Funds allocation March 2015 – March 2016 : 56,000 euro donated for scientific research and patient care
50,000 EURO DONATED TO THE LABORATORY OF DR. FRANCESCO NOVELLI AND DR. PAOLA CAPPELLO IN CERMS INSTITUTE, TURIN
The funds raised by the Valsecchi’s Foundation for the laboratory of Immunology of the Cancer Research Center of Experimental Medicine (Cerms) of the City of Health and Science will be used to support research (material’s purchase and creation of scholarships for young researchers) in the field of immunotherapy and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. In particular the following projects will be develop by Valsecchi Foundation Support:
1. finalization and validation of clinical research on the identification of antibodies against tumor associated antigens to be used as early markers of pancreatic cancer;
2. development of new pharmacological approaches and chemotherapy to enhance the effect of DNA vaccination with anti-enolase in pancreatic cancer;
3. preparation of immunological studies to define groups of patients to be included in the clinical trial of the vaccine in anti-enolase DNA.
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6,000 EURO DONATED TO “CEOS” AND DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ONCOLOGY 1 IN TURIN FOR A PROJECT OF “FOOD EDUCATION” FOR PATIENTS WITH PANCREATIC CANCER
Pancreatic cancer: nutrition in the “therapeutic diagnostic care path” (PDTA) facing the patient and care giver, the project will be followed by Dr. Anna Novarino and Dr. Libero Ciuffreda.
Improve nutrition does not mean to undergo a humiliating system of sacrifices and deprivations, giving up all the food that you like. It is not a question of following a rigid pattern of prescriptions, but to discover new habits, becoming more competent about health, returning to the old meaning of the word diet, or “way of life.”
Understanding diet and lifestyle as a set of behaviors in order to prevent the disease or to maintain a good state of health, exploiting the energy provided by food.
1. Training courses for professionals with a multidisciplinary approach and drafting of recommendations
2. Cooking classes in collaboration with the Nutrition Service dell’AOU City Health and Science of Turin
3. Data base relative to patients followed in various stages of the disease at the Medical Oncology 1
4. Presentation of data in thematic meetings with general practitioners and other specialists involved in PDTA.