Eurocancer Stem Cell Training (EuroCSCTraining) is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the 7th Framework Program coordinated by Professor Christine Chomienne from University Paris Diderot (France). It is a translaboratory and transPhD school training platform gathering the European excellency in cancer stem cell research. It is composed by:

9 affiliated research laboratories:

Université Paris Diderot  (FR), University of Oxford (UK), Medizinische Universitaet Wien (AT), Fondazione Centro San Raffaele (IT), Institut Curie (FR), Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen (NL), University College London (UK), XenTech SAS (FR), Miltenyi Biotec GMBH (DE)

7 associated partners:

Cancer Research Institute (UK), Becton Dickinson (FR), Stemcell (FR), German Cancer Research Center in the Helmholtz Association (DE), European School of Hematology (ESH),

European Hematology Association (NL), Carrière et Capital Humain Consulting (FR).

EuroCSCTraining’s major objective is to provide a practical training to 10 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and 3 Experienced Researchers (ERs) on Cancer Stem Cell Research. The recent identification of tumor initiating (TIC) or cancer stem cells (CSC) has opened a new area of research for scientists interested in cancer. Understanding the biology of cancer stem cells has already unraveled pathways and potential targets. However accumulating data has underscored the complexity of the CSC research area and prompts hence the need for well-structured networks to provide expert platforms, rapid exchange of information to train future researchers in this new concept. Partners involved in EuroCSCTraining, both from the public and private sectors, having a complementary expert experience in this new area, are active members of Cancer Stem Cell research and share dedication in training and dissemination.