The King attends the Swedish Cancer Society's lunch symposium
The King at the Swedish Cancer Society's lunch symposium. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/The Swedish Cancer Society
On Monday 14 November, The King attended a lunch symposium to mark the Swedish Cancer Society's 60th anniversary.
The King was welcomed by Secretary General Stefan Bergh, Chairman of the Board Bengt Holgersson and Anna Bromberg Sehlberg, who is responsible for the society's 60th anniversary celebrations. The symposium consisted of four talks: Chairman Bengt Westermark of the Swedish Cancer Society's Research Commission spoke about the challenges and opportunities of cancer research. Vice Dean Kristoffer Hellstrand from the Sahlgrenska Academy discussed the impact of funds raised by the Swedish Cancer Society on Swedish cancer research. Docent Anna Martling from Karolinska Institutet spoke on the theme of the Swedish Cancer Society's focus on young cancer research fellowships. The Swedish Cancer Society's Secretary General Stefan Bergh talked about the society's future visions and goals. The Swedish Cancer Society is the biggest individual financial backer of Swedish cancer research, funding around 400 research projects each year. In 2010, the Board of the Swedish Cancer Society earmarked just over SEK 385 million for initiatives including research projects, services, care development and planning groups. All projects are financed for at least three years. Find out more about the Swedish Cancer Society here.