Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (09/07/2014 02.31)

Evaluation of biomarkers for the development of personalized terapie in tumor models: colorectal cancer and diffuse large B cell lymphoma (Published on the Albo Ufficiale with number 3565)

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Personalized therapy is an important aim in oncology. Drug resistance and severe toxicity may affect therapeutic efficacy of chemotherapy (CHT).

Polymorphisms of genes involved in pathways of drugs used in colorectal cancer (CRC) are associated to CHT severe toxicity and ineffectiveness.

Also, in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) gene polymorphisms may be responsible of variability in CHT response.

This research is aimed at identifying prognostic/predictive biomarkers of response to CHT for a personalized therapy in CRC and DLBCL and at identifying biomarkers of severe toxicity from CHT. For instance, an algorithm predictive of oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy (NP) will be developed, to identify CRC patients that tolerate CHT or at risk of developing NP. Also, biomarkers associated to efficacy/toxicity in DLBCL will be identified by a prospective pharmacogenetic study.

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Research Fields

Medical sciences - Medicine

Eligibility criteria

Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Specialty in Medical Oncology; Adequate scientific professional curriculum

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 budget27500
Frequency of calls1 anno
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 year27500
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE – Dipartimento Medicina Sperimentale e Clinica

Public research
Firenze - Italy