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  • Institut Universitaire du Cancer de Toulouse
    A campus dedicated to cancer care and innovative strategies in health. For the first time in Europe, the Oncopole of Toulouse, gathers researchers, academic and private laboratories, industries, startup, medical care center focusing on research and discovering innovative and individualized treatments. 

    The power of Oncopole is the gathering of talents, projects and platforms  strengthening  Toulouse commitment in scientifc innovation dedicated to research and care.

    With a 1 billion euro investment, more than 1500 researchers, 1400 medical actors and more than 300,000 m2 of new buildings,  Oncopole makes fundamental and clinical sciences, medical and human sciences, companies of health and innovation converge on an exceptional site of 220 hectares.

    Contact : Michel Attal, General Director 

    Cancer Research Center of Toulouse
    The CRCT is a public research institute affiliated as UMR1037 (Mixed unit) of Inserm, University Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier and ERL5294 by CNRS. It is composed of 21 research teams, services and facilities. The insitute is located on the “Oncopole” campus where academic, scientific, medical, clinical, technological and pharmaceutical researches are interacting together.
    400 people composed the CRCT : investigators, students, clinicians, technical and administrative staff. The Cancer Research Center of Toulouse allows, in accordance to Inserm obejctives, a research from the bench to the bed of patients.

    Contacts : Mary Poupot, Christine Bezombes & Dominique Lautier, investigators and member of scientific events committee

    Together against Cancer: "eradicate the disease, surround the patient".

    As a leader in the development of the campus, Toulouse Métropole supports all the actors of the care, the public and private research, and the economic and social world, to make Oncopole an international showcase of scientific excellence territory.

    Contact : Caroline Lapelerie

    The Eurobiomed priority is to establish relations between the health innovation actors to allow them to interact and mobilise opinion leaders to create conditions conducive to the development of scientific and current affairs partnerships.
    The quality of the Eurobiomed network materialises by the number of people involved, but also by the quality of the network and trust that is established between its members, which reinforces the interactions and facilitates exchanges.
    Eurobiomed is a territory of excellence hosting economic development through leading industrial and academic forces.
    Regional forces
    Occitanie : More than 1,800 health researchers. Manufacturing/production and engineering and R&D combined represent nearly 5,000 jobs across more than 350 establishments. Hospital activities comprise 17,000 jobs (source ccir lr 2011).
    Provence Alpes Côte D’azur : This sector has significant economic impact, with 700 manufacturers for 8100 jobs and turnover of 1.8 billion euros.
    The entire health sector comprises nearly 170 000 jobs, including primary health care providers.
    The PACA region hosts 110 health research laboratories, representing 4 900 jobs, with 2 500 public researchers, making it the second French region for research laboratories after L’ile De France (source Cci Marseille Provence 2009).
    The Eurobiomed cluster region is an important and significant concentration of investment projects for the future.

    Contact : Fabienne de Toni-Costes

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    Hopitaux de Toulouse
    At the heart of Occitanie region and of a city with high population growth rates, Toulouse University Hospital  (UH) is the care structure of reference. With 5 sites throughout the city, Toulouse UH is the largest public employer in the region. Its care, prevention, teaching and research missions are carried out by 3,800 doctors and 11,700 hospital staff (totalling around 15,500 people dedicated to health services).

    With 280,000 patients and 820,000 consultations each year, Toulouse UH is the fourth major French hospital in terms of activity. Being the only UH in the Occitanie region, referral cares represent over 50% of its activity thanks to technical facilities and high level staff. Toulouse UH coordinates nationally or takes part in 8 rare diseases centres of reference and 34 centres of competences. Toulouse UH has been a leader for 21 years in health care sectors in national press rankings.

    Our center is a major actor in oncology: cancer treatment accounts for 25% of its activity; in 2014, UH worked together with its public and private partners, mainly the Claudius Regaud Institute, to form the Toulouse University Institute for Cancer (IUCT) which is a new French organizational model for health care, research and teaching in oncology. This network of public and private services enables to strengthen standards of care in the region and to to provide patients with the best skills and the latest innovative treatments near home.

    Innovation is one of our main goals; for example, historical expertise in telemedicine enables the building of  hospital of tomorrow close to home thanks to innovative technologies (Diabsat, Osicat…), and all health and industry partners. Research and innovation missions are integral parts of UH daily activity and future strategy. They are carried out in close collaboration with universities and research institutions such as the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Toulouse UH staff also manage numerous projects with pharmaceutical and medical devices companies, associations and other hospital centers.

    As an actor in education, Toulouse UH is a partner of Medicine (Purpan and Rangueil), Pharmacy and Dental Surgery Universities (units of Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier university). Toulouse UH takes part in graduate and post-graduate teaching for hospital and non-hospital practitioners. Opened in 2015, the Regional Education and Training Center for Health Professions (PREFMS) is a campus which gathers 11 schools and institutes dedicated to the training for Toulouse UH health professions.

                                                                            Contact : Mathilde RATINEAUD

    La ligue
    1st French NGO private & nonprofit funder for research against cancer.

    The League finances the best research teams ensuring considerable advances in treatment. Financing more than 800 research projects yearly in France, the League has invest 400 M€ in the past decade in research against cancer.

    Other League missions:
    Prevent to protect : the League encourages early detection and prevention to reduce the risk of cancer.
    Support to help :  the League informs and helps patients during and after the disease.
    Defending equal rights in healthcare: The League is approved to represent the users of the French healthcare system: 500 representatives defend the rights of the patients and their relatives. The League, a non-political NGO relying on the commitment of its volunteers & the generosity of the public.

    Contact : Marie-Ange LEOPHONTE

    Fondation Toulouse Cancer Santé #cancertousconcernés
    The "FondationToulouse Cancer Santé" is a private "nonprofit" foundation created by Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline, Pierre Fabre, Siemens, and Total with the participation of the French National Research Agency (ANR).

    The specific aim of  Foundation is to promote the Toulouse - Oncopole University Institute of Cancer, by selecting  public and private research partnerships, and by financing:
    -       interdisciplinary research in the technologies domain and in life sciences in general, applied in diagnostics and drug discovery, with a special focus in oncology.
    -       Technological platforms dedicated to the whole regional scientific community
    Thanks to the support of numerous companies and private donors, Toulouse Cancer Santé is funding several innovative projects in the regional research centers.

    Contact: Alexandra PAIN

    Agence d’Attractivité Toulouse

    Agence d’Attractivité Toulouse –  Tourisme - meetings - business capitalizes the expertise of three sectors: tourism, meetings and economic development. Its missions:
    - To develop Toulouse’s notoriety and international image.
    - Encourage tourist attendance through the direct incoming or intermediation.
    - Prospecting high added-value industrial projects.
    - Welcome and ensure the engineering of any exogenous project, creator of jobs and wealth.
    - Create good conditions for the meeting industry development (prospecting and hosting international congresses with a strong scientific content).

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    Contact : Clémence Long