As part of the study and research activities promoted by the Umberto Veronesi Foundation, UniCredit Foundation has renewed its commitment for the second year by supporting a scholarship for paediatric oncology to develop the "A biological clock-based therapy for Ewing's sarcoma" project led by researcher Ramona Palombo.
UniCredit Foundation's commitment was recognised during the Umberto Veronesi Foundation's Grant 2021 ceremony, streamed live on 21 March. The event included messages from the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, and the Minister for Universities and Research, Maria Cristina Messa, who reiterated the importance of scientific research and investment in medical progress.
The study led by Ramona Palombo, and supported by UniCredit Foundation, focuses on the fight against Ewing's sarcoma, a tumour affecting children's bones and soft tissues. Thanks to the researcher's work, it has so far been possible to isolate the molecules in vitro that regulate the biological clock of tumour cells, making them more sensitive to oncological drugs. The next stages of the study will allow further progress in testing.