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

Cancer Immunity in Context

This immune oncology chair was awarded to the research group of Prof. Mikaël Pittet (Laboratoire en immuno-oncologie/UNIGE/AGORA) in July 2019 for 10…

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Clinical translation of FLASH therapy

This "allocated fund" derived from a donation of the Biltema Foundation was granted in June 2020 to Prof. Jean Bourhis (CHUV) for two and a half…

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Targeting tumor-infiltrating myeloid cells for prostate cancer therapy

This allocated fund in clinical research was granted in October 2020 to Prof. Andrea Alimonti and his research team (institute of Oncology Research)…

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News & Events

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Congratulations to Prof. Susan M. Gasser, scientific director of the ISREC Foundation, who was awarded an honorary doctorate title by the University…

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Congratulations to Prof. Mikaël Pittet: his publication entitled “Tumor-Infiltrating Dendritic Cell States Are Conserved Across Solid Human Cancers”…

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Congratulations to Prof. Ping-Chih Ho (holder of the ISREC Foundation Translational Oncology Chair from 2015 to 2020) and his colleague Giusy Di Conza…

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Prof. Michael Hall has been a member of the ISREC Foundation’s Scientific Board since June 2016. He has recently been awarded the Prix Mondial Nessim…

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