Archives of Toxicology

, Volume 84, Issue 3, pp 245–251 | Cite as

Stem cells in chemical carcinogenesis

  • Cornelia DietrichEmail author
  • Carsten Weiss
  • Ernesto Bockamp
  • Cathrin Brisken
  • Tania Roskams
  • Rebecca Morris
  • Barbara Oesch-Bartlomowicz
  • Franz Oesch
Meeting Report

The advanced course was held on behalf of ECNIS, a European Network of Excellence (NoE). In ECNIS—Environmental Cancer, Nutrition and Individual Susceptibility—twenty-four different European partners are organized in 15 work packages, thereby bringing together multidisciplinary expertise. The goal of ECNIS is to integrate and stimulate cancer research by fostering interactions between epidemiologists, molecular genetics, biochemists and molecular toxicologists. The most important instruments to achieve science integration are scientific meetings, such as workshops and advanced courses, joint training programmes, stimulation and support of scientific cooperations, exchange of researchers, shared laboratory facilities and generation of platforms and databases. Current knowledge, gaps, open questions and future challenges in cancer research are summarized, discussed and finally disseminated in several review articles as well as meeting reports. Further information on ECNIS is available...


Stem Cell Cancer Stem Cell Sensor Cell Stem Cell Niche Normal Stem Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cornelia Dietrich
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carsten Weiss
    • 2
  • Ernesto Bockamp
    • 1
  • Cathrin Brisken
    • 3
  • Tania Roskams
    • 4
  • Rebecca Morris
    • 5
    • 6
  • Barbara Oesch-Bartlomowicz
    • 1
  • Franz Oesch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ToxicologyUniversity Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg-UniversityMainzGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Toxicology and GeneticsKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Eggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany
  3. 3.Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC), School of Life SciencesSwiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of Morphology and Molecular PathologyKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  5. 5.Department of DermatologyColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkNYUSA
  6. 6.The Hormel InstituteUniversity of MinnesotaAustinUSA

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