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The « Tumour targeting, Imaging, radiotherapies network » of the Cancéropôle Grand-Ouest is pleased to announce it fourteenth international workshop dedicated to young researchers (PhD Students and Post-Docs) even so experienced researchers are invited to participate, which will take place from  September 30 to October 3 2020 in Le Bono, West of France.

30 travel grant awards are available for the young selected researchers.

The 14th international workshop edition entitled “Adaptation of the tumour and its ecosystem to radiotherapies: Mechanisms, imaging and therapeutic approacheswill 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. These aspects will be developed, through the following sessions:

Session 1: Tumour adaptation to radiotherapies: biological aspects
Session 2: Tumour adaptation to radiotherapies: contribution of imaging
Session 3: Innovative radiation therapeutic strategies
Session 4: Learning and data driven techniques
Session 5: Futures challenges with industrial point of view and focus on European policy in Oncology

Plenary lectures will be given by experts in the different scientific fields addressed 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.

30 travel grant awards are available for the young selected researchers (PhD students and Post-Doctoral scientists). Each award consists of complimentary registration to the workshop, accommodation expenses, and up to 250€ contribution to travel expenses. Candidates must submit an abstract and must be selected as speaker in one of the scientific sessions to benefit from these awards. Selected candidates will be notified by July 6 2020.


This event will take place in the “Manoir de Kerdréan” in Le Bono, in the Gulf of Morbihan, at about two hours from Nantes in West of France.

Abstract submission:

Young researchers are asked to submit an abstract presenting their current research projects and results for one of the three scientific sessions of the workshop. Abstract must be in English and contain a maximum of 300 words. A template is available on the website at Abstracts will be selected on scientific quality and pertinence. Abstracts not relevant to this workshop will be rejected. The scientific committee will review all submitted abstracts and will determine which abstracts will be presented orally. Due to the limitation of the number of attendees, early registration and abstract submission are strongly advised.

Please, submit your abstract before June 30 2020.

Registration: Deadline for registration is July 10 2020.

Student/Post-Doc selected for oral presentation: Free

Academical attendees: 450 €. Industrial attendees: 600 €

Registration includes: Full accommodation/meals from Sept 30 dinner until Oct 3 lunch.

Due to the limited number of attendees, an early registration and abstract submission is strongly advised.

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We look forward to seeing you in Le Bono for a stimulating and enjoyable workshop.

The organizing committee:
Edith Bonnelye, Vincent Potiron, CRCINA, Nantes
Grégory Delpon, Stéphane Supiot, ICO, St-Herblain
Emmanuel Garcion, François Hindré, CRCINA, Angers
Jean-François Gestin, CRCINA, Nantes
Mathieu Hatt, LaTIM, Brest
François Paris, Claire Pecqueur, CRCINA, Nantes