International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships

In 2016, the Foundation funded six (6) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships, focusing on rapid transfer of knowledge and technology in cancer prevention and early detection.  The program was initiated through a partnership with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), an international non-profit organization.

The Technology Transfer Fellowships allow health care professionals in poor nations to train on vital, lifesaving equipment for the early detection and treatment of cancer at top research and cancer institutes around the world. Read about the 2016 Fellowships below:


Dr. Rajan Duggal
Senior Consultant Histopathologist from Medanta-The Medicity Hospital
Gurgaon, Haryana, India

screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-4-55-32-pmDr. Duggal performed his fellowship performed his fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD from June 1-June 30, 2016. After concluding the study, Dr. Duggal realized there are two prostate-specific immunohistochemical markers used in determining prostatic origin of the tumor that are not being used in his home institute.

Read more about Dr. Duggal’s Fellowship.


Drs. Foca, Fortuna, Pretual and Corotas
State University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Republic of Moldova

moldova-logoIn the Republic of Moldova, cervical cancer ranks as the most frequent cancer among women ages 15-44 and the 3rd most frequent among all women. These four (4) fellowships support the establishment of a gynaecological pathology centre of expertise at the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Read more about Drs. Foca, Fortuna, Pretual and Corotas’ Fellowships.


Dr. Ranajit Kumar Mandal
Associate Professor & Head of the Department of Gynaecological Oncology
Chittaranjan National Cancer Insitute
Kolkata, India

screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-4-58-25-pmDr. Mandal’s Fellowship is in the field of diagnostics at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France and will last from mid-September to mid-October, 2016.

The clinical fellowship is entitled: “Technology transfer in statistical analysis and data inference by analyzing a study entitled ‘correlation between the expression of p16 &Ki67 and colposcopic and histo diagnosis and HPV status in cervix’ and preparation of an atlas on cervical IHC.”