Short History of the Pezcoller Foundation

Late ‘70s first project of the Foundation and procedures for the donation of the prof. Pezcoller properties.

February 7, 1980 signature of the constitution act and official presentation of the Foundation

March 29, 1982 official recognition by the President of the Italian Republic

August 1986 settlement of the first board of directors, which established:

  • A biennial international award for cancer research
  • The International Selection Committee, chaired by Prof. Umberto Veronesi


1988
, first International Award to Vincent De Vita, at the presence of Prof. Pezcoller


1989
, first Pezcoller Symposium, aimed to promote interaction among top scientists working at the cutting edge of basic oncological sciences


1994
, establishment of the FECS - PEZCOLLER RECOGNITION for contribution to oncology. A biennial award, to recognize a single health professional for dedication of his/her professional life to the fight against cancer. (Discontinued)


1997
, Strategic Partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR),

  • formal agreement executed on April 13, 1997 Pezcoller
  • the award becomes annual and named PEZCOLLER FOUNDATION – AACR INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR CANCER RESEARCH
Prof. Pezcoller and Prof. Veronesi in 1991

 


2012
, Partnership with the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)

  • to establish the PEZCOLLER FOUNDATION – EACR CANCER RESEARCHER AWARD
  • to a young european researcher


April 2018
, Renewal of the formal agreement between Pezcoller Foundation and AACR. The award is named the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research.


July 2018
, Agreement between the Pezcoller Foundation and the Museum of Science of Trento, MUSE, aimed to promote the communication of scientific culture to the general population, to foster the growth of responsible and inclusive citizenship.

THE PEZCOLLER - AACR AGREEMENTS AND THE PRESIDENTS OF THE PEZCOLLER FOUNDATION
Pezcoller President Monti and AACR CEO Foti, in the presence of the AACR President Coffey and Pezcoller delegation (April, 1997)
Pezcoller President Galligioni and AACR CEO Foti, in the presence of the AACR President Jaffee and Pezcoller Delegation (April 2018)
1980-1986 Renato Vinante
1986 -1988 Giustiniano de Pretis
1988-1996 Aimone Sordo
1996-2001 Pietro Monti
2001-2011 Gios Bernardi
2011- 2016 Davide Bassi
2016 - to present Enzo Galligioni
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