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UniCredit Group and AIRC, still together to support research

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October 2007

The new mini website for the partnership between UniCredit Group and AIRC - the Italian Association for Cancer Research - has been launched to highlight the partnership that has seen our Group active in supporting cancer research for the last 7 years.

Our partnership with the AIRC began in 2000 with the provision of 60 three-year study grants for young researchers in the field of cancer research.

In 2004 we embarked on a project to develop 4 oncogenomics platforms in 4 Italian cities: Milan, Naples, Turin, and Rome.

The funds raised were used to finance the technological platform at Federico II University of Naples and, in 2006, the platform developed at the Candiolo Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (IRCC), Turin.

In 2007 UniCredit Group is strengthening its support for the AIRC Oncogenomics Platform at the Turin IRCC and the 60 researchers studying the genetic aspects of the illness, in a bid to identify new genes and evaluate their diagnostic and therapeutic consequences.

NEW FOR 2007

  • The book "Ridere fa bene!" ("Laughing is good for you!") , produced by the UniCredit Group and Kowalski Editore. Containing side-splitting jokes from the 15 comedians from Italian comedy show Zelig , proceeds will go to the AIRC;

  • The "high watchmaking for the AIRC" initiative, in which the world of High Watchmaking comes together to organize an auction of prototype watches donated by the biggest names in the watchmaking industry.

Visit for more information about the project, events, and initiatives being run together with the AIRC: winning the battle is our aim.