The 2016 International Mesothelioma Interest Group Conference (iMig 2016) was a complete success. One of the most important components of the conference is the research work and sharing of ideas within the medical community members that attend iMig 2016. Supporting this collaboration is the iMig 2016 Young Investigator Awards which is a fine example of this type of sharing. This year five deserving research scientists received the award. We are very pleased to announce Dr. Rosella Bruno as one of five scientists chosen to receive the Young Investigator Awards. Kazan Law, our sponsor, is proud to have helped create the Young Investigator Awards and happy to provide ongoing support for mesothelioma researchers around the globe.
Dr. Rosella Bruno International Mesothelioma Interest Group Young Investigator Awards Winner
Dr. Bruno is a molecular biologist at the University of Pisa, Italy, focusing on malignant mesothelioma research. In an effort to develop a more accurate molecular diagnostic tool, she and her team defined a gene panel able to differentiate malignant pleural mesothelioma lesions from benign pleural lesions. Please watch the video for more on Dr. Bruno’s important work in the fight against mesothelioma cancers!
iMig 2016 Young Investigator Awards
The purpose of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group Young Investigator Awards is to recognize and honor the best young research scientists and doctors who are dedicating their research to discover new treatment options for mesothelioma victims. This is also a very important award because it fosters the type of information sharing that is so critical to the success of researchers around the globe. Selected every two years during the International Mesothelioma Interest Group Conference, the Young Investigator Awards provide a forum for researchers to share their findings, learn from colleagues, and raise awareness of the global fight against mesothelioma cancers.
Asbestos Usage a Global Disaster
In recent reports, despite a reduction in asbestos use, many countries have not banned asbestos outright. In the United States and Canada, asbestos continues to cause mesothelioma. In the US, California is ranked #1 in the country for the greatest number of deaths from mesothelioma and other illness caused by asbestos. Florida is second, followed by New York and Pennsylvania. Mesothelioma hotspots exist in almost every state; examples of hotspots include shipyards and industrial settings where asbestos was used to operate.