What are musculoskeletal tumors?

Musculoskeletal tumors are cancers that affect the body's locomotion and support tissues such as muscles, joints and bones. This form of cancer is relatively rare and primarily affects children and young adults. Many of these tumors are very serious and do often require difficult and extensive therapies including surgery, radiation therapy and pharmacological treatment.

Although methods for diagnosis and for surgery and other treatment, has improved considerably in recent decades, much remains to be done.

It is extremely important for these patients that through research come up with new and improved methods to make the diagnosis, to assess the correct prognosis, to select the best form of treatment and to develop ways to improve patients' quality of life.

At Sahlgrenska University Hospital is a leading international center for diagnosis, treatment and research into these cancers (CMT).

The research conducted at this center and by other cancer researchers in this area is totally dependent on financial support from external funds and foundations.

Research grants

Johan Jansson Foundation awards annual grants to various research projects, and contributions to the Foundation goes directly to research without any administrative costs. Researchers who receive financial support for their research reports annually to the Board the results obtained.

Application for research funding »
Requests for advance payment of the research grants »
Requests for advance payment of the travel grant »
Requests for final payment of the travel grant »
Financial accounting of the received travel scholarships »

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In total, the Foundation has during the years 1998 to 2017 given SEK 11.2 million for research.


Disbursed grants

In 2017 SEK 750 000 was disbursed to 11 researchers:

Daniel Andersson,
Christina Berger,
Peter Bergh,
Dolatabadi Soushila,
Fredrik Enlund,
Filges Stefan,
Fereydouni Bentolhoda,
Emma Jonasson
Jon Kindblom,
Anders Ståhlberg, and
Vannas Chrisstoffer.

During 1998 - 2017, SEK 11.2 million was divided among an average of 10 researchers / year. In addition, 5 handicap-equipped cars were loaned and 2 driving license courses were paid. In addition, 5 Volvo station wagons were loaned on a yearly basis to disabled young people, who thereby gained a much better quality of life.