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July 12, 2021: Highlights of Pezcoller Symposium on Aging and Cancer
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Excellence in the field of cancer research: calls open
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Fellowships for young researchers
THE PEZCOLLER JOURNAL
THE PEZCOLLER JOURNAL
December 2021
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Call for nominations are open
Deadline for receipt of nominations: 9 January 2023

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Lecture at CIBIO by Dr. Maria S. Soengas
Trento, 4.30 pm
The winner of the 2022 Pezcoller-Marina Larcher Fogazzaro-EACR Women in Cancer Research Award will held a lecture at University of Trento. 
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2022 AACR Outstanding Achievement Award to Pezcoller Foundation
The Pezcoller Foundation will receive the AACR Award for Service to Cancer Science and Treatment 2022 during the AACR's 115th anniversary celebration, in Washington, DC
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NIBIT Meeting
Padova, October 13-15 2022
Pezcoller Keynote Lecture, Friday, October 14, 5 p.m.  
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THE PEZCOLLER FOUNDATION

The purpose of our Foundation is to promote and support cancer research. But why research is so important?
Who has gone through a serious illness knows that any hope for cure, comes from research.
Cure or long term survival are possible nowadays for many tumors, thanks to the incredible advancements in biological knowledge, disease prevention and therapy, that are all coming from cancer research.
Research is not the solitary achievement of a single scientist in the laboratory, but the results of the efforts of many, all over the world, matching their findings, sharing results and stimulating each other. 
This is the only way they can prove that a theory is not just another opinion, but a better understanding of a phenomenon that in the end can lead to save more lives
This was the essence of the project of our founder Dr. Alessio Pezcoller.
 
THE GREAT SCIENTISTS IN CANCER RESEARCH
Recognizing each year the most significant contributions in cancer research, is the strategy of the Foundation to highlight exceptional achievements in the fight against cancer.
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The Foundation fosters contacts and collaborations among researchers and the networking of information 
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They are a valuable tool for the most promising young researchers working in cancer science.
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All Foundation's activities, awards, events and scholarships are organized in collaboration with the most important cancer societies.
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Supporting cancer research matters to all of us. All Foundation's activities strongly rely on the generosity of donors. 
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Aim of the Pezcoller Foundation is to support biomedical research in the field of cancer.
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WHY CANCER RESEARCH IS SO IMPORTANT TO US

AWARDS TO THE BEST CANCER SCIENTISTS

Cancer research is first and foremost done by researchers. That's why our first commitment is to reward the most deserving scientists, those who have contributed the most to the advancement of the fight against cancer.
In many cases, our awards are the crowning achievement of a career of dedication, and in four cases have anticipated the Nobel Prize, the highest world recognition.
The awards represent an important encouragement to excellence for young researchers as well: they are the future - not just the present - of research.
The selection of the most deserving is done in collaboration with the most prestigious and respected scientific societies.
 

SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH

It is difficult for everyone to achieve prestigious results in research, but even great scientists have been able to make great discoveries thanks to those who have trusted them and put them in a position to work.
That's why our Foundation strongly supports cancer research through scholarships for young researchers
We collaborate in this with the most prestigious research organizations, to select the most promising researchers and research projects.
 

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR CANCER RESEARCHERS

Researchers need not only resources and grants, but also to meet with each other, to compare their data, discuss problems and results, test their ideas, gathering suggestions and criticisms.
That's why the Pezcoller Foundation annually organizes the scientific conferences called "Pezcoller Symposia", in which young researchers have the opportunity to meet some of the best researchers in the world, discuss the issues of the symposium, receive and sometimes suggest new insights and perspectives of research.
 

RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT CANCER RESEARCH

Research, like politics and economics, needs public support and that is why the Pezcoller Foundation is also committed to increase people's attention to health issues, particularly cancer.
Researchers and research institutions are part of the society and it is essential that the whole community understands and appreciates their importance, in view of saving more lives and improving the quality of life through prevention, effective treatments and precision strategies.
 
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PhD Fellowship Award Ceremony: Trento, December 1 202003/12/2020
Lotta al cancro: due borse per scrivere nuova ricerca

Elisa Facen e Matteo Gianesello vincono le due borse di dottorato attivate grazie alla collaborazione tra Università di Trento e Fondazione Pezcoller, di cui una finanziata dal Fondo comune delle Casse rurali trentine. Lavoreranno per tre anni al Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare, Computazionale e Integrata (CIBIO) sul tumore maligno delle guaine nervose periferiche e sul medulloblastoma, il più̀ comune tumore pediatrico al cervello. Oggi le congratulazioni ai due vincitori in Rettorato da parte del rettore Collini, del presidente della Fondazione Pezcoller Galligioni e del presidente del Fondo comune delle Casse rurali trentine Mucchi.

Elisa Facen e Matteo Gianesello sono i vincitori delle due borse di dottorato finanziate dalla Fondazione Pezcoller nell’ambito del Programma di Scienze Biomolecolari del Dipartimento Biologia cellulare, computazionale e integrata dell’Università di Trento per approfondire cause, meccanismi e terapie relative ai tumori. I due dottorandi sono riusciti a imporsi nella selezione per l’ammissione al dottorato per cui sono arrivate ben 117 domande. Ora i due dottorandi si dedicheranno alla ricerca sul cancro scegliendo uno ciascuno tra i sei progetti di ricerca proposti e coordinati da docenti del Dipartimento CIBIO. Elisa Facen ha optato per un progetto sul tumore maligno delle guaine nervose periferiche (MPNST) nel laboratorio Genomic Screening, diretto da Alessandro Provenzani. Matteo Gianesello ha scelto invece un progetto sul medulloblastoma, il più̀ comune tumore pediatrico al cervello e lavorerà nell’Armenise-Harvard Laboratory of Brain Disorders and Cancer, diretto da Luca Tiberi.
I due neodottorandi sono stati accolti oggi dal rettore Paolo Collini in Rettorato per un benvenuto all’Università di Trento e per la consegna formale della borsa di ricerca da parte del presidente della Fondazione Pezcoller Enzo Galligioni, e del presidente del Fondo comune delle Casse rurali trentine, Silvio Mucchi. 


Il finanziamento delle due borse di dottorato per l’anno accademico 2020/2021 è stato reso possibile grazie alla convenzione firmata lo scorso luglio tra l’Ateneo e la Fondazione Pezcoller e all’importante contributo (75mila euro) del Fondo comune delle Casse rurali trentine. Le borse sono intitolate: Fondazione Pezcoller – Casse Rurali Trentine e Fondazione Pezcoller – Marina Larcher Fogazzaro, in ringraziamento di coloro che con generosità hanno voluto sostenere la ricerca sul cancro trentina.

La Fondazione Pezcoller è da sempre coinvolta in diverse attività a supporto della ricerca contro il cancro: il premio internazionale a un ricercatore di fama internazionale in collaborazione con l’Associazione americana per la ricerca sul cancro, il premio al giovane ricercatore europeo in collaborazione con l’Associazione europea per la ricerca sul cancro, il Simposio annuale Pezcoller e le borse di studio in collaborazione con la Società italiana cancerologia. L’obiettivo dell’intesa con l’Università di Trento e con il Fondo comune delle Casse rurali trentine (che rappresenta le Casse rurali trentine, banche da sempre vicine al territorio e alle loro comunità) è dare un contributo per una maggiore ricaduta economica e sociale della ricerca scientifica sul territorio trentino.
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