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

A new dialogue between neutrophils and tumor cell Snail orchestrates lung adenocarcinoma progression

This «allocated fund» was granted in January 2018 for 1 year. It was awarded to Prof. Etienne Meylan (EPFL/SV/ISREC).

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Flash Radiotherapy

This “allocated fund” from the Biltema Foundation was granted in July 2016 for 3 years.

Research laboratories of Prof. George Coukos (CHUV/RTH)

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Personalized immunotherapy

This “allocated fund” from the Biltema Foundation was granted in July 2016 for 3 years.

Research laboratories of Prof. George Coukos (CHUV/RTH)

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News & Events

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On the occasion of the World Cancer Day and within the framework of the Réseau Romand d’Oncologie, two afternoons for professionals and two conference...

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Congratulations to Prof. Etienne Meylan’s team at isrec@epfl on their publication in the renowned “CELL Reports” journal. They are performing research...

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The ISREC Foundation will be the fortunate beneficiary of a charity banquet organized by Estelle Ducret and Andrea Orlando to support cancer research....

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Congratulations to Prof. Michael N. Hall, a member of our scientific board, who has won the prestigious Albert-Lasker Award for his fundamental...

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