Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (14/05/2013 03.20)

Use of PCR methods for the detection of Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) in Chronic myeloid leukemia patients treated with targeted therapies (Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors).

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The advent of the Bcr-Abl tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) for the treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), which act blocking the activity of the BCR-ABL oncogenic protein, has increased the use of the Molecular Biology techniques both for the diagnosis and for monitoring of the response to therapy. The purpose of this project is the detection of Minimal Residual Disease (MRD), by quantitative PCR method (real-time PCR) of the fusion BCR-ABL gene, in CML patients treated with this kind of new generation drugs and correlation with the response to therapy. The aim of this project is also to evaluate if there is a correlation between the BCR-ABL copy number at diagnosis and the response to a specific targeted therapy.

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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
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 StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
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Funding organisation / Contacts

Public research
ROMA - Italy