The study “Lacog 1018” was carried out with the objective of assessing the combination of two drugs in women bearing advanced ovarian cancer who had been submitted to previous treatments and expressing hormonal receptors. The main investigator of such study was Dr. Fernanda Bronzon Damian, oncologist at the Hospital Fêmina and the Centro de Pesquisa em Oncologia do HSL-PUCRS.
The 2023 Renata Thormann Prociannoy Award, an initiative of Instituto Projeto Cura to encourage the conduction of clinical research in Brazil, recognizes the great winner of the year a research labelled as “Lacog 1018”, a study carried out with the objective of assessing the benefits of combining in women Letrozol® and Palbociclibe® in female patients bearing advanced ovarian cancer who had been submitted to previous treatments and expressing hormonal receptors.
The investigation was conducted with women who had been submitted to two different chemotherapies which did not meet their needs. The research conducted by Dr. Fernanda proposed an inhibitor to treat the cases.
The main investigator of such study was Dr. Fernanda Bronzon Damian, oncologist at the Hospital Fêmina and the Centro de Pesquisa em Oncologia do HSL-PUCRS, while the co-authors were as follows: Andreia Cristina De Melo, Graziela Zibetti Dal Molin, Angelica Nogueira Rodrigues, Aknar Freire de Carvalho Calabrich, Gustavo Werutsky, Elias Abdo Filho, Taiane Francieli Rebelatto, Rafaela Gomes de Jesus and Mirela Foresti Jimenez.
The Scientific Commission of the Award was composed of the following renowned oncologists (listed in alphabetical order): Dra. Abna Vieira, Dr. Max Mano, Dr. Cristiano de Pádua Souza, Dr. Eduardo Romero, Dr. Fernando Moura, Dr. Guilherme Harada, Dr. João Victor Alessi, Dra. Mariana Scarantini and Dr. Pedro Neffá.
As stated by Fernanda Schwyter, founder and president of Instituto Projeto Cura: “It is an great satisfaction for us to encourage the development of scientific knowledge in the country, collaborate for the improvement of treatments on a worldwide basis and improve the quality of life of patients”.
The winner of the 5 th Renata Thormann Prociannoy Award 2023 was announced on Friday, June 16, during the Best of ASCO Scientific Congress in Sao Paulo, by the president of Instituto Projeto Cura, Fernanda Schwyter, and delivered by the president of the Scientific Commission, Dr. Max Mano, to the representative of Dra. Fernanda Bronzon Damian, Dra. Andreia Melo, co- author of the Lacob 1018 Study.
About the Renata Thormann Procianoy Award
Inspired by the story of the psychiatrist Nora Thormann , who had the support of her daughter Renata Thormann Procianoy in the search for research that would help diagnose and cure her health problem, which, after two years, resulted in the inclusion of Nora’s case in a clinical research coordinated by the Peruvian Dr. Roberto Miranda at MD Anderson Hospital, University of Texas (USA), the Award recognizes the research that identified and treated Nora. The name is a
tribute to Renata who, unfortunately, months later suffered a car accident and passed away, turning ten this year. Check out Nora’s testimonial:
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