Rune Toftgård
Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet (Chair)

Maria Kasper
Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet

Sten Eirik Jacobsen
Department of Medicine Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet

Petter Woll
Department of Medicine Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet

Sandra Falck
StratCan, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet (Conference Manager)

Monica Ahlberg
Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet (Conference Manager)

Established in 1863, JIM has developed into a highly successful journal since it was launched in its revised form in 1989. With an Impact Factor of 6.754 and ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2017:13/155 (Medicine, General & Internal). It features original clinical articles from all over the world within the broad field of general and internal medicine and its sub-specialties. JIM also supports and organizes scientific meetings in the form of symposia, such as the one featured in this website.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences was founded in 1739 and is an independent non-governmental organisation, whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society.  The Academy promotes science of the highest quality by fostering development and innovation in Swedish research. It enhances the status of science in society by drawing attention to key social issues, examining them in scientific terms and communicating the results, and joins in cooperation on global issues, with the aim of being an international  scientific proponent of sustainable development.


StratCan/ The Strategic Research Programme in Cancer (StratCan) at Karolinska Intitutet combines cancer biology with clinical oncology by bringing together top level cancer scientists from different disciplines. The overall goal is to generate new scientific discoveries that can be rapidly translated into clinical practice for the benefit of patients and society. The programme is supported by the government through the strategic initiatives since 2010.

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The application is now open!

Applications for participation in the Key 16 Origin of Cancer conference are welcome until February 17th, 2019
Please see the registration page for further details.

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logistics etc.) kindly contact:

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