Norwegians celebrate award for cancer screening paper

By staff writers

April 28, 2020 -- A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Norway have expressed their collective joy over the safe arrival of the 2020 EuroMinnies trophy for Scientific Paper of the Year.

Back in late February, the judging panel for the annual award scheme named the following as the winner of the best paper: Do you recommend cancer screening to your patients? A cross-sectional study of Norwegian doctors. Bringedal B et al, BMJ Open, published online on 30 August 2019.

Berit Bringedal, PhD
In safe hands: Berit Bringedal, PhD, proudly displays the EuroMinnies trophy.

Trophy presentations were due to take place at ECR 2020, but when the congress was postponed, the trophies were sent by courier to the winners.

Lead author Berit Bringedal, PhD, a sociologist and senior researcher at the LEFO-Institute for Studies of the Medical Profession in Oslo, and her three co-authors have worked from home since mid-March, but they are continuing to exchange ideas and collaborate closely.

Dr. Karin Isaksson Rø, PhD; Dr. Atle Fretheim, PhD; and Stein Nilsen, PhD
The other authors of the BMJ Open paper -- from left to right: Dr. Karin Isaksson Rø, PhD; Dr. Atle Fretheim, PhD; and Stein Nilsen, PhD -- react to the news that the team's trophy has arrived safely.

"The four of us don't work in the same location. Karin and myself are at LEFO, Atle is at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, and Stein is at the University of Bergen," Bringedal noted. "We hope this award can serve as an inspiration for everyone to continue collaborative work, despite being based at different institutions."

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