The ISREC Foundation has actively supported experimental cancer research for more than fifty years.
"In Switzerland, more than 40'000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year. Almost one in two men and two in five women develop a cancer in their lifetime. The number of new cases has slightly increased since the start of the 1980s, while mortality from cancer has decreased. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men while breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. More than one out of two patients can be healed. Better recovery rates are conceivable thanks to the progress achieved in research and the applications thereof. The ISREC Foundation applies its means to concretizing this objective, in the hope of contributing, in the near future, to the development of new therapies."
Source: FSO, NICER, CCR, SCCR – National Cancer Statistics
The mission of the ISREC Foundation focuses on three areas:
supporting projects that encourage knowledge transfer and collaborations between basic research and clinical applications.
Young scientists and academics
supporting undergraduate, PhD students and scientists in the areas of biology, technology or medicine who focus their work on immunology and oncology.
The AGORA Cancer-Center project
developing a high-quality infrastructure on the site of the hospital in Lausanne that will accommodate nearly 300 scientists and clinicians starting in 2018-2019.