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Fero Events

Fero Foundation organises fundraising events for translational oncological research in collaboration with its partners. The main event are the fundraising Galas, during which Fero Grants are awarded.

Fundraising Galas

Fero Foundation organises two gala dinners each year, in which hundreds of people attend. The main objective is to raise funds for translational oncological research projects. Sponsors and collaborators are invited to the event, which is currently in its 18th edition. During the dinner, the winners of the Grants for Translational Oncological Research, aimed at young scientists in order to promote cancer research, are announced.

Fero Foundation Gala 2019 - Barcelona

Date: May 2019.
Location: MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya).
Attendees: 800.

Grant: Dr. Asís Palazón, researcher at CIC bioGUNE Bilbao.
Project: Placing the focus on immune system epigenome for the next generation of immuno-oncology.
Funding: €80,000

Grant: Dr. Joaquin Mateo, researcher at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO).
Project: New approaches to liquid biopsy in prostate cancer to inform precision medicine.
Funding: €80,000

Grant: Dra. Violeta Serra y Dra. Judith Balmaña, from Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO).
Project: Development of a liquid biopsy test to determine the functional state of homologous recombination in carriers of mutation BRCA1/2 in breast cancer to help in therapy selection.
Funding: €80,000

Fero Foundation Gala 2018 - Madrid

Date: December 2018.
Location: Hotel Westin Palace.
Attendees: 400.

Grant: Dr. Alejo Efeyan, Researcher at Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).
Project: Study of the metabolism and molecular signalling of cancer cells in B cell lymphoma.
Funding: €80,000

Grant: Dr. Bruno Sainz, Head Researcher. Ramón y Cajal Centre of UAM and “Alberto Sols” Institute of Biomedical Research CSIC-UAM — and Ramón y Cajal Healthcare Research Institute (IRYCIS).
Project: Combating pancreatic cancer through the identification of essential tumourigenicity genes induced by cancer stem cells.
Funding: €80,000

Fero Foundation Gala 2018 - Barcelona

Date: May 2018.
Location: MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya).
Attendees: 850.

Grant: Dr. Berta L. Sánchez-Laorden, Head Scientist at CSIC of CSIC-UMH Neuroscience Institute in Alicante.
Project: Study of the relationship between neuroinflammation and the progression of cerebral metastasis of melanoma and its effect on the activity of brain immune cells.
Funding: €80,000

Grant: Dr. Alena Gros, Head Researcher at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO).
Project: Study of anti-tumour response produced naturally by T-cells against recurrent mutations in tumours in order to develop more effective and personalised immunotherapies.
Funding: €80,000

Fero Foundation Gala 2017 - Madrid

Date: November 2017.
Location: Hotel Westin Palace.
Attendees: 450.
Grant: : Dr. Alberto Jiménez Schumacher. Head of the Molecular Oncology Group at Healthcare Research Institute of Aragón.
Project: Development of immunotargeted imaging agents for the early diagnosis of multiform glioblastoma.
Funding: €70,000

Fero Foundation Gala 2017 - Barcelona

Date: May 2017.
Location: MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya).
Attendees: 1.000.
Grant: Dr. Clara Bueno, Head Researcher at Josep Carreras Research Institute against Leukaemia.
Project: New immunotherapy for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia childhood.
Funding: €70,000

Fero Foundation Gala 2016 - Madrid

Date: November 2016.
Location: Hotel Westin Palace.
Attendees: 500.
Grant: Dr. Héctor Peinado, Head of the Microenvironment and Metastasis Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).
Project: Use of liquid biopsy for nanoplasmonic detection of exosomes: predicting the response to immune and radio-therapies.
Funding: €70,000

Fero Foundation Gala 2016 - Barcelona

Date: May 2016.
Location: MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya).
Attendees: 850.
Grant: Dr. Beatriz Morancho. Cancer researcher, cellular and molecular biologist working at the laboratory of Dr. Joaquín Arribas at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology.
Project: Immunotherapy to treat breast and colorectal cancer.
Funding: €70,000

Fero Foundation Gala 2015 - Madrid

Date: October 2015.
Location: Hotel Westin Palace.
Attendees: 420.
Grant: Dr. Manuel Valiente, Group Leader at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).
Project: Research of cerebral metastasis caused by lung cancer.
Funding: €70,000

Fero Foundation Gala 2015 - Barcelona

Date: May 2015.
Location: MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya).
Attendees: 830.
Grant: Dr. César Serrano, Head of Translational Research in Sarcomas. Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, Barcelona (VHIO).
Project: New strategies against tumour heterogeneity in gastrointestinal stromal tumours: early detection of resistant subpopulations for rotation of targeted therapies.
Funding: 70.000€

Fero Foundation Gala 2014 - Madrid

Date: October 2014.
Location: Royal Tapestry Factory, Madrid.
Attendees: 320.
Beca: Dr. Arkaitz Carracedo, Group Leader of the Molecular Oncology Program at CIC bioGUNE in the Basque Country.
Project: Study of new targets in aggressive breast cancer.
Dotación: €70,000

Fero Foundation Gala 2014 - Barcelona

Date: May 2014.
Location: MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya).
Grant: Dr. Sandra Peiró, Researcher at IMIM, Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute.
Project: Study of three-dimensional characteristics of tumour cell DNA.
Funding: €70,000

Fero Foundation Gala 2013

Date: May 2013.
Location: MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya).
Attendees: 620.
Grant: : Dr. Yasir Ibrahim, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Experimental Therapy Group at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO).
Project: Study of predictive biomarkers and mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapies in breast cancer.
Funding: €70,000