TANDEM
Collaborative projects
at the intersection between basic and clinical research

TANDEM projects are collaborative cancer research programs at the intersection between basic and clinical research. 

Scientists and clinicians work together to translate findings from basic research into novel cancer therapies, or to develop biomarkers.

TANDEM – Ongoing projects

Development of novel therapies to target untreatable types of prostate cancer

Identification of new targets to treat prostate cancers that are non-responsive to available treatments.

Project of Prof. Mark Rubin, University of…

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Understanding chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancers

Analyzing the role of the tumor micro-environment in platinum drug-resistant ovarian cancer.

Project of Dr. Intidhar Labidi-Galy, University Hospital…

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Personalised treatment against lung cancer based on the patient’s internal clock

Investigating the connection between circadian system and lung tumor generation to personalise time schedules for chemo-immunotherapy.

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Promising advances in personalized therapies for lymphoma patients

Using tissue derived from the patient to predict effectiveness of different treatments to find the best one for each patient.

Project of Prof. Elisa…

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Understanding the interaction of immune cells with brain tumours

Analysing tertiary lymphoid structures as part of the brain tumor environment to develop immune therapies against glioblastoma.

Project of Prof.…

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New technology to improve precision of head and neck cancer diagnostics and surgery

Development of an endoscope to better define tumour margins during surgery.

Project of Prof. Christian Simon, Centre hospitalier universitaire…

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A novel cellular therapy for lung cancer

Project of Prof. Michele de Palma, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, and Dr. Nahal Mansouri, Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois.

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Super-resolution expansion microscopy for precision and safety of engineered T cell therapy

Project of Dr. Virginie Hamel, University of Geneva, and Dr. Benita Wolf, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois in Lausanne.

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Molecular and spatial characterization of cancer cell plasticity to empower detection and prediction of lung adenocarcinoma progression

Project of Prof. Giovanni Ciriello, University of Lausanne, and Dr. Igor Letovanec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois.

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NEtwork-based drug REsponse and repUrposing at Single cell resolution NEREUS

Project of Prof. Marianna Kruithof-de Julio, University of Bern, and Dr. Bernhard Kiss, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern.

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The microbiota-eosinophil axis as a critical regulator of disease course, metastasis and therapy response in patients with colorectal cancer

Project of Prof. Dr. Michael Scharl, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Zurich, and Prof. Dr. Isabelle Arnold Wallén,…

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TCR-engineered CD4 T cell transfer for optimized cancer immunotherapy in adult and pediatric patients

Project of Prof. Camilla Jandus, University of Geneva, and Dr. Francesco Ceppi and Prof. George Coukos, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois.

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Research for the benefit of cancer patients.

Each year, World Cancer Day offers the opportunity to promote worldwide awareness for this disease.

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The ISREC Foundation extends its warmest congratulations to Prof. Andrea Alimonti who has been appointed the new director of the Institute of Oncology…

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Congratulations to Prof. Johanna Joyce, a former member of the AGORA community, who has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for Cancer…

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Congratulations to our scientific director who, during her time in the Swiss Science Council (2016-2023), contributed to projects that may lead to…

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