The Fondo Elena Moroni for Oncology
is pleased to announce that the contest for
and Satellite Prizes Elvo Tempia and Sharon Whelan
will be run, as usual, in connection with the IACR Annual Scientific Conference that has now been announced, again in virtual format, for the
8-10 November 2022
The schedule of the contest will be similar to the one of 2021, with minor calendar adjustments: its start will be at the beginning of August and the two steps (written dissertation and video presentation) will go on during the three following months. The winners will then be declared during the Award Ceremony that will take place on November 11.
Stay tuned, and keep following the Prize page at
The Fondo Elena Moroni for Oncology
is pleased to announce
the WINNERS of
The Enrico Anglesio Prize 2021 Virtual
and Satellite Prizes Elvo Tempia and Sharon Whelan
The Enrico Anglesio Prize. Offered by the Fondo Elena Moroni, Turin, Italy. This prize goes to the best absolute scoring.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize
Enrico Anglesio (1908 – 2003)
Graduated in medicine in 1933, was a pioneer of modern oncology and chemotherapy in Italy. He contributed to research on lymphomas and founded one of the first Cancer Registries in the Southern European region, directing the coordination bodies of descriptive epidemiology. Enrico Anglesio had an active role in the UICC and was National Councillor and President of the Turin branch of the Italian League Against Cancer. He wrote several scientific publications, a digest of practical oncology and a brief history of oncology.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize 2021
Offered by the Fondo Elena Moroni
Marissa Corine van Maaren, MSc, PhD, Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL), The Netherlands for her work on:
“Socioeconomic inequalities in young breast cancer patients: jointly modelling recurrences
and mortality using registry data“
The Elvo Tempia Special Prize. Offered by the Fondazione Tempia, Biella, Italy. The Prize goes to the youngest best scoring candidate in the first tertile of the ranking after the absolute winner.
The Elvo Tempia Special Prize
Elvo Tempia Valenta (1920 – 2004)
A young men during World War II, Mr Tempia joined the Italian patriotic troops that flanked the Allied armies in fighting the Nazis.
After the end of the war, he committed himself as a local politician and trade union leader. His long political and civil engagement culminated with the election as a member of the Italian National Parliament.
A family tragedy that happened during the eighties, the death due to cancer of a young son, stimulated Mr Tempia to establish The Fondo Edo Tempia, an advocacy organization based in Biella, Piedmont. The organization rapidly expanded as one of the largest in its country, with activities in health education, in primary cancer prevention and screening, and in assuring support to research laboratories and hospital departments.
The Elvo Tempia Special Prize 2021
Offered by the Tempia Foundation
Federica Zamagni, MSc, Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (IRST), IRCCS Epidemiology Unit and Emilia-Romagna Cancer Registry, section of Romagna University, Italy for her work:
“Decreasing thickness and enhanced therapy have both contributed to the 2010s increase in survival from melanoma in Italy“
The Sharon Whelan Special Prize. Offered by the International Association of Cancer registries, Lyon, France. This prize goes to the best scoring candidate coming from a Low-Middle Income Country
The Sharon Whelan Special Prize
Sharon Whelan (1948 – 2016)
Sharon Whelan joined the staff of the Descriptive Epidemiology Unit at the International Agency for Research on Cancer few years after the establishment of that Institution in Lyon. There she spent her whole career, in the position of research assistant. Sharon’s main tasks have been two.
First, she was, beside the chief of the Unit, the person behind the planning, the collection of the data, and the editing of the well known international compendium Cancer Incidence in Five Continents.
Second, she assured for decades the organization of the activities of the International Association of Cancer Registries, the IACR, whose office is hosted at the IARC premise in Lyon. After retiring from the Agency, Sharon remained active with the Association, and in particular she authored the first contribution on its history, a long journal article appeared on the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
The Sharon Whelan Special Prize 2021
Offered by the International Association of Cancer Registries
Rym Mallekh, MD, MsPH, National Institute of Health, Tunisia, for her work:
“Burden of cancer attributable to excess body weight in Tunisia in 2019“
Results of the past editions
IACR Round 2020
Enrico Anglesio Prize
Diana R. Withrow, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA: “Trends in non-malignant brain tumors incidence by source of diagnosis in USA, 2004-17”
Elvo Tempia Special Prize
Christiane Rudolph, University of Lubeck, Germany: “Breast cancer survival in German-Danish border regions”
Sharon Whelan Special Prize
Wilmer Tarupi, UTE University, Quito, Ecuador: “Educational inequalities in gastric cancer incidence and mortality, Quito 1996-2015”
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Vancouver (Canada) on 13 June 2019 to Quinn Ostrom, Houston, Texas for her presentation of the study “Relative survival after diagnosis with a primary brain or other CNS tumor in the National Program of Cancer Registries, 2001-2014”.
