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ESMO Research Fellows 2021

Congratulations to the nine 2021 ESMO Research Fellowship awardees


ESMO Research Fellowships - Translational Focus 2021

Jose Carlos Benitez

Project: EMT and immune suppression cancer activation pathways of Non-Small cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) by Single Cell targeted gene expression analysis to assess resistance to immunotherapy and early relapse 
Home institute: Mutua Terrassa University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
Host institute: Gustave Roussy Cancer Center, Villejuif, France 
Sponsor: ESMO
Expected start date: September 2021

Marcela Carausu 

Project: Interrogating triple-negative breast cancer heterogeneity and its microenvironment at the single-cell level
Home institute: Institute of Oncology "Prof. Dr. Alexandru Trestioreanu", Bucharest, Romania
Host institute: Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium
Sponsor: ESMO
Expected start date: Early 2022

Gaia Giannone

Project: Predictive biomarkers for response to nintedanib in ovarian clear cell carcinoma 
Home institute: Candiolo Cancer Institute, FPO-IRCCS, Candiolo, Italy
Host institute: Imperial College London (Hammersmith Hospital Campus), London, United Kingdom
Sponsor: ESMO
Expected start date: November 2021

Pernelle Lavaud

Project: Analysis of samples from the SCLC REACTION trial: Discovery of biomarkers to optimize treatment  
Home institute: Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
Host institute: Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Manchester Institute, Alderley Edge, United Kingdom 
Sponsor: ESMO
Expected start date: November 2021

Giulia Mazzaschi

Project: A micro-CT based radiomic approach to identify radio-immune signatures in preclinical models of head and neck and lung cancers   
Home institute: University Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy
Host institute: Institut Gustave Roussy, Cedex, France
Sponsor: ESMO
Expected start date: October 2021

Pablo Cresta Morgado

Project: Integration of genomic testing and patient expectations into prostate cancer treatment decision-making  
Home institute: Angel H. Roffo Oncology Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Host institute: Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor: BMS
Expected start date:

Pedro Rocha

Project: Met inhibition in combination with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 as a new therapeutic approach in Small Cell Lung Cancer  
Home institute: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Main Building, Houston, United States
Host institute: Instituto Hospital del Mar de Investigaciones Médicas, Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor: ESMO
Expected start date: October 2021

ESMO Research Fellowships - Clinical Focus 2021

John Greene

Project: The impact of obesity on survival outcomes following drug treatment for advanced malignancy recorded within the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) database
Home institute: St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Host institute: University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Sponsor: ESMO
Expected start date: September 2021

Tiago Padua

Project: A personalized approach of neoadjuvant therapy, including immunotherapy and bladder preservation, for muscle-invasive urothelial bladder carcinoma (MIBC) 
Home institute: : Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil
Host institute: San Raffaele Hospital and Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
Sponsor: ESMO
Expected start date: September 2021

Last update: September 2021

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