer care. While the topics may be highly specialized, the presentations should be understandable for all with training in cancer biology, oncology, and oncologic surgery. The talks are given in English.

Cancer Research KI retreat at Djurönäset 23rd-24th May 2022

The registration deadline for the annual Cancer Research KI retreat is approaching!

The XIXth Cancer Research KI Retreat will take place May 23-24, 2022 at Djurönäset in the Stockholm archipelago. The retreat is open for all KI/KUH students, post-docs, researchers, principal investigators, and healthcare professionals with an interest in cancer research and the current and future activities of Cancer Research KI.

For more information, please visit the retreat website. To learn more about the previous editions please visit the retreat archive.

We hope to see you there!

Deadline for registration: February 21, 2022

Abstract deadline submission: February 21, 2022 to for all that want to present either a poster or a presentation.

Cancer Research KI maps cancer research

principal investigators across KI


Cancer Research KI is constantly improving a database of principal investigators at KI in the cancer area. The database is intended for researchers at KI and elsewhere as well as others interested in obtaining an overview of cancer research at KI. It aims to foster new collaborations, learn more about specific cancer areas, or explore industrial interactions.

Please check out the new and updated data visualisation and feel free to reach out to if you want to update or add information about your research group.

Recent Research Publications

Long Jiang (Dept. of Medicine Solna) et al., CRISPR/Cas9-Induced DNA Damage Enriches for Mutations in a p53-Linked Interactome: Implications for CRISPR-Based Therapies. Cancer Research, January 2022.
Isabella Ekheden (Dept. of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics) et al., Esophageal abnormalities and the risk for gastroesophageal cancers-a histopathology-register-based study in Sweden. European Journal of Epidemiology, January 2022.
Shuang Hao (Dept.of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics) et al., Cost-Effectiveness of the Stockholm3 Test and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Prostate Cancer Screening: A Microsimulation Study. European Urology, January 2022.
Belkić Dževad, Belkić Karen (Dept. of Oncology & Pathology) In vitro proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy at 14T for benign and malignant ovary: Part I, Signal processing by the nonparametric fast Pade transform. Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, December 2021.

Any cancer-related publications from a KI-based researcher (corresponding author must be from KI) that you wish to be advertised through our newsletter please send in the format shown above to our email:

Open Positions


Scientific Coordinator in Precision Medicine at SciLifeLab


Last application date: 14.02.2022



Postdoctoral fellow (employment) in p53 and cancer therapy

Department of Biochemistry, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland with several research visits or longer stays at KI

Last application date: 28.02.2022

Contact: Dr Joanna Zawacka-Pankau,


Two doctoral (PhD) student positions in translational medicine & chemical biology

Department of Oncology-Pathology

Last application date: 11.03.2022

Contact: Athina Pliakou, and Sean Rudd,


Please send us your open positions for Master projects, PhD candidates and postdocs so that we can advertise them to our Cancer Research KI community.

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Cancer Research KI is an overarching umbrella organisation and single point of entry to cancer research at Karolinska Institutet, conducted by some 350 research groups at multiple campuses and departments. The aim is to combine cancer research with clinical oncology by bringing together top level cancer scientists from different disciplines, with the overall goal to generate new scientific discoveries that can be rapidly translated into clinical practice for the benefit of patients and society.


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