Established by Bengt Sjöberg 2016
The Sjöberg prize
The Statutes, § 7, shows that The Sjöberg Foundation each year will distribute the Sjöberg Prize:
"The Foundation will also award an annual scholarship, "The Sjöberg Prize", to a prominent scientist or group of scientists in Sweden or any other country. The scholarship will amount to the equivalent of 1 million US dollars in today's value of money. The prize will to 1/10 concern encouragement and be used freely by the receiver, and the remaining 9/10 will be used for future research in cancer. "
The commission to appoint laureates and administer price work, the foundation has transferred to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
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 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sjöberg Prize 2017 to Professor James P. Allison, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX and Professor Tony Hunter, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA "for pioneering studies of cellular processes which led to the development of new effective cancer drugs." Further information is provided by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' website: The Sjöberg Prize.
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