NOK 38 million towards research on personalised paediatric cancer treatment

NOK 38 million towards research on personalised paediatric cancer treatment

16.05.2018
NordForsk, the Norwegian Cancer Society and the Research Council of Norway are collaborating on a call for proposals in the area of personalised cancer treatment for children. The call for Nordic Clinical Trial Projects on Paediatric Cancer Treatment has a total budget of NOK 38 million and the grant application deadline is 3 October 2018.

Every year, several hundred children and young people in the Nordic countries are diagnosed with cancer, and new knowledge is needed to continue to develop effective treatment. There is a need for solutions that not only ensure higher survival rates but also enable children to live long, good lives after they have completed their treatment.

Personalised treatment is emerging as a clear trend in the Nordic countries. This involves giving each patient treatment that is more specifically customised to his or her individual biological characteristics. Everyone with the same type of cancer should not necessarily receive the same treatment – instead, the biological conditions will determine the treatment regime.

When treatment is more personalised, the patient groups become smaller. As a result, each Nordic country on its own often has too small a patient base to conduct national trials. Cooperation across national borders can provide much-needed insight in this context.

The call is issued as part of the Nordic Trial Alliance pilot project under the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare at NordForsk. A total of NOK 38 million in funding is available, and applicants may apply for up to NOK 10 million per project. 

The deadline for submitting grant applications is 3 October 2018, 13.00 CEST.

See the complete call for proposals 

About the Nordic Trial Alliance

About the Nordic Programme for Health and Welfare 

For more information on Nordic Clinical Trial Projects on Paediatric Cancer, contact:

Maria Nilsson, Special Adviser

E-mail: maria.nilsson@nordforsk.org

Telephone: +47 99 38 02 64

Marianne Aastebøl Minge, Senior Adviser

E-mail: marianne.minge@nordforsk.org

Telephone: +47 936 02 527

By: Tor Martin Nilsen 

Photo: Yadid Levy /Norden.org

Maria Nilsson - Special Adviser and Leader of the Health and Welfare Programme
Contact person Maria Nilsson
Special Adviser and Leader of the Health and Welfare Programme
Work +47 993 80 264
Marianne Aastebøl Minge - Senior Adviser
Contact person Marianne Aastebøl Minge
Senior Adviser
Work +47 936 02 527
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