ESMO Fellowships: Awardees

ESMO TRU Visit Awardees 

Breast Cancer Translational Research Laboratory, Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium

Topic: Integrating translational research to the clinic: towards improved cancer patients’ care

Dates: 21 - 22 January 2019


  • Stalin Chowdary Bala, India
  • Debora Basile, Italy
  • Aseem Rai Bhatnagar, India
  • Luca Cantini, Italy
  • Gaia Giannone, Italy
  • Dorota Kwapisz, Poland
  • Eleonora Lai, Italy
  • Shirley Lewis, India
  • Pasquale Lombardi, Italy
  • Antroula Papakonstantinou, Sweden
  • Aleksei Tikhonov, Russian Federation

ESMO Clinical Research Fellowships 2018

Cardiotoxicity Related to Systemic Anti-HER2 Therapies: sub-analysis of ALTTO and APHINITY trials


Fellow: Daniel Eiger
Home institute: Centro Paulista de Oncologia, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Host institute: Institute Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium
Sponsor: Novartis

ESMO Translational Research Fellowships 2018

The Immune Microenvironment of a Murine Model of Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer


Fellow: Michael-John Devlin
Home institute: University College Londo Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Host institute: Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Roche

Role of BDCA3high dendritic cells and type III interferon in anti-tumor immune responses


Fellow: Elisa Gobbini
Home institute: Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano, Italy
Host institute: Léon Bérard research center, Lyon, France
Sponsor: BMS

Illuminating the genomic landscape of hypoxia-driven early metastatic prostate cancer


Fellow: Christoph Oing
Home institute: University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Host institute: Manchester Cancer Research Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Roche

Development of “living organoid biobank” derived from colorectal cancer patients. Towards a personalized medicine in cancer


Fellow: Federica Papaccio
Home institute: Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Napoli, Italy
Host institute: INCLIVA Biomedical Research Institute, Department of Medical Oncology, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valencia
Sponsor: Amgen

ESMO Palliative Care Fellowships 2018

The Palliative Care Fellowships were presented during the 5th ESMO Designated Centres Community Session and Awards at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich, Germany on Sunday 21 October 2018. 

Fellow: Ivana Kukec
Home institute: KBC - University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia
Host institute: The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Sponsor: ESMO

Fellow: Alberto Ezequiel Espamer
Home institute: Hospital Regional "Ramon Carrillo", Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Host institute: Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor: ESMO

Fellow: Basir Muhammad
Home institute: SINOR Cancer Hospital Swat, Pakistan
Host institute: Universitätsklinikum Krems, Internal Medicine 2, Division for Palliative Care, Krems, Austria
Sponsor: ESMO

Fellow: Chandima Vajiramalee Vithanage
Home institute: General Hospital Oncology, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
Host institute: Chelsea and Westminster - NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
Sponsor: ESMO

Fellow: Karez Sarbast Namiq
Home institute: Nanakaly Hospital for Oncology Hematological Disease, Erbil, Iraq
Host institute: Hospital Annau de Villanova de Valencia, Spain
Sponsor: ESMO

Fellow: Karima Oualla
Home institute: University Hospital of Hassan II, Medical Oncology, Fez, Morocco
Host institute: Centre Léon Bérard, Department of Palliative Care in Oncology, Lyon, France
Sponsor: ESMO

Fellow: Ajay Gogia
Home institute: B.R. Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital (AIMS), Medical Oncology, New Delhi, India
Host institute: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
Sponsor: ESMO

Read the reports from previous ESMO Fellowships' awardees