The Prevent Cancer Foundation® funds a series of Technical Fellowships focusing on rapid transfer of knowledge and technology in cancer prevention and early detection. This program was initiated through a partnership with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), an international non-profit organization.
UICC Technical Fellowships allow health care professionals from around the world to learn new techniques and skills in the early detection and treatment of cancer at top research and cancer institutes. The majority of awarded fellows come from low- and middle-income countries.
Title of fellowship: Development and evaluation of culturally sensitive decision tools for people at high risk for cancer. In this project culturally appropriate decision aids to facilitate informed choices about whether or not to undergo genetic testing for breast/ovarian cancer predisposition will be developed and evaluated.
Host Institution: Cancer Research Malaysia (formerly Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation), Malaysia
Olalekan Abisola Ajayi
Title of fellowship: Expression of Androgen and Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors (AR and EGFR) in Nigerian Breast Cancer Patients. The study aims at analyse the expression of androgen and epidermal growth factor receptors using immunohistochemistry in cases of breast carcinomas. The heterogeneity and racial differences observed in breast cancer have necessitated the need to further sub-classify the disease using biomarkers of prognostic and predictive values to better understand the disease and its management.
Host Institution: Clark Atlanta University, United States
Prof. Fabrizio d’Adda di Fagagna
Dr. Aroor Bhagyalaxmi
Dr. Mario González
Mr. Joshua Menang
Dr. Sonali Susmita Nayak
Dr. Georgia Ambada Ndzengue
Dr. Louis Ngendahayo
Dr. Patumrat Sripan
Olga Aleksandrovna Vlasova
Dr. Jennifer Walker
Dr. Rajan Duggal
Dr. Duggal performed his fellowship performed his fellowship 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.
Drs. Foca, Fortuna, Pretual and Corotas
In 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 fellowships support the establishment of a gynecological pathology center of expertise at the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Dr. Ranajit Kumar Mandal
Dr. Mandal’s Fellowship was from mid-September to mid-October 2016.
The clinical fellowship was 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.”