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Translational Research Fellowship: Awardees & Reports

2019 Fellowships

Gabor Dobos


Project: Evaluation of a combination of biomarkers for an early diagnosis of mycosis fungoides
Home institute: Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Host institute: Hôpitaux Universitaires, Saint-Louis Lariboisière Fernand-Widal, France 
Sponsor: Roche

Eleonora Ghisoni


Project: Characterisation of stromal TILs specificity and activity in immune excluded epithelial ovarian cancer
Home institute: Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment of Candiolo- FPO/IRCCS, Italy
Host institute: CHUV - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
Sponsor: ESMO

Asuka Kawachi-Kawai


Project: Identification of novel therapeutic targets in desmoplastic small round cell sarcoma (DSRCT)
Home institute: National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
Host institute: Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
Sponsor: ESMO

Ignacio Matos Garcia


ProjectImpact of human FCγR gene polymorphism on hyper-progression disease with anti-PD1 inhibitors based on Antibody mediated PD1+ T cell phagocytosis
Home institute: Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain
Host institute: UCL Cancer Institute, London, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Roche

Laura Mezquita Pérez


Project: RADAR study: Molecular signature of radioactivity-induced lung cancer based on radon-induced lung cancer in rats from the French Atomic Energy Commission cohort
Home institute: Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
Host institute: Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor: BMS

Mariela Vasileva-Slaveva


Project: Breast cancer metastasis and lipid metabolism implication
Home institute: Alexandrovska University Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria
Host institute: Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
Sponsor: ESMO

2018 Fellowships 

Michael-John Devlin


ProjectThe Immune Microenvironment of a Murine Model of Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer
Home institute: University College Londo Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Host institute: Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Roche

Elisa Gobbini


ProjectRole of BDCA3high dendritic cells and type III interferon in anti-tumor immune responses
Home institute: Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano, Italy
Host institute: Léon Bérard research center, Lyon, France
Sponsor: BMS

Christoph Oing


ProjectIlluminating the genomic landscape of hypoxia-driven early metastatic prostate cancer
Home institute: University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Host institute: Manchester Cancer Research Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Roche

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Federica Papaccio


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

2017 Fellowships

Angelika Bezan


Project: Liquid biopsy by apheresis
Home institute: Medical University of Graz, Austria
Host institute: Institute of Cancer Research, The Royal Marsden, Sutton, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Roche

Giulia Martini


Project:  An integrative bedside to bench approach for discovery and validation of new biomarkers of resistance in metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC) by liquid biopsy and development of preclinical cancer models.
Home institute: Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
Host institute: Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor: Amgen

Bernadetta Pellegrino


Project: Exploiting the DNA-damage response upon PARP inhibition in homologous recombination deficient tumors to maximize the activity of anti-PD-L1 therapy
Home institute: Azienda Ospedaliera di Parma, Italy
Host institute: Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor: Roche

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2016 Fellowships

Annalisa Milano


Project: Next-generation expression analysis (NanoString) to develop prognostic and predictive gene signatures for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy
Home institute: St. Andrea Hospital, Medical and Surgical Sciences and Translational Medicine, Rome, Italy
Host institute: Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
Sponsor: Roche

Francesca Maria Rizzo


Project: Different expression of CXCR4 on CTCs from NET patients with or without skeletal metastases
Home institute: Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Consorziale Policlinico di Bari, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, Bari, Italy
Host institute: UCL Cancer Institute – Department of Oncology, London, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Roche

Sarah Kammerer


Project: Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma: development of novel treatment strategies targeting cancer stem cells and identification of new predictive biomarkers
Home institute: Medical University Graz, Institute of Biophysics, Graz, Austria
Host institute: Max Delbrück Centrum for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin, Germany
Sponsor: Amgen

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Matteo Lambertini


Project: Liquid Biomarkers during Fertility Preserving Procedures in BRCA Mutated Breast Cancer Patients 
Home Institute: IRCCS AOU San Martino - IST, Genova, Italy
Host institute: Jules Bordet Institute, Breast Cancer Translational Research Laboratory, Brussels, Belgium
Sponsor: Amgen

