11 March 2020

NCU meeting 2 March 2020

NCU Board meeting on 2 March 2020 in Copenhagen

Inspirational presentations


At the meeting inspirational presentations were given regarding models for funding of cancer research: 


  • Presentation regarding Danish Cancer Society research funding strategi and models

Jesper Fisker, managing director, Danish Cancer Society


  • Presentation regarding  Norweigian Cancer Society Kreftforeningens research funding strategi  

Ole Alexander Opdalshei, assistant General Secretary, Norweigian Cancer Society


  • Presentation regarding Cancerfondens research funding strategy

Ulrika Årehed Kågström, General Secretary,  Cancerfonden


  • Presentation from CRUK – Cancer Research UK
  1. Brief overview of Cancer Research UK
  2. Research Strategy and how this has evolved over the last 10 years
  3. Measuring impact of research
  4. Collaboration between cancer societies: research, fundraising and beyond

      Nick Grant, Executive Director of Strategy and International Partnerships

      Tara Gipp, Senior International Partnerships Manager

      Andrew Knowles, Senior Research Evaluation Manager Research and Innovation


Focus was on topics such as:


  • Quality in research
  • The importance of openness to give priority to new or underfunded areas of the cancer field
  • The importance of being a role-model for others – and to open the scope for cancer related topics to support with research funds.

Interesting perspectives in moving towards more international co-operation in some research projects. 

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