The Swedish Cancer Society

The Swedish Cancer Society work to beat cancer faster through financing the best cancer research in Sweden. 

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Play Together Against Cancer

Play Together Against Cancer allows creators and gamers to raise money for life saving cancer research.

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Rapid advances in cancer research

Klas Kärre, Chairman of the Scientific Council at the Swedish Cancer Society, describes the research breakthroughs that save lives and why there is reason for hope for the future.

Largest charity in Sweden

Thanks to all of our donors we can fund over 500 research projects every year. Being the largest fundraising charity in Sweden we get donations via legacies, monthly giving, donations and memorial gifts as well as peer-to-peer fundraisers, corporate donations and partnerships. 

During 2021 our total revenue was 949 million SEK, which was the highest ever. 

Highlighted reports

The Swedish Cancer Society Report 2023 – Clinical research

To meet the challenges of the future in cancer care, we need a knowledge-intensive cancer care system that constantly evolves . If research issues are not given greater prominence within the healthcare organisation, we risk missing out. 

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The Swedish Cancer Society Report 2022 – Major cancer prevention policy

There are major gaps in current policies on what society is doing to prevent cancer. In order to reduce the number of people affected, politicians need to take responsibility and eliminate causes that are well known and can be influenced.

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The Swedish Cancer Socitey Report 2021 – Segregated screening

There are clear geographical differences in the degree of participation in the national screening programs for breast cancer, cervical cancer and colorectal cancer. This is true both between and within regions.

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How COVID-19 impacted cancer research in Sweden – 2021

The purpose of this report is to identify how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Swedish cancer research. 

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How Covid-19 is affecting cancer care in Sweden – 2020

In this 2020-report one of the findings were that cancer treatments to a large extent were taking place as usual.

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Impact report

Find out more about the impact of the Swedish Cancer Society’s research funding 2010-2020.

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About us

Cancerfondens Secretary-General Ulrika Årehed Kågström

Secretary-General Ulrika Årehed Kågström

We are just over 90 coworkers dedicated to beating cancer at the Swedish Cancer Society. Since 2016, the organisation is led by the Secretary-General Ulrika Årehed Kågström.

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"Cancerlinjen" – our helpline

If you have cancer, or live near cancer, you can get support from our trained cancer information specialists. Call Cancerlinjen at 010-1991010 or send an e-mail

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