Cheney D Building
Two buildings, Cheney A and D, are dedicated to basic research

3 scientific departments focusing on primary research axes:

  • Cancer Cell plasticity: Director (Alain Puisieux, Deputy: Mathieu Gabut)
  • Signaling of tumoral escape (Director: Patrick Mehlen, Deputy: Laurent Bartholin)
  • Immunity, Virus, Inflammation (Co-management: Christophe Caux and Fabien Zoulim)

The CRCL in figures

  • 24 teams of which 19 on the campus of the Centre Léon Bérard.
  • 485 persons of whom 358 on the campus of the Centre Léon Bérard.
  • 3 sites located nearby at the Lyon east Cluster: the Centre Léon Bérard (Cheney A and Cheney D buildings), Inserm buildings on the Cours Albert Thomas and at the Medicine and Rockfeller University,
  • 1 site within the Hospital in the South of Lyon.

One major objective: to support the development of a strong translational research to rapidly give the benefit of breakthrough in basic research to patients.

geste technique au Cheney A

The CRCL teams lay on cutting edge technical equipment (cytometry and cell sorting platform, imaging platform, laboratory L3, Tumour Model Laboratory, mutualized technological platforms on the Lyon East hub and shared services (administration unit, launderette…) to support them in their projects.

According to the assessment of their projects the Research, teams benefit also from financial supports from charity associations (e.g. foundation ARC, the French Ligue against cancer, foundation Synergie Lyon cancer, foundation for medical research, foundation of France…), national funding agencies (INCa, ANR, ANRS), CLARA Canceropôle or Lyon Biopôle centre of excellence, investment programs or else, industrial partners or Europe.

The CRCL is also strongly supported by the fund raisings organized by the Centre Léon Bérard.

Of note, the CRCL develops numerous international partnerships, especially for young researchers and set up twinning and exchanges throughout the year to welcome foreign students within its structure or to propose internships in laboratories all over the world to Lyon students.

Did you know ?

The creation of the CRCL is one of the founding elements to the set-up of two new cancer research structures on the Lyon East hub, following 2 national calls for proposals:

  • The laboratory of excellence “DECweCAN” (Director Patrick Mehlen), following the national call for projects “Investissement d'Avenir”
  • The “LYriCAN” project (Director: Jean-Yves Blay), a project that was twice successfully evaluated following the call for proposal SIRIC (Integrated Cancer Reseach Cluster) from the 2nd cancer plan of the INCa in 2010.