The organizing committee welcomes abstracts for 20 minutes’ oral presentations on any subject related to cancer biology and medicine, with a philosophical, conceptual, and/or theoretical focus.

Examples of questions that this workshop will raise include:

  • – How is the complexity of cancer addressed in scientific and medical practices?
  • – Can the different models and theories of cancer be better integrated into an encompassing framework?
  • – 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 technologies such as cancer genomics affecting our understanding of cancer?


Abstracts must be submitted by email to Lucie Laplane by April 30, 2018.

(Important note: If you do not receive an answer from Lucie Laplane within one week, please send your email again)

Notifications will be sent by the end of May.

The submission must contain:

  • – Names of author(s)
  • – Institutional affiliations & Position
  • – Title of the talk
  • – Abstract: no longer than 500 words