The "Tumour targeting, Imaging, radiotherapies network" of the Cancéropôle Grand-Ouest is pleased to announce its fourteenth international workshop dedicated to young researchers (PhD Students and Post-Docs), even so experienced researchers are invited to participate.

La Pointe de Pen Bron

This workshop will be focused on


“Adapatation of the tumour and its ecosystem to radiotherapies”


 in Le Bono, West of France.





 If the workshop cannot take place face to face due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  a digital format will be held.



The main objective of this international workshop is to confront the points of view and problems of the various disciplines, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Medicine, Computer science, working for the development of molecular and external beam radiotherapies in Oncology.


This workshop will focus on the latest advances in molecular and external beam radiotherapies through a better understanding of adaptation of the tumour and its microenvironment. Progress of biological knowledge of tumour escape, heterogeneity and resistance allow others various disciplines to perform treatment using radionuclides or radiation.


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).

Program contents keynote presentations of internationally recognized researchers including:
- Olivier Feron, Institute of experimental and clinical research, UCLouvain, Belgium.
- Mathieu Hatt, LaTIM, National Institute of Health & Clinical Sciences, Brest, France.

- Heidi Lyng, Oslo University Hospital, The Norwegian Radium Hospital,  Oslo, Norway.

- Julie Nonnekens, Dept of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Dept of Molecular Genetics,  

   Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

- Charlotte Robert, Inserm, Gustave Roussy, University of Paris –Sud, France.

- Irene Virgolini, Dept of Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria.

- Marie-Catherine Vozenin, Department of Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology,

  Lausanne University Hospital and Lausanne University, Switzerland.

Overview lectures will be given by experts in the different scientific fields adressed by the workshop. A number of selected oral presentations given by young researchers will complete the different scientific sessions. This workshop aims at sharing scientific results and at facilitating exchanges between experienced and young researchers in a fast advancing field.


To stimulate intense discussions between young and senior scientists, the total attendance is limited to a maximum of 65 persons.



We thank ESTRO that endorses the event.

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 7 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 targeted therapies.

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


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