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Call for abstracts

January 20th-21st 2020
Bordeaux, France

International Workshop on the Philosophy of Cancer Biology 
A PhilInBioMed workshop  
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. 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. The 
main goal of this workshop is to provide a forum where philosophers of biology 
and philosophers of medicine meet to discuss the biological and medical science 
of cancer.

Call for abstracts
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.

The deadline for the call is October 7th, 2019.

For more information on the call and the workshop go to:

Dr. Wiebke Bretting
Project Manager ERC IDEM
ImmunoConcEpT, UMR5164
Université de Bordeaux
146 rue Léo Saignat
33076 Bordeaux

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