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Cancer Prevention


Cancer Summer Course, Sept 8-11, 13-14, 2018



Monika Hegi, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, CHUV

Tatiana Petrova, Ludwig Institute, Department of Oncology, UNIL-CHUV

Johanna Joyce, Ludwig Institute, Department of Oncology, UNIL-CHUV

Paolo Dotto, Department of Biochemistry, UNIL


REGISTRATION: - until May 15 - Maximal number of participants is set to 24
(16 PhD + 8 MD students).




Part 1: ISREC conference   Sept 8 to 11, 2018

ISREC Symposium Horizons of Cancer Biology and Therapy – 2018 Lausanne


Part 2: Students lectures   Sept 13 & 14, 2018

  • September 13, 8:30 – 16:00

Cancer genetics/ genomics:      08:30- 10:30

Tutor Giovanni Ciriello (DBC@UNIL)

Students presentations (4x20 min & discussion)


Cancer epigenetics:                   11:00- 13:00

Tutor Monika Hegi (DNC@CHUV)

Students presentations (4x20 min & discussion)


Lunch                                            13:00-14:00


Cancer metabolism:                  14:00- 16:00

Tutor Ping Chih Ho (LICR@UNIL)

Students presentations (4x20 min & discussion)

  • September 14, 8:30 – 16:30

Tumor microenvironment          08:30-10:30

Tutor Tatiana Petrova (LICR@UNIL)

Students presentations (4x20 min & discussion)


Metastasis:                                11:00-13:00

Tutor Johanna Joyce (LICR@UNIL)

Students presentations (4x20 min & discussion)


Lunch                                          13:00-14:00


Immunotherapy                         14:00-16:00

Tutor Caroline Arber (LICR@UNIL; ONC@CHUV)

Students presentations (4x20 min & discussion)


Final discussion and feedback

on the course                            16:00-16:30


REQUIREMENTS for PhD students


  • They are required to prepare and give a lecture on the assigned topic (Introduction to the field, summary of new insights from the conference on the topic, synopsis and outlook). Preparatory time approx. 20 hours.
  • Read the suggested papers and participate actively in the discussion on the covered topics.
  • Submit the final presentation.
  • Attendance of the preparatory meeting at the end of May, meeting with tutors for preparation of lecture(s) over the summer, participation to the relevant sections of the ISREC Symposium Horizons of Cancer Biology and Therapy - 2018 – and full time participation to the Cancer Summer Course itself.


REQUIREMENTS for MD students


There will be two options: 

  • (Option A): a selected group of highly motivated students, who will follow the same activities and same requirements as the PhD students, with due certification / acknowledgement at the end of the course.
  • (Option B): other interested students who will be participating at the ISREC symposium and the subsequent days of lectures, without having to prepare and give themselves a lecture.


The course language is English. Lectures will be held in Epalinges in Room B301. Students must register for the ISREC meeting, with registration fees to be covered by their respective laboratories, or follow the televised conferences (free of charge).




-PhD students will be selected on a first come first served basis.

-MD students will be selected on the basis of a motivation letter




ECTS for PhD students : 4 credits


ECTS for MD students : yet to be decided










Organizer: Prof. Gian-Paolo Dotto, DB-UNIL

11 to 14 September 2017 - Room B301, CIIL site UNIL-Epalinges  - 3 ECTS credits including 2 tutorials

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WORKSHOP Programme:"Perspectives in Cancer Prevention"
Organizer:    Prof. Gian-Paolo Dotto

12 to 16 September 2016 - Room B301, CIL site UNIL-Epalinges

Ch. des Boveresses 155 - CH-1066 Epalinges
Tel. +41 21 692 57 00
Fax +41 21 692 57 05