ESMO Fellowships: 2015 Awardees

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the ESMO 2015 Fellowships

The awards were presented during the ESMO Society Session at the European Cancer Congress in Vienna, Austria on Monday 28 September 2015, 16:45-18:45.

ESMO Clinical Research Fellowship 2015

Fellow: Sara Valpione (University of Padova, Italy)
Project title: Study of prognostic factors in patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic melanoma treated with targeted therapies
Host institute: The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Novartis

ESMO Translational Research Fellowships 2015

Fellow: Lisa Derosa (Azienda Ospedaliero, Universitaria S.Chiara, Pisa, Italy)
Project title: BRAVE - Brain metastases and pancReatic metastases: A clinicopathological comparison of Various facets of the tumour hEterogeneity in renal cell carcinoma.
Host institute: Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
Sponsored by: Roche

Fellow: Zoltan Lohinai (National Koranyi Institute of Pulmonology, Budapest, Hungary)
Project title: The role of blood and lymph vessels in malignant pleural mesothelioma: From biology to therapy
Host institute: Translational Thoracic Oncology Laboratory, Division of Thoracic
Surgery, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Sponsored by: Roche

Fellow: Blanca Navarro Rodrigo (INCLIVA - University of Valencia, Spain)
Project title: Targeting mutational signatures in colorectal cancer
Host institute: University Hospital of Lausanne, Ludwig Cancer Research Center, Switzerland
Sponsored by: Amgen

Fellow: Petr Szturz (University Hospital Brno, Czech Republic)
Project title: Evaluation of MET expression and inhibition in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck
Host institute: Hopital Bichat - Claude Bernand, Paris, France
Sponsored by: Amgen

Fellow: Alberto Verlicchi (Ospedale Civile di Ravenna, Italy)
Project title: Therapeutic opportunities for Squamous cell carcinoma of the lung: the Hedghog pathway and beyond
Host institute: Germans Trias i Pujol, Barcelona, Spain
Sponsored by: Roche

Georges Mathé Translational Research Fellowship 2015

Fellow: Ivana Sullivan (Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain)
Project title: Identification of molecular abnormalities in Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumors through whole-exome, RNA sequencing and DNA methylation.
Host institute: Gustave Roussy Villejuif, France
Sponsored by: Ipsen and DebiopharmaGroup

ESMO Palliative Care Fellowship 2015

The PC Fellowships were presented during the Special session: ESMO Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care at the  European Cancer Congress in Vienna, Austria on Saturday 26 September 2015, 18:25-20:25.

Fellow: Nidal Al Jebrini (Beit-Jalla Hospital, Beit-Jalla, Palestine)
Observer fellowship: at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Dept. of Oncology & Palliative Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsored by: Roche

Fellow: Meltem Baykara (SB Sakarya University Education and Research Hospital, Sakayra, Turkey)
Observer fellowship: at The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead, NSW, Australia
Sponsored by: Roche

Fellow: Katrin  Conen (Universitätsspital Basel, Switzerland)
Research fellowship: at the Dr. Senckenberg Institute of Neurooncology at the Hospital of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Sponsored by: Roche

Fellow: Tamar Esakia (MediClubGeorgia, Tbilisi, Georgia)
Observer fellowship: at the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona University, Spain
Sponsored by: Roche

Fellow: Laura Ferrari (AOU Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy)
Observer fellowship: at the Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
Sponsored by: Roche

Fellow: Juli Jamnasi (Murni Teguh Memorial Hospital, Medan, Indonesia)
Observer fellowship: at the Parkway Cancer Centre, Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore
Sponsored by: Roche

Fellow: Sebastian Ochenduszko (Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland)
Observer fellowship: at the Hospital Arnau de Vilanova de Valencia, Spain
Sponsored by: Roche

Fellow: Maria Paraskeva (Theagenion Cancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece)
Observer fellowship: at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
Sponsored by: Roche

Fellow: Albiona Poci (Sherbimi Onkologjik ne Banese, Tirana, Albania)
Observer fellowship: at the Medical University of Graz, Austria
Sponsored by: Roche

Fellow: Lohith Gopala Reddy (HCG Bangalore institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India)
Research fellowship: at the  Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland
Sponsored by: Roche

Read the reports from previous ESMO Fellowships' awardees