The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Neuro-Oncology Practice (XX, 1–7, 2019 doi:10.1093/nop/npz059) with the title “Relative survival after diagnosis with a primary brain or other central nervous system tumor in the National Program of Cancer Registries, 2004 to 2014“.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Arequipa (Peru) on 15 November 2018 to Keiu Paapsi, Tallin, Estonia for her presentation of the study “Population-based survival trends in childhood cancer in Estonia, 1970–2014”.
The Prize Enrico Anglesio has been awarded in Utrecht (The Netherlands) on 19 September 2017 to Simone Versteed of Utrecht for her presentation of the study “Centralization of cancer surgery and the impact on patients’ travel burden”
Since the study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Health Policy with the title “Centralisation of cancer surgery and the impact on patients’ travel burden” the prize money doubled.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Marrakesh (Morocco) on 21 October 2016 to Lidia Sacchetto, Torino, Italy, for her presentation of the study “In situ, thin and thick melanoma in Europe: how and where are they increasing?”.
The study has been published in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Cancer with the title “Trends in incidence of thick, thin and in situ melanoma in Europe”.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Albi (France) on 6 May 2016 to Daniel Jurado, Pasto, Colombia, for his presentation of the study “Exploring social causal pathways for cervical cancer survival in low and middle-income settings”.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Mumbai (India) on 10 October 2015 to Hanna Tervonen, Adelaide, Australia for her presentation of the study “Cancer survival and summary stage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW”.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Reus (Spain) on 15 May 2015 to David Jegou, Bruxelles, Belgium for his presentation of the study “Trends in Incidence: a proposal to automatically check the linearity assumption for calculation of EAPC.”
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Ottawa (Canada) on 28 June 2014 to Clara Castro, Porto, Portugal for her presentation of the study “Predicting cancer incidence in the north of Portugal for the years 2013, 2015 and 2020”.
Since the study was published in the peer-reviewed journal European Journal of Cancer Prevention with the title “Cancer incidence predictions in the North of Portugal: keeping population-based cancer registration up to date” the prize money doubled.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Geneva (Switzerland) on 30 May 2014 to Robin Schaffar, Geneva, Switzerland for his presentation of the study “Estimation of net survival in Geneva using both cause-specific and relative survival settings”.
Since the study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Cancer Epidemiology with the title “Cause-specific or relative survival setting to estimate population-based net survival from cancer? An empirical evaluation using women diagnosed with breast cancer in Geneva between 1981 and 1991 and followed for 20 years after diagnosis” the prize money doubled.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 24 October 2013 to Iman Meziane, Casablanca, Morocco, for her presentation of the study: “The Moroccan Breast Cancer Registry (MBCR): Assessment of Breast Cancer Risk in Morocco”.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Syracuse (Italy) on 10 May 2013 to Morgane Mounier, Dijon, France, for her presentation of the study “Changes in the therapeutic management of follicular lymphoma: which impact on the excess mortality in the general population?”.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Cork (Ireland) on 19 September 2012 to Susan Spillane, Dublin, Ireland, for her presentation of the study: “Use of the antidiabetic drug metformin and disease spread at diagnosis in colorectal cancer”.
The study has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Cancer Epidemiology with the title “Metformin exposure and disseminated disease in patients with colorectal cancer”.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Porto on 18 May 2012 to Jérémie Jégu, Strasbourg, France, for his presentation of the study: “Trends over three decades of the risk of second primary cancer among patients with head and neck cancer in Bas-Rhin”.
Since the study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Oral Oncology with the title “Trends over three decades of the risk of second primary cancer among patients with head and neck cancer” the prize money doubled.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Balaclava (Mauritius) on 13 October 2011 to Mugi Wahidin, Jakarta, Indonesia, for his presentation of the study: “Method of Population-Based Cancer Registry in Indonesia”.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Caen on 3 June 2011 to Carole Pornet, Caen, France, for her presentation of the study: “Socio-geographic determinants for compliance to organized colorectal and breast cancer screening programs “.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Yokohama on 12 October 2010 to Yuri Ito, Osaka, Japan, for her presentation of the study: “Trends in cure fraction for colorectal cancer in Osaka, Japan, between 1975 and 2000”.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Toledo on 14 May 2010 to Bárbara Peleteiro, Porto, Portugal, for her presentation of the study: “Salt intake and Gastric cancer risk according to Helicobacter Pylori infection, tumour location and histological type”.
Since the study was published in the peer-reviewed journal British Journal of Cancer with the title “Salt intake and gastric cancer risk according to Helicobacter pylori infection, smoking, tumour site and histological type”, the prize money tripled.
