Mother collecting money for supporting precision warfare against cancer cells led by Johanna Olweus

Johanna Olweus
Johanna Olweus

20-year-old Victor Dyreng asked his mother to raise money for cancer research before he died of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in February 2023. The mother is now collecting money for the research of Professor Johanna Olweus at the Department for Cancer Immunology at Oslo University Hospital.
Olweus is working on a new type of immunotherapy where immune cells are equipped with "heat-seeking missiles" to find and kill cancer cells. The researchers hope to start testing the treatment on humans during 2025.
The story is covered in a feature article in national newspaper VG.

Link to the VG article (in Norwegian):
Til krig mot kreft i sønnens navn

Home page of research group headed by Johanna Olweus:
Experimental Immunotherapy Group

Department of Cancer Immunology

Institute for Cancer Research

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