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Fourth Philosophy of Cancer Biology Workshop - 6 au 8 décembre

Séminaires/ Congrès

A lieu le 06 décembre 2021
jusqu'au 08 décembre 2021

  • Lieu : Bordeaux


Cancer is one of the main causes of death globally according to the World Health Organization. The biological complexity and heterogeneity of this disease (or group of diseases) make it very difficult to apprehend, control, and cure. For a long time, cancer has been little studied by philosophers of science. Most of the work in the humanities and the social sciences has focused on the social, anthropological, psychological, and ethical dimensions of cancer. Yet cancer is now becoming increasingly an object of study for philosophers of biology and philosophers of medicine. In particular, the scientific explanation, definition, classification and prediction of cancer as a biological and medical phenomenon face many epistemological challenges. Cancer research raises a host of experimental, theoretical, and conceptual issues that connect with most, if not all, the domains of today’s biology and medicine.

The main goal of this workshop is to provide a forum where philosophers of biology/medicine, scientists, and medical doctors meet to discuss the biological and medical science of cancer.

 Plenary speakers

Maria Blasco (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas, Madrid, Spain, via Zoom) - Telomeres, Cancer and Aging

Andrew J. Ewald (Professor and Director of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins Medical School; Professor of Oncology and Co-Leader of the Cancer Invasion and Metastasis Program, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center) - Unraveling the logic of cancer through analysis of cellular and molecular dynamics

Carlo Maley (Arizona State University, USA) - What is cancer? A view across the tree of life

Nicholas McGranahan (London, UK, via Zoom) - Exploring Cancer Evolution and Immune Escape

Anya Plutynski (Washington University, USA, via Zoom) - Whither Philosophy of Cancer? Four Open Questions 

Eric Solary (INSERM U1287, Institut Gustave Roussy / Université Paris-Saclay, Villejuif, France) - What is the roadmap of early tumor development?

This workshop will be available through Zoom (ID: 818 4513 7866).

Registration is required.

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