Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (06/12/2012 02.37)

Treatment of ALL in young adult

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The development of effective therapy for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of the greatest successes of clinical oncology, with event-free survival (EFS) in > 80% of them. However, cure rate for adults with ALL remain relatively low, at only 30 to 40% EFS.

In the recent years, interest has been focused on the understanding the biological factors influencing the outcome of adolescents and young adults with ALL, in the attempt to improve the current therapeutic strategies in this age group.

Recent reports on ALL in adolescents, indicate that these patients (age 15-21 years) treated with pediatric ALL trials have a significant prognostic advantage (5-year EFS 67%), compared with those enrolled in adult protocols (5-year EFS 40%).

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Research Fields

Medical sciences - Medicine

Eligibility criteria

Vote of Full Degree; Publications ; Ph.D. Diplomas and certificates of attendance of post-graduate courses; Other activities related to the research activity. Interview on the research topic

Selection process

ranking obtained by the sum of the scores of titles and the score obtained in the interview

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget19367
Frequency of calls1
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts

Public research
ROMA - Italy