The Assar Gabrielssons Fond Foundation has awarded Kristell Le Gal Beneroso in the category of basic scientific research and Jennifer Park in the category of clinical research. Both laureates, researching at the University of Gothenburg, will receive a reward of SEK 100,000 each, directly transferred to the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg as an additional research grants.
The prize for clinical research goes to PhD student Jennifer Park for her thesis on four sub-works, the findings of which may affect the clinical treatment of patients with rectal cancer.
- Jennifer is rewarded for a clinically relevant, well-conducted study whose results may have direct implications for the clinical management of patients with rectal cancer. The studies also have clear potential to be extended to several diseases of the colon and rectum with obvious gains for patients and healthcare, says Professor Eva Forssell-Aronsson.
PhD student Kristell Le Gal Beneroso is awarded the prize for focusing her thesis on the effects of antioxidants for tumour progression, which partly overturns what was previously theorized.
- She receives the award for her paradigm-shifting and high-profile findings on the unfavourable effect of antioxidants on the development of cancer. The studies provide a mechanistic model of explanation for clinical studies that have shown negative effects of antioxidants and may ultimately offer more initiated recommendations on health supplements to large patient groups, says Professor Eva Forssell-Aronsson, executive member of the Foundation in her explanatory statement.
From "Explanatory statement, 2020-Award"