First Paris Region Guided Oncology Tour in Conjunction With TAT 2013

Published: Feb 11, 2013

Paris, 11 February 2013 - Following TAT, the International Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies, from 4 to 6 March in Paris, the Paris Region Economic Development Agency is organizing the first tour of leading clinical cancer research centers located in the Paris Region. Taking place on 7 March, this will be a unique opportunity for biotech companies to meet European researchers with a view to establishing new partnerships and speeding up the development of new therapies.

“Clinical research gives patients access to therapeutic innovation at an early stage. This is an area in which France has a substantial lead over its European neighbors,” states Frédérique de Bast, Chief Marketing Officer at Paris Region Economic Development Agency.

The program for this exceptional science tour includes an introduction to the Cancéropôle Cancer Research Cluster and AP-HP - Paris Public Hospital Authority - oncology research centers, visits to the Curie and Gustave Roussy institutes and the Sanofi European Oncology Research Center.

More than half of all advanced-level scientific oncology publications originate in the Paris Region, and the message from Dr.Jean-Pierre Armand, member of the TAT Congress scientific committee, to research biotechs is clear: “Base yourselves in Paris! You will find yourselves in an academic world that will support the development of your anticancer treatments and therapies.”

Organised by the Paris Region Economic Development Agency and Cancer Campus, the post-TAT 2013 tour is coordinated by Professor Cristiana Sessa, TAT organizing committee and Professor Jean-Pierre Armand, TAT scientific advisory board.


Pitié Salpétrière Hospital, Paris

Presentation of Canceropole Paris Region

Canceropole is the key institution bringing together all the major players in the cancer field and coordinating oncology expertise and research resources in the Paris Region

Professor Eric Solary, Scientific Director

Presentation of AP-HP, the Paris Region public hospital authority clinical and translational research in oncology

AP-HP is the largest hospital network and clinical research center in Europe Dr. Nathalie Rheims, AP-HP activities in cancerology

Dr. Jean-Yves Delattre, Neuro-oncology - Gliotex program

Dr. Pierre Laurent Puig, Cancer Research and Personalized Medicine

Dr. Hervé Dombret, Early drug development in hematological malignancies

Dr. Florence Grenhassia, Director of the Office of Technology Transfer Licensing & Industrial Ventures

Institut Curie, Paris

Visit of the Institut Curie clinical and translational research department

One of Paris Region’s world-renowned comprehensive cancer centers

Professor Sergio Roman-Roman, Head of Translational Research

Professor Christophe Letourneau, Head of Clinical Research

Sanofi research center, Vitry

Visit tof the Sanofi research center

This site is the Sanofi’s European R&D Center for Oncology

Dr.Céline Melcion, Head of the Research Center

Networking Lunch

Institut Gustave Roussy, Cancer Campus site, Villejuif

Visit to the Institut Gustave Roussy’s early clinical and translational research department led by Professor Jean-Charles Soria

One of Paris Region’s world-renowned comprehensive cancer centers

Professor Gilles Vassal, Head of Clinical Research

Dr. Eric Angevin, Clinical Investigator

Registration is essential as places are limited

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Open to all international biotech company employees attending TAT. Applications for the tour should be made at the same time as registration for the Oncology Biotech Event.

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About Paris Region Economic Development Agency

Founded in 2001, the Paris Region Economic Development Agency (PREDA) helps attract new investment to the region to foster development and generate employment. PREDA has developed an array of services to assist businesses looking to set up and grow their business in Paris Region. These services cover all the main aspects of setting up: seeking premises and recruiting staff, advice on tax, legal matters and strategy for sustainable development, identifying commercial partners and R&D.

PREDA also has offices in Boston, San Francisco, Shanghai and Tel Aviv. Through the “Paris Region enterprises” program, PREDA supports Paris Region companies with plans to expand internationally. For more information about PREDA, visit:, Follow us on and Youtube: Paris Region Channel

About the TAT Congress

From 4-6 March 2013, Paris will be hosting the International Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies. This meeting for leading specialists in phase 1 clinical trials brings together researchers and laboratories from around the world to update them on the latest progress in oncology and associated projects in the Paris Region.

The TAT 2013 Congress will feature the Oncology Biotech Event, a special event focusing on business-to-academia partnering and networking for biotech companies.

This event, the first of its kind, will offer biotech companies a unique opportunity to interact closely with leading oncology phase 1 investigators and to showcase their innovations in oncology to the cancer research and development community. TAT offers biotech firms developing an oncology drug the following benefits:

• Speed-dating: Meet leading world-class phase 1 clinical investigators and share with them your drug development issues

• Technology display: network within the higly specialized international oncology phase I research community

• Tour: visit leading clinical cancer research centers in the Paris region (AP-HP, Institut Curie, Institut Gustave Roussy, Sanofi), meet their heads of translational and early-stage clinical research with whom you could work with to develop your drug

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