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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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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News & Events

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Professor Ping-Chih Ho of the Ludwig Institute / Lausanne branch recently received a CRI Lloyd J. Old STAR award. His work focuses on how tumors shape…

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Novelty in the field of oncology. The CHUV is testing a promising radiotherapy against cancer.

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Welcome to Prof. Christoph Merten, head of the biomedical microfluidics laboratory at AGORA, an essential link in the development of new drugs.

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The Pierre-François Leyvraz Award was created by the ISREC Foundation to honor Prof. Pierre-François Leyvraz’ commitment within its Foundation…

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