The Swedish Cancer Society

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Contact information

Address: David Bagares gata 5
SE-101 55 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 677 10 00


Göran Hägglund

Chairman of the Board: Göran Hägglund
Secretary-General: Ulrika Årehed Kågström

About us

The Swedish Cancer Society is an independent, non-profit organization who work to beat cancer faster through financing the best cancer research in Sweden. To ensure high quality research our Research Commission consists of highly esteemed researchers.

Thanks to our donors we can work to save more lives. We fundraise through a wide range of campaigns and platforms, donor communications and collaborations with companies.

We strive to inform and support everyone affected by cancer, both those with cancer and next of kin, by spreading information about cancer, treatments and research as well as through our support line.

Politics plays an important role in the fight to beat cancer and our advocacy work is very important. The politicians decide the preconditions for prevention, health care and research.

Our impact

Since the founding in 1951, the Swedish Cancer Society has contributed with over 1,1 billion Euro to Swedish cancer research.

  • Our research funding has more than doubled over the last decade.
  • 11 892 publications, funded by the Swedish Cancer Society, have been published between 2010-2020.
  • 80 % of the Swedish national care plans refers to research funded by the Swedish Cancer Society.
  • 28 % of 361 examined international clinical guidelines for cancer refers to research funded by the Swedish Cancer Society.