In English

Radiumhemmets Forskningsfonder (the Cancer Research Funds of Radiumhemmet) funds patient-centred clinical cancer research.

Radiumhemmets Forskningsfonder consists of the two oldest cancer research funds in Sweden, Cancerföreningen i Stockholm (the Cancer Society in Stockholm, 1910) and Stiftelsen Konung Gustaf V:s Jubileumsfond (the Foundation King Gustaf V Jubilee Fund, 1928).

Our main purpose is to support patient-centred clinical cancer research, primarily in Stockholm. Clinical research is conducted in close connection with healthcare and the supported researchers aim to achieve results to benefit cancer patients in a near future.

The goal is to diagnose cancer at an earlier stage and find better treatment methods, which cure cancer or improve the quality of life for those who live with cancer.

In the last years we have annually granted a total amount of between SEK 65 and 85 million to cancer research. Considerable occasional donations have also been made during the years. The largest being financial support to the construction of the Cancer Centre Karolinska laboratories at the Karolinska Hospital in the 1990´s.

The two funds have a total capital of more than SEK 2 billion. New funds are obtained through returns on capital and through gifts and testaments from the public. A large part of Swedish cancer research is financed by funds from the public through funds and associations, therefore gifts and testaments are of great importance.

The Cancer Society in Stockholm and the Foundation King Gustaf V Jubilee Fund worked closely since the start with cancer care and cancer research but when health care in Sweden was nationalised in the 1940´s the two funds joined forces and concentrated on the funding of Swedish cancer research. Since 2000, the funds have worked together under the name Radiumhemmets Forskningsfonder.

Applications for research funding are handled jointly by the Scientific Committee (the Cancer Society) and the Research Committee (the Jubilee Fund). The final decisions are thereafter made by the respective boards.

Contact information

Radiumhemmets Forskningsfonder have a secretariat at the premises of the Karolinska University Hospital, Solna.

Phone: +46 8 545 425 50
E-mail: info@rahfo.se
Postal address: Radiumhemmets Forskningsfonder, Box 25, SE-171 11 Solna
Visiting address: Cancer Center Karolinska (CCK), Visionsgatan 56A, Solna

Bank information

The Cancer Society in Stockholm (Cancerföreningen i Stockholm):

IBAN: SE1150000000054281002480
BIC/Swift: ESSESESS
Bank address: SEB, SE-106 40 Stockholm

The Foundation King Gustaf V Jubilee Fund (Stiftelsen Konung Gustaf Vs Jubileumsfond):

IBAN: SE9850000000054281003533
BIC/Swift: ESSESESS
Bank address: SEB, SE-106 40 Stockholm