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Cancer Research South School - CARES

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 Cancer Center. CARES is open to all PhD students in the cancer field at both universities and is run as 2 18-months cycles during 3 year-periods (2018-2020). CARES is funded by the Swedish Cancer Society and hosted by LUCC.

Doctoral conferment cermony with promovendi in the university main building


The primary goal is to provide a comprehensive set of method-based and clinically-relevant one week courses. In addition, the enrolled students will also participate in local seminars, retreats and advanced seminars organised by both universities.


Explanations: Lund University (LU); University of Gothenburg (UGOT); 1.5 ECTS = one week full time

  1. Epigenetics in cancer research (UGOT; 1.5 ECTS; October 14-18, 2019; week 42) - APPLICATION CLOSED
  2. Single cell tumor biology and tumor heterogeneity (UGOT; 1.5 ECTS; November 11-15, 2019; week 46) - APPLICATION CLOSED
  3. The human genome and high content methods (LU; 1.5 ECTS; September 23-27, 2019; week 39) - CANCELLED
  4. High throughput sequencing - applications in cancer research (LU; 1.5 ECTS; 24-28 February, 2020, week 9) - CANCELLED
  5. Epidemiology I - Intorduction to epidemiology (LU; 1.5 ECTS; January 23 & 30 and February 4 & 7, Spring 2020; week 4, 5 & 6) - APPLICATION CLOSED
  6. Mouse models and imaging modalities in cancer research (LU; 1.5 ECTS; 16-20 March, 2020, week 12) - CANCELLED
  7. Translational research (UGOT; 1.5 ECTS; Date to be determined, Autumn 2020) - CANCELLED
  8. Proteomics in cancer research (UGOT; 1.5 ECTS; 12 - 16 October 2020, week 42, Autumn 2020) - Application link Deadline 21 April 2020

New course: Introduction to bioinformatic in medicine (LU; 1.5 ECTS; 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 May) 12,13,14,19, 20th of May - information & application open until 31 March 2020


One day retreat - 29 November 2019 (week 48)

PDF icon Programme Retreat 29Nov2019

Local seminars

Local seminars are usually run at respective universities at weekly or biweekly basis with local speakers or invited international speakers.

Advanced seminars

Advanced seminars are usually run once or twice per year as one day event with invited international speakers and local speakers.


PhD students will be enrolled in a competitive application process. Applications will be reviewed by the steering committee and students will be selected based on their academic record.

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Steering Committee

Logo with blue text CARES Cancer Research South School on white background

Håkan Axelson (Director LU)
Jonas Nilsson (UGOT)
Kristian Pietras (LU)
Pierre Åman (Director UGOT)

Administrative contact


Housing in Gothenburg

Housing in Lund  - Contact Pia Berntsson since the host department at Lund University need to reserve and book the room for you.

LUCC - Lund University Cancer Centre
Lund University
Box 117, 221 00, Lund, Sweden
Telephone +46 (0) 46 222 0000 (switchboard)