ESMO Fellowships: 2016 Awardees

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the ESMO 2016 Fellowships

The awards will be presented during the ESMO Fellowship Session at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark on Monday 10 October 2016, 14.15-15:45, room Lisbon

ESMO Clinical Research Fellowship 2016


Fellow: Piera Gargiulo (Istituto Nazionale Tumori- I.R.C.C.S - Fondazione Pascale, Napoli, Italy)
Project title: Inflammation markers and prognostic model of survival and toxicity in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (APC) receiving palliative Gemcitabine-based chemotherapy: insights from the SAKK 44/00-CECOG/PAN.1.3.001
Host institute: Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research SAKK, Bern, Switzerland
Sponsor: Novartis

ESMO Translational Research Fellowships 2016


Fellow: Annalisa Milano (St. Andrea Hospital, Medical and Surgical Sciences and Translational Medicine, Rome, Italy)
Project title: Next-generation expression analysis (NanoString) to develop prognostic and predictive gene signatures for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy
Host institute: Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
Sponsor: Roche


Fellow: Francesca Maria Rizzo (Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Consorziale Policlinico di Bari, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, Bari, Italy)
Project title: Different expression of CXCR4 on CTCs from NET patients with or without skeletal metastases
Host institute: UCL Cancer Institute – Department of Oncology, London, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Roche


Fellow: Sarah Kammerer (Medical University Graz, Institute of Biophysics, Graz, Austria)
Project title: Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma: development of novel treatment strategies targeting cancer stem cells and identification of new predictive biomarkers  
Host institute: Max Delbrück Centrum for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin, Germany
Sponsor: Amgen


Fellow: Matteo Lambertini (IRCCS AOU San Martino - IST, Genova, Italy)
Project title: Liquid Biomarkers during Fertility Preserving Procedures in BRCA Mutated Breast Cancer Patients
Host institute: Jules Bordet Institute, Breast Cancer Translational Research Laboratory, Brussels, Belgium
Sponsor: Amgen

Georges Mathé Translational Research Fellowship 2016


Fellow: Alexios Matikas (University Hospital of Heraklion, Greece)
Project title: Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) and host immune response as predictive factors in breast cancer
Host institute: Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Sponsors: Debiopharm, Ipsen

ESMO Palliative Care Fellowships 2016

The PC Fellowships will be presented during the ESMO Integrated Oncology & Palliative Care Community Session at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sunday 9 October 2016, 16:30-18:30 in hall Lisbon.

Fellow: Nermean Abdelkader
Home institute: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt
Host institute: The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Sponsor: Roche

Fellow: Marko Bebek
Home institute: University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia
Host institute: Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, Valencia, Spain
Sponsor: Roche

Fellow: Mohamed Youssef Deibas
Home institute: Al Hada Military Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
Host institute: UMass Memorial Medical Center, Massachusetts, Worcester, USA
Sponsor: Roche

Fellow: Gaurav Kumar
Home institute: TMC - Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata, India
Host institute: Alaw Unit, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, North Wales, UK
Sponsor: Roche

Fellow: Maksud Mallaev
Home institute: National Cancer Research Center of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Host institute: Davidoff Cancer Center, Petah Tikva, Israel
Sponsor: Roche

Fellow: Diah Martina
Home institute: Faculty of Medicine, University Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Host institute: Erasmus MC, Department of Medical Oncology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Sponsor: Roche

Fellow: Subhas Pandit
Home institute: B P Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Chitwan, Nepal
Host institute: The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead, Australia
Sponsor: Roche

Fellow: Renata Salhab
Home institute: Hospital Sirio Libanes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Host institute: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sponsor: Roche

Fellow: Uneno Yu
Home institute: Kyoto University-Graduate school of medicine, Kyoto, Japan
Host institute: St. Luke's Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK
Sponsor: Roche

Read the reports from previous ESMO Fellowships' awardees