15 October 2014
The Nordic Cancer Union grants € 750.000 to cancer research
The Nordic Cancer Union (NCU) recently awarded € 750.000 to cancer research in 2015. A total of 15 research projects, promoting Nordic cooperation within the field of cancer research and focusing on epidemiology, health promotion, and/or the rehabilitation of cancer patients, received grants ranging from € 30.000 to € 70.000.
The NCU is a collaborative body comprised of the national cancer societies of Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. The purpose of the NCU research grant is to support and stimulate collaborative Nordic research that will benefit cancer patients in the Nordic countries. NORDCAN’s last available numbers show that approximately 140 000 people per year were diagnosed with cancer in the Nordic countries during the years 2007 to 2011. Almost 60 000 died of cancer per year from 2005 to 2009.
The NCU has provided funding to support and stimulate collaborative cancer research within the Nordic countries since 1989. All applications submitted for an NCU research grant are evaluated based on the project’s scientific quality, level of Nordic synergy, and relevance to the NCU’s strategic aims.
Visit NCU Research Grants Awarded 2014 for more information about the projects that received funding this year. For general information about the NCU research grant, please see Grants from the Nordic Cancer Union.