Past obituaries

Follow the seagulls walks

On April 9th and 10th, EAP alumnus Diana Withrow walked 50 miles around the Isle of Wight to raise money for brainstrust, a charity that supports patients with brain tumours and their carers. The charity runs four 50-mile “Follow the Seagulls” walks around the UK, each taking place in April and resuming this year for the first time since the pandemic.  Feel free to contact Diana if you would like to try a walk out next year!

Not only cancer: a project for establishing a human milk bank in Romandy, Switzerland

Ms. Joëlle Vuignier

Our friend Ms. Joëlle Vuignier, CEO of Interregional Blood Transfusion SRC, Berne, Switzerland, informed us of an interesting new project co-promoted by her Institute. It concerns the establishment of a bank of human milk, fed by mother donors whose milk would benefit premature infants born to other mothers. Evidence exists that this solution is better than the use of formula milk, in many respects. Experiences of such banks have already existed for decades, all around the globe, and include in some cases the cooperation between neonatology departments, transfusion specialists, and blood banks, the latter bringing their expertise in collecting, storing, and delivering biological liquids.

The project is described in a detailed recent article that appeared on Revue Médicale Suisse (here the Pubmed quotation).

The Human Milk Bank in Romandy, Switzerland

Recent Advances in Vulvar Cancer

L’Origine du Monde Gustave Courbet 1819-1877. Musée d’Orsay Paris, France

A Special issue of Cancers has been dedicated to vulvar cancer, a rare and often neglected malignancy that, however,  has been progressively increasing over the last few decades, particularly in women aged 50–60 years. The Special Issue focuses on Vulvar Squamous Cell Carcinoma oncogenesis, clinical features, treatments and offers a review on epidemiological aspects, including occurrence and risk factors.

Here the link to the Special Issue

News from the board

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Claudia Allemani, winner of the Anglesio Prize 2008, has recently been promoted to Professor of Global Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.The Elena Moroni Fund congratulates Claudia on this important achievement.

Euroskin 2021 Conference

The European Society for Skin Cancer Prevention (EUROSKIN) has organized The 5th International UV & Skin Cancer Prevention 2021 Virtual Conference from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 of September 2021. EUROSKIN and its partners have developed an attractive program that brought together experts from the international scientific and skin cancer prevention community. Here is the program: .The Conference has focused on both primary and secondary prevention, discussing shared recommendations and guidelines addressing health professionals and decision-makers.Stefano Rosso was invited to present the results of the study recently published on fatal melanoma. In the discussion, it has been pointed out the relevance of this methodological approach for studying also non-melanoma skin cancers. The whole event was recorded and all recordings will be published on a dedicated EUROSKIN YouTube channel, which will be available for all registered attendees.

A new Manual on Cancer Registration


The US National Cancer Registrars Association has recently published the 4th edition of the manual Cancer Registry Management. Principles and Practice for Hospital and Central Registries. Freddie Bray (IARC) and Roberto Zanetti (IACR, FEM) authored two chapters of the book, one describing the activities of the International Association of Cancer Registries, the second updating the description of the global population coverage in measuring the cancer impact. The book, useful also for registrars outside the US, is obtainable at (Price: 199 USD)

News from the Board

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Dr. Dora Loria, member of the Jury of the Enrico Anglesio Prize since its first edition in 2006, has been hired by WHO-OPS (Oficina Panamericana de Salud) as consultant on the development of cancer registration in Argentina, within the frame of the activities of the INC, Instituto Nacional de Cancer of that country.We warmly congratulate Dora for this new position.

An interesting workshop

Our colleagues and friends, Dr Gian Paolo Dotto, Massachusetts General Hospital and ICP Lausanne, and Dr. Giovanna Chiorino, Laboratorio di Genetica, Fondazione Tempia, Biella, are the organizers of the First International Workshop  on “Sexual Dimorphism in Cancer” , to be held online on March 22-26. See more details at the poster here below. Contact person:

International Agency for Research on Cancer. Summer School 2021.

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer, Education and Training Programme, is organizing also for 2021 the traditional Summer School. This year the courses will be 100% on line, and will take place at various dates in May and June. Application is now open (deadline 1st of March 2021; acceptance notified by mid-April).

Click here for details and on line application form:

An online Course on Skin Cancers and Psoriasis. Ragusa, Sicily, 5-6 March 2021

The Ragusa Section of the Italian League Against Cancer is organizing a course to be held  the next 5° and 6°  of  March. The course, whose title is “Amici per la pelle”, will  be convened virtually on a online platform. The Fondo Elena Moroni is among the sponsors of the initiative. The detailed program will be posted soon at this section of the website.

Program Brochure:
click here

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