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July 2021

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2020: A year of challenges and learnings The pandemic has had an undeniable impact on our daily lives, not just on LACOG's operational activities, but also on the research sites that contribute to the studies. But despite all the difficulties, we managed to adapt over the year and 2020 has been a positive one for us. We know how important the studies we carry out are for patients, and even during the pandemic, research sites have done an extraordinary job to continue treating patients safely.   We would like to thank our staff, members, partners, research centers, patients and donors for the support they have given to the LACOG mission, which is to improve cancer research and cancer patient care in Latin America.  We invite you to download LACOG’s Annual Report and discover our achievements of the last year, as well as find out more about our trajectory which seeks to have an impact on Latin American lives through cancer research. Download 2020 Annual Report

This Wednesday (16), the public was informed about the winner research of The Renata Thormann Procianoy Award, which was idealized by the Instituto Projeto Cura. The investigation, named “Randomized study addressing the use of hand-held power heater versus observation to reduce the discomfort during scalp cooling, to prevent the alopecia induced by chemotherapy”, is led by Dr. Luciana Landeiro and aims at providing overall and thermal comfort to breast cancer patients exposed to scalp cooling during their chemotherapy treatment, as an attempt to prevent the Alopecia Areata (loss of hair). The awarding ceremony was held on the 16th, as part of the 2021 Best of ASCO Annual Meeting – Brazil Edition. Winner Profile Female and born in the Northeast area of Brazil, Dr. Luciana Landeiro has defined breast cancer and gynecological tumors as her main area of investigation. The physician initiated her professional trajectory as a scholarship fellow in a Hepatology research group at the Federal University of Bahia. Years later, during her Oncology medical residence, she focused her efforts in the improvement of life quality for oncological patients. Additionally, she attended post-graduation in clinical research at the Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, during her PhD course in Clinical Oncology, at the São