Concession of the FOT grants for colorectal cancer research corresponding to the 2017/2018 call for applications

On 19 October 2017, the Jury meeting was held to determine the assessment of the projects that competed for the 2017/2018 Call for Projects.

A total of 38 projects were received, 14 of which competed for the Modality A) aimed at consolidated researchers and 24 opted for the modality B) for emerging researchers.

After successive selections, the following projects obtained the highest scores in their respective categories:

Modality A). Consolidated researchers

“Bioinformatic prediction of chemosensitive profiles in colorectal cancer using Epigenomics”

Author: Dr. Manel Esteller Badosa

Center: Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge. IDIBELL. L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

Modality B) Emerging researchers

“Evaluation of clonal evolution and changes in molecular dynamics evolution of colorectal cancers in patient’s blood”

Author: Dr. Rodrigo de Almeida Toledo

Director of the Project: Dr. Josep Tabernero

Center: Institut d’Investigació Oncològica Vall d’Hebron. VHIO. Barcelona

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation, at the proposal of the Scientific Committee, approved the award of two grants of €60,000, one for each of the winners in the respective categories. The research will be carried out over the course of 2018 and 2019.

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20 October 2017