UniTS Returns with “Against Cancer” Event: A Showcase of Research and Prevention Efforts

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by InTrieste

In a bid to shed light on the latest advancements in cancer research and prevention strategies, the University of Trieste is gearing up to host its highly anticipated event, “UniTS Against Cancer.” This initiative, spearheaded by Professor Vanessa Nicolin of the Department of Medical, Surgical, and Health Sciences, in collaboration with leading cancer research organizations AIRC and LILT, promises to deliver insightful discussions and informative sessions.

Set to take place in the prestigious Aula Magna of the H3 building, the event will not only feature renowned professors and scientists from UniTS but will also spotlight the active involvement of the student community. With a focus on fostering awareness among the younger generation, UniTS aims to emphasize the significance of healthy lifestyles, regular screenings, and early diagnoses in the fight against cancer.

The agenda for “UniTS Against Cancer” is structured around three key areas:

Research Advancements in Collaboration with AIRC:

  • Dr. Rebecca Bertolio and Prof. Giannino Del Sal will delve into the biomechanical alterations associated with breast cancer, offering insights gleaned from cutting-edge research.
  • Prof. Licio Collavin will explore the potential of studying and reactivating genes that inhibit tumor progression, paving the way for innovative therapeutic approaches.
  • Prof. Serena Zacchigna will unravel the intriguing connection between heart health and cancer susceptibility, shedding light on novel avenues for research.
  • Prof. Giulio Caravagna will discuss the pivotal role of computational sciences in driving forward cancer research, highlighting the intersection of technology and medicine in combating this disease.

Prevention Initiatives in Collaboration with LILT:

  • Dr. Catrin Simeth will advocate for a holistic approach to healthy living, emphasizing the profound impact of lifestyle choices on cancer prevention.
  • Prof. Fabrizio Zanconati will showcase groundbreaking molecular investigations aimed at preventing cervical carcinoma, offering hope for early detection and intervention.
  • Prof. Lory Crocé and Dr. Flora Mansutti will address the often-overlooked aspect of liver health in cancer prevention, urging individuals to prioritize well-being.
  • Dr. Alessandra Guglielmi will spotlight the concept of tertiary prevention as a vital opportunity for mitigating the burden of cancer, underscoring the importance of proactive measures.

Student-Centric Engagement: Representatives Carlo Cortese and Giorgio Paronetto will facilitate an interactive session where students will pose pressing questions and share insights gleaned from a comprehensive survey conducted within the student community. This student-driven dialogue underscores UniTS’s commitment to empowering the next generation of leaders in the fight against cancer.

As “UniTS Against Cancer” prepares to unfold, it emerges not only as a platform for academic discourse but also as a beacon of hope in the ongoing battle against this formidable adversary. With collaborative efforts spanning research, prevention, and student engagement, UniTS reaffirms its dedication to advancing the frontiers of cancer science and bolstering global efforts to eradicate this pervasive disease.

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