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EACR President Elect Alberto Bardelli recognised with the ESMO Translational Research Award

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has granted this year’s Translational Research Award to Alberto Bardelli, for his liquid biopsy work in the field of colorectal cancer (CRC).

Alberto Bardelli is a Professor in the Department of Oncology at the University of Torino, Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, deputy Director of the Candiolo Cancer Institute-IRCCS, Torino, Italy, and President Elect of the EACR.

How do you feel about receiving this award?

I am thrilled and honored to receive the 2017 ESMO Award for Translational Research. As a scientist I have tried to define how genomic alterations drive tumors, and how oncogenic events affect the ability of cancer cells to evade drugs. In the last five years these ‘basic’ findings have translated into new ideas for clinical trials. This has been extremely gratifying. The ESMO Award for Translational Research pushes me to move forward in this direction and to get closer to the clinical needs of patients.

What does this acknowledgement mean to you professionally?

My research group includes geneticists, molecular biologists, medical oncologists, physicists and mathematicians. The award acknowledges the work of the entire team. I intend to foster further rcross-fertilization among different disciplines to tackle ‘translational’ questions such as tracking cancer evolution in time and space to the benefit of patients.

Anybody you would like to mention?

My wife and my two children do not see me much as I dedicate most of my energy to understand cancer. I am sure they will be proud, they are by all means part of this.

 “Professor Bardelli is a highly-respected geneticist and world-renowned expert in the field of precision medicine. His innovative work in the area of liquid biopsies has paved the way for optimising diagnosis and treatment options for CRC patients, and made him one of our most outstanding translational research scientists.” Christoph Zielinski, on behalf of the ESMO Fellowship and Award Committee.

The ESMO Translational Research Award is presented to candidates who are internationally recognised for outstanding achievements in translational research, and will be presented during the opening session at the ESMO 2017 Congress (8-12 September, Madrid, Spain). It is still time to register to attend the Congress!

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24 Jul 2017

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EACR President Elect Alberto Bardelli recognised with the ESMO Translational Research Award

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