The Fondo Anglesio Moroni, a foundation housed in Torino (Italy), supports research against cancer, by contributing to training medical doctors and researches, sponsoring scientific publications and promoting international cultural exchanges in oncology, mainly in cancer epidemiology. The aims of the Fondo may also include psychological and social themes linked to the experience of cancer patients and their families.
The Fondo was established in 2004, with a donation by Enrico Anglesio (1908-2003), a pioneer of Italian medical oncology, and was dedicated to the memory of Anglesio himself and Elena Moroni Zanetti (1947-1999), a sociologist from Milano, who died prematurely from cancer. Starting from the initial donation, the Anglesio and the Zanetti families joined efforts, added resources and established a charity fund, to perpetuate the legacy of their departed. Also Margherita Rey Anglesio (1909-2007) has generously contributed to the Fondo.
The Fondo Anglesio Moroni includes in its mission, as defined in its constitution, the possibility to cooperate with all public and private institutions in the field of cancer research, prevention and treatment. It can receive contributions from other organisations and private donors. Its financial administration is supervised by an Auditors Committee.
The Fondo awards scholarships to sponsor specialisation courses in Italy and abroad and promotes other forms of cultural exchange in oncology, such as courses, conferences and publications. To give continuity to the commitment of Prof Anglesio in various international organisations, the Fondo exceeds the national boundaries and also operates at international level. The Fondo established (in cooperation with the GRELL, Groupe pour l'Epidémiologie et l'Enregistrament du cancer dans les Pays de Langue Latine) the Enrico Anglesio Prize, awarded on a yearly basis to a young scientist for her/his research work. Since 2010, a new round of Enrico Anglesio Prize has been established and it is awarded during the Annual Conference of IACR, International Association of Cancer Registries.