Winners of the GRELL Round: past editions
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Lugano on 22 May 2009 to Cyrille Delpierre, Toulouse, France, for his presentation of the study: “Surdiagnostic et surtraitement: Estimation de l’impact de l’utilisation du PSA comme dépistage du cancer prostatique dans la population Française”.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize, on the occasion of its third edition, which coincided with the centenary of the Anglesio’s birth, was duplicated and awarded to two candidates who won ex aequo, in Parma on 2nd May 2008. The winners were:
Claudia Allemani, Cancer Institute of Milano, for her presentation of the study “Breast cancer survival and alcohol consumption”. The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Tumori with the title “Do pre-diagnostic drinking habits influence breast cancer survival?”.
Alessandra Spitale, Cancer Registry of Ticino (Switzerland) for her presentation of the study “Neo-adjuvant radiotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancers improves survival: comparison between clinical trials findings and population-based observation. An analysis of Ticino cancer registry (south of Switzerland), 1996-2003”.
Besides the prize in cash, the winner of the 2008 edition received a wonderful trophy offered by the organizer of the previous year’s meeting, Dr Pierre Band, and his wife Michèle from Montreal.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Montreal on 19 May 2007 to Dr. Jérémie Rudant, Paris, France, for his presentation of the study “Household pesticides use and childhood hematopoietic malignancies: the ESCALE study (SFCE)”.
Beside the prize in cash the winner of the 2007 edition received a wonderful trophy offered by the meeting organiser, Dr Pierre Band from Montreal.
Since the study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives with the title “Household exposure to pesticides and risk of childhood hematopoietic malignancies: The ESCALE study (SFCE)” the prize money tripled.
The Enrico Anglesio Prize was awarded in Palma de Mallorca on 26 May 2006 to Dr Fulvio Ricceri, Torino, Italy, for his presentation of the study “Survival of Patients with Multiple Primary Tumours: an application to patients with a breast cancer from the Piedmont Cancer Registry”.
The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Emerging Themes in Epidemiology with the title “Methodological issues in estimating survival in patients with multiple primary cancers: an application to women with breast cancer as a first tumour”.
Round GRELL, participants by country
|Country of the Candidates||Edition|
|Mallorca 2006||Montreal 2007||Parma 2008||Lugano 2009||Toledo 2010||Caen 2011||Porto 2012||Siracusa 2013||Genève 2014||Reus 2015||Albi 2016||Total||Winner|
The number of winners is different from the number of editions, due to the duplication of the prize in 2008.
|Edition||Winner||Other Competitors||Total number of participants|
|Yokohama 2010||Japan||Japan, Korea, Spain, The Netherlands, UK(2)||7|
|Mauritius 2011||Indonesia||Korea, Nigeria||3|
|Cork 2012||Ireland||Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK||6|
|Buenos Aires 2013||Morocco||Brazil, Italy, Portugal||4|
|Ottawa 2014||Portugal||Canada(2), Colombia, USA||5|
|Mumbai 2015||Australia||Canada, India(3), Kenya(2), Nigeria, Slovakia||9|
|Marrakesh 2016||Italy||Argentina, France, Greece, Japan, Morocco, UK(3), USA||10|
|Utrecht 2017||The Netherlands||Belgium(2), France(2), Germany, Italy, Russia, The Netherlands(4)||12|
|Arequipa 2018||Estonia||Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Japan (2), France, South Africa||8|
|Vancouver 2019||USA||Brazil, Canada (2), Japan (2), Libya, Mauritius, Nepal, UK (2), USA (8)||19|
|2020 Virtual||USA||Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Italy, Japan (2), Portugal, Spain, Switzerland (2), The Netherlands, Tunisia, UK (2), USA||15|
|2021 Virtual||The Netherlands||Australia, Canada, China, Colombia (2), France (2), Germany, India (3), Italy (4), Kenia, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia (2), Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, The Netherlands (9), Tunisia (2), USA||35|
Special Prize Elvo Tempia
Special Prize Sharon Whelan
Stefano Rosso (Italy)
The Vice President
Vesna Zadnik (Slovenia)
The pool of Jurors
Elizabeth Van Eycken
The past editions also had as Jury Members:
- Luc Raymond (1935-2018) (President, Switzerland)
- Christine Bouchardy (Switzerland)
- Michel Camus (Canada)
- Jean Michel Lutz (Switzerland)
- Shyam Manraj (Mauritius)
- Ana Miranda (Portugal)
- Hideo Tanaka (Japan)
- Donna Turner (Canada)
- Hideaki Tsukuma (Japan)
- Charles Wiggins (USA)
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