The "Tumour Targeting, Imaging, Radiotherapies" network of the Cancéropôle Grand-Ouest is pleased to announce its sixteenth international workshop dedicated to young researchers (PhD students and post-docs), even so experienced researchers are invited to participate.

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The 16th edition will be focused on:


“Optimizing Imaging and Dose-Response in RadiotherapieS”


will be held

in Erquy, West of France.




The main objective of this international workshop is to confront the points of view and issues of various research fields such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Medicine, Computer science, involved in the development of molecular and external beam radiotherapies in Oncology.



The 2023 topic will focus on how to optimize dose-response relationships in the field of internal and external beam radiotherapies in Oncology with the contribution of imaging. These aspects will be developed, through the following sessions:


- New paradigms in tumour targeting

- Alternative biological models

- Artificial intelligence and imaging

- How to distribute the dose in radiotherapy according to time and space?

- Therapeutic combinations.


Presentations of biologists, chemists, physicists, computer scientists and physicians will cover advances in this field of cancer research.


30 travel grant awards are available for young researchers (PhD students and post-docs).


Invited speakers in 2023:

- Rob Coppes, University of Groningen, The Netherlands,
- Eric Deutsch, Institut Gustave Roussy, Paris, France,
- Anna Mondino, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy,
- Marcel Hollenstein, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France,
- Jason P. Holland, University of Zürich, Switzerland,
- Julien Bert, National Institute of Health & Clinical Sciences, University of Brest, France.


The workshop will be built around lectures from the invited expert speakers and thematic sessions with selected oral presentations from young researchers providing valuable opportunities for discussion on innovative issues and highlighting integration among several disciplines.


This workshop aims at sharing scientific results and at facilitating exchanges between experienced and young researchers in the fast-growing field of imaging and radiotherapies.


In order to stimulate intense discussions between young and senior scientists, total attendance is limited to a maximum of 65 participants.



What is the "Tumour Targeting, Imaging, Radiotherapies" network of the Canceropôle Grand Ouest ?


The first "Plan Cancer" was launched in 2003 as an initiative to foster France's efforts in cancer management. One of the actions of the plan was the creation of 7 "Cancéropôles" with the mission of organizing cooperation in the field of translational research between laboratories and clinical departments within a geographic area. Thus the Cancéropôle Grand Ouest (CGO) was set-up, covering 3 of the 13 French Regions.


The CGO is now organized in 8 networks.


The "Tumour Targeting, Imaging, Radiotherapies" network includes four interconnected research domains, which are:

- Concept of innovating agents and nanomedicines for imaging and therapeutic purposes,

- Targeted therapies and radiotherapies for cancer: from animal models to clinical trials,

- Quantitative multimodal imaging and radiotherapies,

- Biological response and radiotherapies.

This network is coordinated by Dimitris Visvikis, LaTIM, National Institute of Health & Clinical Sciences, Brest, France.


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