2015 Fellowships

Lisa Derosa 


Project: BRAVE - Brain metastases and pancReatic metastases: A clinicopathological comparison of Various facets of the tumour hEterogeneity in renal cell carcinoma
Home Institute: Azienda Ospedaliero, Universitaria S.Chiara, Pisa, Italy
Host Institute: Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
Sponsor: Roche

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Zoltan Lohinai


Project: The role of blood and lymph vessels in malignant pleural mesothelioma: From biology to therapy
Home Institute: National Koranyi Institute of Pulmonology, Budapest, Hungary
Host Institute: Translational Thoracic Oncology Laboratory, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Sponsor: Roche

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Blanca Navarro Rodrigo


Project: Targeting mutational signatures in colorectal cancer
Home Institute: INCLIVA - University of Valencia, Spain
Host Institute: University Hospital of Lausanne, Ludwig Cancer Research Center, Switzerland
Sponsor: Amgen

Petr Szturz


Project: Evaluation of MET expression and inhibition in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck
Home Institute: University Hospital Brno, Czech Republic
Host Institute: Hopital Bichat - Claude Bernand, Paris, France
Sponsor: Amgen

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Alberto Verlicchi


Project: Therapeutic opportunities for Squamous cell carcinoma of the lung: the Hedghog pathway and beyond
Home Institute: Ospedale Civile di Ravenna, Italy
Host Institute: Germans Trias i Pujol, Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor: Roche

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2014 Fellowships

Vincenza Conteduca


Project: Novel biological profiles of sensitivity and/or resistance to Abiraterone and/or Enzalutamide in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer
Home Institute: Istituto Tumori della Romagna I.R.S.T., Meldola, Italy
Host Institute: The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Roche

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Valentina Gambardella

Valentina Gambardella

Project: The Role of MET in Primary and Acquired Resistance in HER2 positive gastric cancer
Home Institute: AOU Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli (AOU-SUN), Napoli, Italy
Host Institute: INCLIVA Biomedical Research Institute, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Hospital Clinico de Valencia, University of Valencia, Spain
Sponsor: Amgen

Colin Lindsay

Colin Lindsey

Project: Assessing the clinical application of circulating tumour cells in non-small cell lung cancer using therapeutic apheresis
Home Institute: Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Host Institute: Institut de Cancérologie Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
Sponsor: Roche

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Amir Sonnenblick

Amir Sonnenblick

Project: Phsophorylated-STAT3 and trastuzumab resistance
Home Institute: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem- Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Host Institute: Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium
Sponsor: Roche

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2013 Fellowships

Antoine Hollebecque

Antoine Hollebecque

Project: Circulating Nucleic Acids as predictive biomarkers in Advanced Cancer Patients
Home Institute: Institut Gustave Roussy, Department of Medicine SITEP, Villejuif, France
Host Institute: Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Roche

Noelia Tarazona Llavero

Noelia Tarazona

Project: FGFR2 in gastroesophageal cancer: prognosis, prediction and the effects of therapeutic intervention
Home Institute: Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valencia, Department Haematology and Medical Oncology, Valencia, Spain
Host Institute: The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Roche

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Daniela Morales-Espinosa

Daniela Morales Espinosa

Project: Characterization and potential clinical implications of the replication pathway in lung cancer
Home Institute: Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Department: Clinical and Basic Research Sub-direction , Mexico City, Mexico
Host Institute: Catalan Institute of Oncology, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor: Roche

Aysegül Ilhan-Mutlu

Aysegul Ilhan-Mutlu

Project: Prevention of Brain Metastasis of Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer By Antiangiogenic Therapy In Mice
Home Institute: Vienna General Hospital (AKH) - Medical University of Vienna, Department of Oncology, Vienna, Austria
Host Institute: University Clinic Heidelberg/Germany, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany
Sponsor: Amgen

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2012 Fellowships

Claudette Falato  

Claudette Falato

Project: Prognostic and predictive role of Ki67 determined on metastatic tissue of patients with advanced breast cancer
Home Institute: National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy
Host institute: Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Sponsor: Roche

