Chères et chers collègues,

Ci-dessous, un appel à communications susceptible de vous intéresser concernant
la philosophie du cancer.

Très cordialement,

Thomas Pradeu
Directeur de recherche en Philosophie des Sciences au CNRS
Unité d'immunologie (ImmunoConcEpT, UMR5164)
Université de Bordeaux
146 rue Léo Saignat
33076 Bordeaux
https://www.immuconcept.org/conceptual-immunology/
https://www.philinbiomed.org/
ERC IDEM: http://erc-idem.cnrs.fr/


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*Call for abstractsJanuary 20th-21st 2020*
*Bordeaux, France*

*International Workshop on the Philosophy of Cancer Biology*
<https://www.philinbiomed.org/event/2nd-philosophy-of-cancer-biology-workshop/>
A PhilInBioMed workshop <https://www.philinbiomed.org/>


*Context*

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:
https://www.philinbiomed.org/event/2nd-philosophy-of-cancer-biology-workshop/

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