Ragnhild A. Lothe from the Department of Cancer Prevention at the Institute for Cancer Research is the leader of a new K.G. Jebsen Center for Medical Research that recently was appointed in strong competition with other outstanding scientific milieus.
The new centre will focus on improving the methods of diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer, and will receive 16 mill NOK. Lothe believes that new centre may stimulate young medical doctors and researchers to become interested in this serious disease, which is the second most common cancer form in Europe, where only one half of the patients survives.
Through its activities, the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation wishes to strengthen free and independent Norwegian research and help build strong international research teams in the areas it chooses to support. The foundation will concentrate in the first instance on research in the medical and maritime/marine fields. Within these areas, it will focus in turn on a relatively limited number of large projects, selected through peer review evaluation of applications.
News article about the newly appointed centres from the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation home page (in Norwegian)
Articles from various Norwegian media:
Stiftelse støtter norsk medisinsk forskning med 48 millioner (Teknisk Ukeblad)
48 millioner til medisinsk forskning (Dagens Medisin)