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Cancer Research South School - CARES

A new updated CARES was launched during 2022 with new content and courses. First application round closed 15 September 2021.
The first 18 month period of CARES will run from January 2022 until the end of June 2023 and the second period will be from July/August 2023 until the end of December 2024. The next application round will open during Spring 2023.

Cancer Research South (CARES) School is a graduate research school for PhD students in cancer research and is a collaboration between Lund University (LU) and University of Gothenburg (UGOT) under the umbrella of Lund University Cancer Centre (LUCC) and Sahlgrenska Center for Cancer Research (SCCR). CARES is funded by the Swedish Cancer Society and hosted by LUCC.

Cancer Research South (CARES) school was initiated 2014 with support from the Swedish Cancer Society. The research school is now relaunched in a new format starting January 2022. The new format comprises CARES a range of activities, including both on-line courses, retreats and exchange program, with the overarching goal to provide you as a PhD student a unique possibility to broaden your knowledge in all aspects of comprehensive translational cancer research. We are aiming for approximately 30 students per 18 months cycle, with an equal distribution of clinical and preclinical fellows.

Flowchart of course content for CARES


The primary goal of the CARES School is to provide a combination of comprehensive courses at the same time as the students get a deepened insight into the spectrum of activities within modern cancer research. This will empower the students to reflect on the most important concepts in cancer research today and incorporate this knowledge into their own research.


Within the 18 months program the research school comprise:

  • 4 one day retreats, thematically organized
  • 4 online courses focusing on contemporary methods, including bioinformatics, liquid biopsy, epigenetics and translational cancer research
  • One online course in clinical trials in cancer
  • An exchange program between clinical and preclinical fellows.

Admission - closed - new application round Spring 2023

Applications will be reviewed by an admissions committee, and students selected on the basis of their academic record and personal motivation statement. A letter of support from the supervisor is required. Applicants should have at least two years left of their PhD studies.

The first admission round closed September 15 2021. You will be notified within two weeks whether you have been accepted or not. If required, a second admission round will be opened.

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