The primary objective of PRIMES (Physics, Radiobiology, Imaging and Simulation) is to develop new concepts and methods for the exploration, diagnosis and therapy of cancer and pathologies associated with aging. PRIMES covers a variety of areas ranging from basic physics to instrumentation, from radiobiology to data acquisition and processing, to image reconstruction, simulation and modeling using computer science.
Creatis is a biomedical imaging research laboratory, with about 200 persons, whose main areas of excellence and international influence are linked to two fundamental problems: the identification of major health issues that can be addressed by imaging and the identification of theoretical barriers in biomedical imaging related to signal and image processing, modelling and numerical simulation.
LYric structures and organizes in hospital centers of excellence (Centre Léon Bérard – Regional Cancer Centre and Hospices Civils de Lyon – University Hospital) the efforts of basic and transfer researchers, and clinicians of Lyon struggling against cancer for a better care and follow-up of patients. Researchers and clinicians work together in order to make a better use of present drugs and technologies, to give access to new treatment to patients, as well as better understand the tumor growth process and the reactivation of the immune system.
INSA Lyon is a leading engineering school with strong humanist values that have formed the basis of its business model for more than 60 years. INSA Lyon boasts 23 research laboratories, more than 600 researchers and teacher-researchers, 650 PhD students, and over 1,000 industrial contracts with the socio-economic world. This represents a scientific and technological capital that accounts for much of the international prestige of the school.
The Centre Léon Bérard is one of the 18 centers for the fight against cancer in France. The center is a hospital as well as a center for research and teaching, dedicated 100% to cancer care and research. It aims to offer excellent care to people with cancer. This care, which ranges from screening to the most innovative therapies, also takes account of nutrition, psychology, and rehabilitation, tailored to each individual.