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Established by Bengt Sjöberg 2016
Sjöberg Prize awarded for unique treatment that cures a once fatal cancer
The Sjöberg Prize 2018, worth one million US dollars, is awarded to cancer researchers Zhu Chen, Anne Dejean and Hugues de Thé. They have succeeded in curing one of the deadliest forms of cancer using a unique treatment method that is based on arsenic and retinoic acid. This method shows how cancer treatment is becoming more targeted as we learn more about the mechanisms responsible for the disease.
The Sjöberg Foundation decided at today's board meeting to allocate a total of 36,000,000 kronor in funding for various cancer research projects aimed at patient-related research.
The first Sjöberg Prize, totalling 1 million US dollars, is awarded for discoveries that have led to new and effective cancer treatments
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sjöberg Prize 2017 to James P. Allison, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA and Tony Hunter, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA
The Sjöberg Foundation decided at today's board meeting to support the construction of a research network between Swedish universities aimed at developing precision medical treatment for cancer. Lung cancer will be the first diagnosis as the network tackles.
The founder and donor Bengt Sjöberg dies in cancer after beeing active as the first chairman of the foundation during 2016.
Bengt Sjöberg donates SEK 2 billion to cancer research
Bengt Sjöberg, resident in Hong Kong but originally from Lysekil, Sweden, has founded the Sjöberg Foundation, to which he has donated SEK 2 billion. His hope is that this donation will make a difference to cancer research and the treatment currently received by cancer patients.
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