THE PEZCOLLER FOUNDATION - Trento - Italy, is a non-profit organisation created in 1980 by Prof. Alessio Pezcoller (1896 - 1993) Chief Surgeon of Santa Chiara Hospital of Trento, Italy. The goal of the Foundation is to promote biomedical research in the field of cancer, through the organization of the following scientific events:
PEZCOLLER FOUNDATION-AACR INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR CANCER RESEARCH - 75.000 EURO: this prize is presented, every year, to a scientist who has made a major scientific discovery in the field of cancer. Only candidates nominated by a scientist of repute who is or was affiliated with a University, Academy or Institution will be considered eligible for the prize. The selection of the awardee is made by an International Committee consisting of eight voting members, four members from AACR and four from the Pezcoller Foundation, including the Chairperson. The winner gives his/her award lecture during the AACR Annual meeting and receives the award at a ceremony at the Foundationís headquarters in Trento, Italy. The deadline for nominations is usually in September.
PEZCOLLER FOUNDATION-ECCO RECOGNITION FOR CONTRIBUTION TO ONCOLOGY - 30.000 EURO: this prize is presented, every two years to a single individual (scientist, clinician, nurse. etc.) for his/her professional life dedication to the improvement of cancer treatment, care and research. Only candidates nominated by a scientist of repute who is or was affiliated with a University, Academy or Institution will be considered eligible for the prize. The selection of the awardee is made by an International Committee consisting of three members of the ECCO, three members of the Pezcoller Foundation and one member ex-officio from European School of Oncology. The winner gives his/her award lecture during the European Cancer Conference and receives the award at a ceremony in Rovereto (Trento), Italy.
PEZCOLLER FOUNDATION-EACR CANCER RESEARCH AWARD: celebrating academic excellence and achievements of young researchers in the field of cancer. This prestigious award and lecture is presented at the Biennial EACR Congress. The award includes 10,000 Euro.
THE PEZCOLLER SYMPOSIA: a series of annual symposia promoting interactions among scientists working at the cutting edge of basic oncological sciences.
PEZCOLLER SEMINARS: a series educational meetings for local Medical Doctors.
PEZCOLLER FELLOWSHIPS: Pezcoller Foundation-AACR scolar-in-trainig awards to support participation in the AACR annual meeting by scientists in training who are travelling from Italy and Europe to present highly rated abstracts; other grants for young Italian and local researchers.
THE PEZCOLLER FOUNDATION JOURNAL: this periodical is published in order to provide a direct link, at six month intervals, between the Pezcoller Foundation and the international medical and scientific community .