Past obituaries

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: giovanna.chiorino@fondazionetempia.org


Obituary

Risto Sankila (1958 – 2019)

We belatedly learnt the sad news that our colleague and friend Risto Sankila passed away. After graduating in medicine, Risto joined as junior scientist the team of the Finnish Cancer Registry in Helsinki. He authored a good number of appreciated epidemiological studies, based on the Finnish data, as well as on the Nordic and the European ones. His research interest included childhood cancer, survival analysis at population level, evaluation of screening programs, and clinical epidemiology. At the beginning of this century Risto was appointed Chief Medical Officer at the Finnish Cancer Registry, being very instrumental in organizing the IACR (International Association of Cancer Registries) conference in Helsinki, June 2002. He has been Professor at the Tampere University till 2008. Risto has also been a valuable contributor of several European research consortia such as Eurocare and Eurocourse, and served as member of the Steering Committee of the European Network of Cancer Registry. We will miss his acute intelligence, his deep knowledge of the statistical job, his irony and his warm way of dealing with all of us.

Roberto Zanetti and Jan Willem Coebergh

Turin and Oegstgees, February 2021

 and a personal memory of Jan Willem on the Risto’s PhD thesis, May 1998

“Risto’s thesis, ‘Cancer patient survival: a population-based approach’ (Cancer Society of Finland Publication, No. 60, Helsinki 1998) comprised 5 Finnish Cancer Registry-based studies on neuroblastoma, seasonal variation in incidence, pregnancy and breast cancer survival, hereditary colon cancer and multiple cancers. Each with specific reasearch questions, methodolocial approaches and involvement of a variety of clinicians and the Finnish biostatisticians we all know. His promotors for the thesis were Timo Hakulinen and Lyly Teppo, while I was the opponent. After 1,5 hour of the available 5 we were all exhausted by the intensity of the discussion, and getting thirsty and hungry of course. A delicious and very stylish dinner followed as well as the next day a trip to a house near a lake with a  sauna and photographs being taken which have still not reached the internet.

Because Risto mastered thus also the subject of survival analysis he went to Lyon and did a lot of work for  the European Network of Cancer Registries, among other resulting in his editorship of an IARC Technical Publications No. 37 titled : Evaluation of Clinical Care by Cancer Registries (appeared in 2003) with speakers from 9 European countries and a broad range of issues, i.e. aspects of survivorship”


International Agency for Research on Cancer. Summer School 2021.

Risultato immagini per IARC

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: https://training.iarc.fr/summer-school-in-lyon-calls


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

La Ragusa Ibla di Montalbano, perla sconosciuta del barocco siciliano -  Foto 1 di 8 | SiViaggia

Los Premios se otorgaron en la Ceremonia del dia 18 de Noviembre 2020, como fue anunciado, a través de una sesion virtual. Mas información en la pagina PREMIOS de este sitio web


NOTICIAS DEL FONDO

Lidia Sacchetto, vicepresidenta del Fondo Elena Moroni, el 7 de julio de 2020 consiguió su título de Doctora en Matemática Pura y Aplicada defendiendo su tesis  en “Métodos estadísticos para el descubrimiento de biomarcadores y evaluación del clasificador multivariado” frente al Politécnico di Turín y la Universidad de Estudios de Turín.  El Fondo Elena Moroni felicita a Lidia por el importante resultado.


CANCELACIÓN DE LA REUNION ANUAL DE IACR EN NOUMEA Y CONFIRMACIÓN DEL PREMIO ANGLESIO ENRICO

La conferencia científica anual de la Asociación Internacional de Registros de Cáncer (IACR), que debía realizarse Noumea (Nueva Caledonia) para el próximo mes de octubre, fue cancelada ante la pandemia de COVID-19.

En esa ocasión, el Premio Enrico Anglesio se iba a asignar a un joven investigador que presentaba un trabajo original. Sin embargo, para no privar a los jóvenes investigadores de esta oportunidad, el Consejo Científico del Fondo Elena Moroni decidió proponer una nueva versión del Premio.

Las reglas y formularios para presentarse se encuentran en este sito web.


NOTICIAS EN TIEMPO DE COVID-19

Estimas del impacto de Covid-19 en Piemonte (Italia) y escenarios futuros de evolución.

Iacopo Baussano y Stefano Rosso realizaron estimas de los escenarios previstos de acuerdo con las diferentes hipótesis de medidas de contención efectuadas en el Piamonte y en base al primer pico epidémico.

A continuación, el enlace al artículo (solo en italiano)

¡Disfruten la lectura!

Fase 2: tornare alla normalità o mantenere il distanziamento?

Iacopo Baussano
Infection and Cancer Epidemiology Group
IARC-Lyon
Stefano Rosso
Registro Tumori Piemonte
Torino

NOTICIAS DEL CONSEJO CIENTIFICO Y LA DIRECCIÓN

La Dra. Lidia Sacchetto, vicepresidente del Fondo Elena Moroni, ha comenzado en Febrero 2020 ha trabajar en Bayer AG di Berlín, en la unidad de Biomarkers and Data Insights como estadística. El Fondo Elena Moroni  felicita a Lidia por su nuevo puesto y le augura lo mejor en esta experiencia.


NOTICIAS DEL CONSEJO CIENTIFICO Y LA DIRECCIÓN

La Dra. Stella de Sabata, miembro del Comité Científico  FEM y miembro del Comité Asesor de la Cumbre de Salud de Uppsala, asistió a la conferencia “Niñez Urbana Saludable”, del 8 al 9 de octubre de 2019.

Además, en diciembre del 2019, fue elegida miembro de la Junta de la Federación Internacional de Diabetes (Región Europea). El FEM la felicita por el prestigioso reconocimiento.

Uppsala health summit 2019 Summit 2019: Healthy Urban Childhoods Uppsala slott Foto. Mikael Wallerstedt BILDERNA ÄR FRIKÖPTA AV UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

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