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This year’s Sjöberg Prize of one million dollars is awarded to professor Kevan Shokat, University of California, USA, who became the first scientist to succeed in blocking one of the mutated proteins that cause most cancer cases. This is a huge scientific breakthrough that can result in new cancer medicines.
The Sjöberg Foundation decided at today's board meeting to allocate a total of 55 450 000 kronor in funding for various cancer research projects aimed at patient-related research.
Arul M. Chinnaiyan, University of Michigan, USA, is awarded this year’s Sjöberg Prize, worth one million US dollars, for his discovery of the fusion gene responsible for more than half of all prostate cancer cases. This has significantly improved our understanding of one of the most common types of cancer and already contributed to better diagnostics. It also holds great potential for improving the care of thousands of patients in the future.
The Sjöberg Foundation decided at today's board meeting to allocate a total of 56 100 000 kronor in funding for various cancer research projects aimed at patient-related research.
Benjamin L. Ebert, USA, receives this year’s Sjöberg Prize, worth one million US dollars, for his research into how lenalidomide works as a treatment for blood cancer. His discovery of the mechanism that promotes protein breakdown in cancer cells may be vitally important to the future development of new pharmaceuticals.
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