With the fair, independent
and transparent AIRC peer review process only the most competitive
and scientifically meritorious proposals are funded. Thus, the
money donated to AIRC is used to support only the best research in
|Federico Caligaris Cappio
Scientific Director AIRC
The members of AIRC's Scientific Committee are men and women at
the forefront of Italian oncology who volunteer their time and
expertise to the Association.
The team, assisted by over 600 reviewers in other countries, is
fully committed to one of our most important tasks: the review and
selection of the most promising research projects that are worthy
of a grant from AIRC.
The committee's other responsibility is just as vital: to offer
ideas and promote innovation in oncology.
Thanks to the different committees we have had over the years,
AIRC has helped Italian research grow in new and promising
directions. The special projects set up in the 1990s, for example,
especially those on genetics and cancer, paved the way for research
in the post-genomics era.
The periodic turnover of the experts on the Scientific Committee
is a way to bring in new energy, fresh ideas, and different
perspectives on a regular basis.
The 2016 Scientific