The Prevent Cancer Foundation® funds a series of Technical Fellowships focusing on rapid transfer of knowledge and technology in cancer prevention and early detection. This program was initiated through a partnership with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), an international non-profit organization.
UICC Technical Fellowships allow health care professionals from around the world to learn new techniques and skills in the early detection and treatment of cancer at top research and cancer institutes. The majority of awarded fellows come from low- and middle-income countries.
Olalekan Abisola Ajayi
Title of fellowship: Expression of Androgen and Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors (AR and EGFR) in Nigerian Breast Cancer Patients. The study aims to analyse the expression of androgen and epidermal growth factor receptors using immunohistochemistry in cases of breast carcinomas. The heterogeneity and racial differences observed in breast cancer have necessitated the need to further sub-classify the disease using biomarkers of prognostic and predictive values to better understand the disease and its management.
Host institution: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Oumou Souleymou Boukari
Title of fellowship: Strengthening cancer registration capabilities and cancer registry management
Host Institution: Laboratoire du Surveillance du Cancer, Algeria
Pamela Armela Gwladys Moussavou Boundzanga
Title of fellowship: Detection of TP53 Rr249S and TERT-124 c>t mutations as prognostic tools and management of hepatocellular carcinoma cases in Gabon.
Host Institution: Unité d’Organisation Nucléaire et Oncogenèse, France
Title of fellowship: Colorectal Cancer Screening: Evaluation and Organisational Aspects
Host Institution: Association pour le dépistage organisé des cancers dans le Rhone, France
Title of fellowship: A Study to Evaluate Association of Occupational Exposure and Risk of Lung Cancer Multicenter: A Case-Control Study
Host institution: International Agency for Research on Cancer, France
Title of fellowship: 3D DIXON Isotropic Sequence Accuracy in Sarcoma Assessment
Host Institution: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
Title of fellowship: Development and evaluation of culturally sensitive decision tools for people at high risk for cancer. In this project culturally appropriate decision aids to facilitate informed choices about whether or not to undergo genetic testing for breast/ovarian cancer predisposition will be developed and evaluated.
Host institution: Cancer Research Malaysia (formerly Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation), Malaysia
Dr. Sambit Manoranjan Nanda
Title of fellowship: Diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancers
The objectives of this fellowship project is:
Host institution: Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Dr. Christos Nikolaidis
Title of fellowship: Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Cascade Screening for Lynch Syndrome (Hereditary Non-polyposis Colorectal Cancer) in Switzerland
Host institution: Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute of the Wexner Medical Center, United States
Dr. Tung Thanh Pham
Title of fellowship: Physical Activity and Cancer Control Efforts (P.A.C.C.E.)
Host Institution: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
Purpose: Obtaining essential training and mentorship on physical activity research and intervention in cancer patients
This fellowship aims to transfer various skill sets that would enable Vietnam institutions to implement PA assessment in both research and clinical settings. After the training, I expect to train other staff and lead research activities at the newly established PA unit at Hanoi Medical University (HMU) Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam. I will follow a pilot PA intervention among prostate cancer patients at the Dana–Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and bring the experience back to the PA unit in Vietnam. After the fellowship is completed, we aim to continue the collaboration between institutions in Vietnam and the United States. The proposed project, which would be conducted at physical activity clinic at Hanoi Medical University Hospital and the Vietnam National Cancer Hospital, aims to provide evidence for PA guidelines and advocate for the integration of PA prescription and consultation in health insurance payments.
Prof. Fabrizio d’Adda di Fagagna
Dr. Aroor Bhagyalaxmi
Dr. Mario González
Mr. Joshua Menang
Dr. Sonali Susmita Nayak
Dr. Georgia Ambada Ndzengue
Dr. Louis Ngendahayo
Dr. Patumrat Sripan
Olga Aleksandrovna Vlasova
Dr. Jennifer Walker
Dr. Rajan Duggal
Dr. Duggal performed his fellowship performed his fellowship from June 1-June 30, 2016. After concluding the study, Dr. Duggal realized there are two prostate-specific immunohistochemical markers used in determining prostatic origin of the tumor that are not being used in his home institute.
Drs. Foca, Fortuna, Pretual and Corotas
In the Republic of Moldova, cervical cancer ranks as the most frequent cancer among women ages 15-44 and the 3rd most frequent among all women. These four fellowships support the establishment of a gynecological pathology center of expertise at the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Dr. Ranajit Kumar Mandal
Dr. Mandal’s Fellowship was from mid-September to mid-October 2016.
The clinical fellowship was entitled: “Technology transfer in statistical analysis and data inference by analyzing a study entitled ‘correlation between the expression of p16 & Ki67 and colposcopic and histo diagnosis and HPV status in cervix’ and preparation of an atlas on cervical IHC.”