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23 September 2022
Brazil Colorectal cancer

The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research provides essential support to IARC through a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on genomic and epidemiological characterization of early-age-onset colorectal cancers

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce that a postdoctoral scientist from Brazil has been awarded an IARC Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Thanks to financial support from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research, Dr Wellington Oliveira dos Santos joined IARC this month, in the Genomic Epidemiology Branch.

Dr Oliveira dos Santos’s research project is to identify mutational signatures and characterize the microbiome profile of early-age-onset colorectal cancer (EOCRC) tumour samples, and to combine the findings with epidemiological information about patients (demographics, lifestyle, and exposure). The objective of this project is to elucidate probable causes and biological mechanisms related to the onset of EOCRC tumours and to apply this knowledge to cancer prevention and treatment management.

“The training of early-career scientists plays an important role in strengthening the capacity of countries in the fight against cancer,” says Ms Anouk Berger, Head of the Learning and Capacity-Building Branch at IARC. “Financial support from donors such as The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research is vital to increase the number of postdoctoral scientists who can benefit from the IARC Fellowship Programme, and ultimately to boost the impact on research capacity in countries worldwide.”

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Published in section: IARC News

Publication date: 23 September, 2022, 0:56

Direct link: https://www.iarc.who.int/news-events/mark-foundation-support-iarc-postdoctoral-fellowship/

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