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

Development of a novel B cell-based vaccine for metastatic solid cancers

This allocated fund for immunotherapies was awarded in September 2020 to the research group of Prof. Lana Kandalaft (Oncology Department UNIL/CHUV)…

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Brain Tumor Immunology Program

This professorship was awarded to the research group of Prof. Denis Migliorini (Laboratoire d’immunologie des tumeurs/UNIGE/AGORA) in December 2019…

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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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The ISREC Foundation has been promoting cancer research for more than fifty years. The work accomplished by the supported scientists over the past…

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Congratulations to Prof. Elisa Oricchio (EPFL)! She has been awarded the Leenaards Foundation Science Prize for her work on the immune system,…

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