Call for abstracts: Philosophy of Cancer Biology Workshop

The call for abstracts of the Philosophy of Cancer Biology Workshop is still open until Wednesday October 16th. The workshop takes place in Bordeaux, France on January 20th-21st 2020.

The organizing committee welcomes abstracts for 20 minutes’ oral presentations on subjects that explore a problem with a conceptual, theoretical, methodological and/or philosophical approach and directly address questions relevant to cancer research. Examples of questions that this workshop will raise include:

  • How is the complexity of cancer addressed in scientific and medical practices?
  • What are the epistemic implications of different approaches to cancer?
  • How are questions about the ontology of cancer related to methodological issues?
  • To what extent are questions concerning the nature of cancer intertwined with issues concerning diagnostics and/or treatments?
  •  How are new approaches, such as cancer genomics, organoids, and organ-on-chip technologies, influencing cancer research?

The call is open to philosophers, scientists and any person interested in the analysis of conceptual problems of cancer biology. Funding of up to € 1000 is available to PhD students and Postdocs presenting their work at the meeting.

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