Kjetil Tasker awarded King Olav V’s Cancer Research Award

Kjetil Tasker awarded King Olav V's Cancer Research AwardOslo.Kjetil Tasker awarded King Olav V's Cancer Research Award.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

On Monday, King Harald handed over the King Olav V’s Cancer Research Award 2016 to Professor Kjetil Tasker at the University of Oslo for his work with immunotherapy.

Tasker, who is also the director of the Biotechnology Centre and the Norwegian Centre for Molecular Medicine, was awarded by King Harald in the Old hall at University Square in downtown Oslo.
Cancer Society strongly believes that Tasker has largely contributed to the understanding of immune-oncology, work that will be even more relevant in the development of next generation immunotherapy.
Oslo Mayor Marianne Borgen, Vice President of Norwegian Great Council Marit Nybakk, Head Master of University of Oslo Ole Petter Ottersen and the Norwegian Cancer Society Chairman Gunn-Elin Aasprong Bjørneboe were among those who were presented during the ceremony.
King Olav V’s Cancer Research Award is given every year by the Cancer Society to scientists who have contributed to promoting the Norwegian cancer research quality and scope. The prize is in the value of 1 million Norwegian Kroner.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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