Jennifer Gibbons Marsico

Jennifer Gibbons Marsico

Project: Metabolomic and pharmacological patterns of resistance to the tyrosine kinase inhibitor sunitinib in patients with advanced renal-cell cancer
Home Institute: Instituto Nacional del Cancer (INCA), Montevideo, Uruguay
Host institute: Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
Sponsor: Roche

Angela Lamarca


Project: Feasibility evaluation of proliferation and nucleoside transport using FLT PET imaging in advanced pancreatic cancer patients
Home Institute: Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain
Host institute: The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
Sponsor: Amgen

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Elisabetta Pietri

Elisabetta Pietri

Project: Characterisation of individual foci of multicentric/multifocal breast cancer
Home institute: Istituto Tumori della Romagna I.R.S.T. , Meldola, Italy
Host institute: Institut Jules Bordet - Breast Cancer Translational Research Laboratory, Brussels, Belgium 
Sponsor: Amgen

Loredana Vecchione

Loredana Vecchione

Project: Identification of multiple synthetic lethal interactions with the BRAF oncogene in colorectal cancer
Home institute: Katholieke Universities Leuven - Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium
Host institute: Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis B7 - NKI - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Ziekenhuis - Prof Rene Bernards, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sponsor: Roche

2011 Fellowships

Daniela Kolarevic

Daniela Kolarevic

ProjectIdentification and validation of targeted Therapeutics in triple negative breast cancer (Translational Research within Neobig programme)
Home institute: Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Host institute: Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit, Guy's and St. Thomas Hospital, London, UK
Sponsor: Roche

Sophie Postel-Vinay

Sophie Postel-Vinay

Project: Investigation of DNA repair deficiencies in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer and therapeutic applications using synthetic lethality
Home institute: Institut Gustave Roussy, Paris, France
Host institute: The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
Sponsor: Roche

2010 Fellowships

Leticia De Mattos-Arruda

Leticia De Mattos Arruda

Project: Circulating tumour cells in metastatic breast cancer: it is time to detect and genotyping
Home institute: Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Belo Horizonte, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Host institute: Vall d´Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor: Amgen

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Hatem Azim

Hatem Azim

Project: Genomic Profiling of Breast Cancer diagnosed during pregnancy
Home institute: National Cancer Institute, Cairo Oncology Centre, Mohandeseen, Egypt
Host institute: Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels, Belgium 
Sponsor: Roche

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Konstantinos-Vellios Kamposioras

Konstantinos Kamposioras

Project: Molecular characterisation of the stromal microenvironment in pancreatic adenocarcinoma and its role in tumour progression and prognosis
Home institute: University Hospital of Larissa, Greece
Host institute: St. James Institute of Oncology Level 4, Bexley Wing, St. James University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Sponsor: Roche

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Michalis Karamouzis


Project: Molecular and genetic analysis of stromal fibroblasts in prostate cancer
Home institute: Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
Host institute: Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
Sponsor: Amgen

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Giulia Pasello

Project: Identification of novel molecular targets and biological agents for the chemotherapy of malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Home institute: Second Medical Oncology Unit, Instituto Oncologico Veneto, Padova Italy
Host institute: Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Oncology Section, Istituto Oncologico Veneto, Padova, Italy
Sponsor: Roche

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Karin Tamas

Project: Exploring the tumour microenvironment with focus on Placental growth factor and colorectal cancer
Home institute: Szent Laszlo Teaching Hospital, Budapest, Hungary
Host institute: University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
Sponsor: Roche

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Teresa Troiani

Teresa Troiani

Project: Use of MEK inhibitors to overcome primary and acquired resistance to anti-EGFR therapies
Home institute: Oncologia Medica, Seconda Università Degli Studi di Napoli, Dipartimento di Internistica Clinica e Sperimentale "F. Magrassie E Lanzara", Naples, Italy
Host institute: Oncologia Medica, Seconda Università Degli Studi di Napoli, Dipartimento di Internistica Clinica e Sperimentale "F. Magrassie E Lanzara", Naples, Italy
Sponsor: Amgen

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