Call for abstracts for Philosophy of Cancer biology workshop in Bordeaux (now closed)

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