"The Cancer Research Center AGORA is the place where fundamental and clinical research meet to push back the limits of science. The place where, day after day, researchers and clinicians meet and mix to find solutions to the multiple challenges posed by cancer. The place where exchanges, contradictions, confrontations will lead to the therapies of tomorrow."
Since 2018, approximatively 300 scientists and clinicians are working in the AGORA cancer research cluster, initiated by the ISREC Foundation on the premises of the University Hospital in Lausanne.
This building brings together multi-disciplinary teams composed of doctors, biologists, immunologists, bioinformaticians and bioengineers from the different partner institutions. Their numerous and constant interactions make it possible to accelerate the development of new therapies, for the immediate benefit of the patient.
The integrated and interactive Cancer Research Cluster AGORA also forwards our understanding of the mechanisms underlying each type of pathology and helps develop targeted and optimized therapies for cancer patients. Scientists and clinicians work together to provide answers to the multiple challenges posed by this disease, through exchange and confrontation of points of view or diagnoses and therapeutic approaches.
The ISREC Foundation, responsible for the construction of this building, is also member of the interdisciplinary centre for applied cancer research (SCCL, Swiss cancer center Léman), which brings together the competences of the universities, federal institutes of technology (EPFs), hospitals, clinics and public and private institutions.