The expanding diversification and specialization of knowledge and the growing complexity of contemporary translational research warrant the creation of cooperative multi-disciplinary networks including both basic and medically oriented expertise.
This notion is especially true in the field of cancer metabolism, given the complexity of the technologies involved in the investigation of the plasticity that cancer cells exploit to respond and survive to a plethora of micro-environmental selective pressures, the extreme heterogeneity of the clinical presentations, the difficulty in the implementation and efficacy assessment of adjuvant therapies targeting metabolic routes, aimed at developing personalized anti-cancer treatment. The TRANSMIT project is therefore an ideal platform for the training of young investigators who will develop a broad view of a heterogeneous non-communicable disease such as cancer, working in a multi-faceted area of basic and applied research. The training activities planned for the ESRs, organized at local and network level, will take place following a multidisciplinary and two-level approach: training-through-research and training on complementary skills connected to financial, commercial, ethical, communication and managerial aspects related to life sciences application, with a particular focus on basic, translational and pre-clinical oncology. Every ESR fellow will obtain a PhD degree.