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

Objective

Incidence and prevalence of many cancer types are significantly increasing worldwide, with substantial differences between the sexes. Environmental influences in concert with genetic and epigenetic factors are still poorly understood.
Simultaneously, more sophisticated and expensive treatments cannot be afforded by society, increasing urgency of efforts in cancer prevention.
CANCERPREV is an innovative interdisciplinary research and training program gathering seven academic beneficiaries and nine partner organizations : (one leading pharmaceutical company, one leading technology company, a health insurance, an internationally known nursing school, three foundations and two universities) in nine European countries. CANCERPREV aims to establish new strategies in cancer prevention, with a focus on two key determinants of cancer risk: sex hormone signaling and chronic inflammation, in breast and skin as benchmarks of early steps of cancer development in organs with reproductive and non-reproductive functions, respectively.
Fifteen Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will benefit from the complementary expertise of participating organizations and Principal Investigators in: basic cancer research, xenografts and genetic mouse models, bioinformatics and mathematical algorithms, epidemiology / human genetics, biomarkers, pharmacological approaches, behavioral / societal issues and outreach.
This network provides ESRs with unique future career opportunities in both academic and private sectors, through research training for PhD thesis projects with secondments and short and long visits to other participating research institutions, and yearly courses / formal lectures on various aspects of cancer prevention, including global health and occupational / behavioral issues. CANCERPREV will ensure that more knowledge and ideas are converted into products and services, and that a new generation of scientists is trained to contribute to the knowledge-based economy and society.
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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)

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UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 562 553,28

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 528 414,48

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 561 611,52

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 563 965,92

FONDAZIONE EDO ED ELVO TEMPIA VALENTA - ONLUS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 522 999,36

VIB

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 512 640

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 859860

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2019

  • End date

    31 October 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 096 014,48

  • EU contribution

    € 4 096 014,48

Coordinated by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland