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Innovative strategies for cancer prevention with focus on sex hormone signaling and chronic inflammation

Project description

A novel training network hopes to elucidate new strategies for prevention of common cancers

Two important factors affecting risk of cancer development are chronic inflammation and levels of circulating sex hormones. More than 150 years ago, scientists observed that inflammatory cells are present within tumours and that tumours arise at sites of chronic inflammation, resulting in a purported link between the two. Years of epidemiological studies now suggest that up to a fourth of cancers are due to chronic infection or other types of chronic inflammation. In addition, there is now a strong correlation between levels of circulating sex hormones and female reproductive cancers. The CANCERPREV project is training young researchers in cutting edge mathematical and experimental techniques to develop new guidelines for the prevention of cancers associated with reproductive and non-reproductive organs.

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Net EU contribution
€ 843 829,92
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 562 553,28
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 528 414,48
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 561 611,52
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 563 965,92
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE EDO ED ELVO TEMPIA VALENTA - ONLUS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Via Malta 3
13900 Biella

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Biella
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VIB VZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 512 640,00
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00