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Fellowship & Grant details

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

Identification of treshold value of MGMT expression gene by PCR Real Time

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Glioblastoma is the most common and most aggressive brain tumor that had an average survival of an year from the diagnosis. Standard therapy consists in surgery, followed by radiotherapy. In the last thirty years the role of adjuvant therapy with chemotherapy has been long investigated and discussed. Some cooperative clinical trials studied the addition of various chemotherapy regimens to radiotherapy but no randomized phase III clinical trials demonstrated a benefit from the employment of adjuvant chemotherapy based on nitrosourea. Furthermore, a meta-analysis comprising 12 randomized studies suggested a little survival benefit in those patients who were treated with chemotherapy. Temozolomide, an oral alkylating agent of recent introduction, has demonstrated antineoplastic activity as single agent in the treatment of relapsing glioma.

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Research Fields

Medical sciences - Medicine

Eligibility criteria

Degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Medical,-or Medicine with specialization in Anatomic Pathology.

At least 5 years experience in techniques of PCR-sequence, Pyrosequenziamento with particular reference to the evaluation of MGMT.

Selection process

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination, by means of an interview


Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget23000
Frequency of calls1 anno
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
Website of Fellowship Programmehttp://www.unifi.it/CMpro-v-p-391.html
Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfileNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year23000
Currencyeuro
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Application deadline

30/05/2013

Other fellowship details
Fellowship ID

53319

Funding organisation / Contacts
UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE – Dipartimento Medicina Sperimentale e Clinica

Public research
Firenze - Italy
http://www.unifi.it/CMpro-v-p-391.html
E-mails
silvia.zanobetti@unifi.itPhones
055/7944231

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