Translational research

Translational research projects encourage collaborations between basic and clinical research. Their goal is to study cells and their interactions with the environment, and in so doing to provide new impulses for novel therapies and clinical approaches in order to be able to act on the causes of cellular malfunction.  

Financial support for translational cancer research projects is possible thanks to:

"Allocated funds" - These funds are specifically created for each project. They come from private donations and must be used for the predetermined purpose. The Foundation guarantees that donations are used in full to finance the project to which they have been allocated.

“ISREC chairs” - These are created to offer young professors affiliated to the EPFL (School of Life Sciences - ISREC) or to a Swiss University (Faculty of biology or medicine) the opportunity to launch their career in research. They are financed by the fortune of the Foundation.

Translational research - ongoing projects

Exploring the role of neutrophils in brain metastasis

This “allocated fund” was granted to Prof. Johanna Joyce (University of Lausanne, Oncology Department) in January 2021 for 3 years.

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Immune-modulatory radiotherapy to enhance the effects of neo-adjuvant PD-L1 blockade after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with resectable stage III (N2) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

This “allocated fund in clinical research” was granted in December 2020 to Dr. Sacha Rothschild (University Hospital Basel) for 3 years.

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Transcriptomic and phenotypic profiling of the white blood cells in breast cancer

This "allocated fund” was awarded to Prof. Curzio Rüegg (University of Fribourg) in October 2020 for 2 years.

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Congratulations to Prof. Elisa Oricchio for her publication in the prestigious journals Nature Genetics and Nature Communications.

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Congratulations to Prof. Ping-Chih Ho of the Ludwig Cancer Research Lausanne Branch, who has received the “Melanoma Research Alliance” Award. The…

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Prof. Mikaël Pittet, holder of the ISREC Foundation’s Immune Oncology chair, was a guest on “CQFD”, a science and health program on RTS (Radio…

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Congratulations to George Sflomos! A scientist in Prof. Cathrin Brisken’s lab (EPFL), he has developed a revolutionary in vivo model for the…

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