Research Grant in Pediatric Oncology - Veronesi Foundation
In 2019, UniCredit Foundation, in collaboration with the Veronesi Foundation, chose to support, through the provision of a research grant, scientific research in the field of childhood sarcomas, bone and soft tissues tumours, for which there are not specific therapies that are particularly effective and that represent one of the urgencies of pediatric and adolescent oncology.
The research grant funded by UniCredit Foundation is annual and amounts to € 32,000. It was assigned to the researcher Ramona Palombo, engaged in the "Circadian rhythm and strengthening of chemotherapy in Ewing's sarcoma" project, at the Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome.
The purpose of the research, which will conclude by the end of 2020, is to evaluate which is the best time window in which to administer cancer therapies for this pediatric sarcoma, to maximise its effectiveness.
Dr. Ramona Palombo, researcher at Veronesi Foundation
Umberto Veronesi Foundation
The Umberto Veronesi Foundation was founded in 2003 by Professor Umberto Veronesi and many other internationally renowned scientists and intellectuals, including 11 Nobel laureates.
The Foundation supports scientific research, indispensable for identifying new treatments and effective drugs against diseases that are still not easily curable today. To date, it has financed the work of 1,600 young scientists in 167 institutes in Italy and abroad, 198 only in 2019.
The Veronesi Foundation has always promoted health and prevention education, through serious and authoritative information and numerous scientific dissemination initiatives. Since it was launched, hundreds of educational courses have also been activated. 267,000 students, of all levels and degrees, have participated and, in 2019, the 504 events organised on the topics of health and science have seen 80,000 people involved, including 38,000 students.