Agora Cancer Research Center


AGORA leadership

The AGORA Coordination Body and the AGORA Scientific Committee – 2023.

Fight Against Cancer: ISREC Foundation

A collective effort at the heart of AGORA

On October 3, 2018, the ISREC Foundation officially inaugurated the AGORA Cancer research center. Initiated by the ISREC Foundation in 2013, the realization of the AGORA project was the result of a partnership between the Vaud University Hospital (CHUV), the University of Lausanne (UNIL), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE). This project has emerged from a common vision and will eventually become an important platform for collaborations between various cantons.

Swiss Cancer Center Leman (SCCL)

A collaborative and integrated cancer research community

Since 2013, an integrated, multidisciplinary and collaborative oncology research network has been pursuing the development of new therapies and therapeutic strategies to improve cancer patient care in the Lemanic basin. The University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the CHUV (Lausanne University Hospital), the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the HUG (Geneva university hospitals), joined the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) to develop a partnership encompassing all their faculties and teams involved in cancer research and therapy.

Translational cancer research at the heart of AGORA

β€œIn ancient urban planning, the agora was the hub for social, political and economic dimensions. According to Aristotle, civilization is not possible without an agora, site of multiple intersections where new ideas are born.”