17 March 2021

Four cancer professionals receive YY Study Grants to further research

Recipients of last year’s call for Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International (YY) Study Grants come from Brazil, India and the US. The four awardees will be visiting research centres in the US, Japan and France for three months later this year.

UICC is pleased to announce that four cancer professionals from Brazil, India and the US have been awarded Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International (YY) Study Grants, generously supported by the Japanese National Committee for UICC. These grants will enable the recipients to initiate or build on existing international collaborations in cancer research by carrying out projects abroad and receive further training on methods and techniques. 

The Yamagiwa Yoshida Memorial International Cancer (YY) Study Grants programme was launched in 1975 by the Japan National Committee for UICC, which has been a full UICC member since 1948. In over four decades, the YY Study Grants has supported the research projects and international collaboration of over 500 established cancer professionals. The YY Study Grants is one of three programmes that make up the UICC fellowship portfolio, which includes the Technical Fellowships and the Virtual Fellowships programme launched in response to the coronavirus pandemic

The grantees’ research projects cover the following topics: cancer screening in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries; data analysis of a 10-year study on cervical cancer prevention in women living with HIV in India; experiments on stem cells regarding fertility preservation in childhood cancer survivors in India; and cancer registry survival analysis data of children and adolescents living in Brazil.

The YY Study Grants will support visits by the grantees of a duration of three months to highly renowned research institutions in the US, Japan and France, by contributing up to USD 10,000 towards travel and living expenses.

Dr Smita Joshi from the Prayas, Amrita Clinic, in Pune, India, for example, will be hosted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. IARC’s work and research on the prevention, screening and early detection of cervical cancer, should allow for a productive exchange of knowledge, skills and techniques, and provide her with new insights into her own research on cervical cancer prevention in women living with HIV.

New Call for YY Study Grants

The call for applications for the next YY study grant opens in June and closes in October. 
Click here for more details on how to apply.

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Thursday 01 April 2021

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