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

Deciphering Tumorigenesis Driven by Replication-Associated DNA Damage

This « Allocated Fund in Genetics and Genomics » was granted in January 2019 to Prof. Massimo Lopes (University of Zurich) and to Prof. Achim Weber...

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lnvestigating the Functional Role of Cellular Phenotypes in Melanoma Targeted Therapy

This “Allocated Fund in oncogenic signaling” was granted in January 2019 to Prof. Reinhard Dummer (Department of Dermatology, University Hospital...

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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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News & Events

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The ISREC Foundation supports 6 students within the scope of the “Summer Research Program for Undergraduate Students” – EPFL School of Life Sciences,...

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Congratulations to Professors Ho and Girault for their discovery, a breakthrough that opens up new possibilities for the use of the cancer...

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9th edition of this fund-raising event organized by volunteers in memory of their friend Agostino who died of cancer.

Each year, approximately fifty...

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Such were the words spoken by Prof. Franco Cavalli, President of the Scientific Council of the ISREC Foundation, at the inauguration of the AGORA...

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