Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grants (YY) 2017 Autumn Selection Awardees

18 January 2018

UICC and the JAPAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE for UICC are pleased to announce the 3 Awardees of the 2017 Autumn Selection of Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grants (YY).

The 3 researchers awarded YY Study grants are from Australia, the United States and India, and will go to Japan, Sweden and the United States for their 3 month research projects. The topics covered include Neutron Capture Enhanced Particle Therapy, colorectal cancer endoscopic surveillance and prevention and fertility preservation in childhood cancer patients. For more information on the awardees' projects, please see below:

For information regarding the YY Study Grants please visit the YY Study Grants section on our website here.

Quotes from awardees:

“This award will allow me to obtain experimental proof of concept for an innovative approach we have discovered for improving the efficacy of heavy ion radiotherapy at the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan. We hope to bring back valuable skills and experience, which can be applied to future particle therapy centres in Australia.”
– Dr Mitra Safavi-Naeini, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Kirrawee, NSW, Australia

Mingyang Song

“The supported project will help me launch a sustainable research program in endoscopic surveillance and prevention of colorectal cancer.”
– Dr Mingyang Song, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA


Guruprasad Kalthur

 “I am indeed thankful to the UICC -YY Study Grants for selecting me for this award.                   It will certainly help me to a great extent in initiating a research collaboration with                  one of the most reputed laboratories in the USA.”
– Prof Guruprasad Kalthur, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, lndia






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Thursday 18 January 2018