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.
“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
“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
“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