After having previously announced that it would be funding two University of Malta projects to the collective tune of €1.2 million, the Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation Malta (ECRFM) has, on Tuesday, 2 March 2021, signed an agreement with the two principal investigators of these projects, thanks to which they can progress to the actual research stage.
On the same occasion, a presentation on each of the two projects was delivered to Minister for Research, Innovation and post-COVID-19 strategy, Hon. Owen Bonnici.
- the classification of colorectal cancer patients into groups of clinical relevance rather than by tumour location
- the mapping of the immune landscape with an aim to treat pituitary neuroendocrine tumours (known in the medical world as PitNETs)
Dr David Saliba from the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Prof. Godfrey Grech from the Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, as well as other members from their teams, presented the rationale of the projects to Minister of Research, Innovation and post-COVID-19 Strategy, Hon. Owen Bonnici, before proceeding to walk him through the Applied Biomedical Science Labs situated at the University.