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

Customizing treatment in cancer patients & uncovering cancer vulnerabilities

Customizing treatment in cancer patients & uncovering cancer vulnerabilities.

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Developing off-the-shelf allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor T cells for childhood leukemia

This “allocated fund” derived from a donation of the Empiris charitable umbrella foundation was granted to Prof. Caroline Arber (CHUV) in April 2022…

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Targeting novel molecular networks underlying bladder cancer recurrence and progression

This “allocated fund” was granted to Prof. Camilla Jandus (University of Geneva) and Prof. Grégory Verdeil (University of Lausanne) in April 2022 for…

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The first TANDEM grant call received 28 applications from clinician-basic researcher pairs across Switzerland, each jointly addressing a question of…

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See our Annual Report 2021 !

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The ISREC Foundation has been promoting cancer research since 1964. The work accomplished by the supported scientists over the past decades has led to…

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As part of her “Hans Tuppy Lecture” at the University of Vienna, attended by Prof. Tuppy himself, an interview was conducted with Prof. Susan Gasser.…

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