Skip to main content

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 843 829,92

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 562 553,28
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 528 414,48
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 561 611,52
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 563 965,92
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE EDO ED ELVO TEMPIA VALENTA - ONLUS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Via Malta 3
13900 Biella
Activity type
Research Organisations
VIB VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 512 640
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations