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  • June 28 2019: SAKK/Pfizer Award 2019 has been awarded to Prof. Dr. med. Walter Weber from University of Basel. » More information
  • June 27 2019: The team of Dr. Santamaria from the University of Fribourg (CH) published on the influence of TGFBR1 inhibition on tumor and metastasis initiating capacity of breast cancer stem cells. » See article

The third annual BBC meeting on “Personalised breast cancer treatments” was again a stunning success with attendees coming from all over Switzerland and neighboring cities. It took place on November 15-16, 2018 at the original auditorium of the Klinikum I of the University Hospital Basel with the poster exhibition in the foyer.

The Nancy Hynes Award 2018 went to Barbara Szczerba.
The Hans-Joerg Senn Award 2018 went to Ana Luisa Correia.
The Felix Harder Award 2018 went to Marcus Vetter.
The Patient advocate Award 2018 went to Chang Ming.

The fourth annual BBC meeting on “Personalised breast cancer treatments” is scheduled for November 14-15, 2019
The firth annual BBC meeting on “Personalised breast cancer treatments” is scheduled for November 12-13, 2020

To view all the pictures, click the following link: Picture Gallery


  • February 15 2018: Walter Weber wins the Claudia von Schilling Award 2017 for his pioneering work in the field of oncoplastic surgery
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The price money of 20.000,00 € will be used to fund the first consensus conference of the oncoplastic breast consortium with 40 top experts from 15 countries at the University Hospital Basel on March 15
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​The second annual BBC meeting on “Personalised breast cancer treatments” was again a stunning success with attendees coming from all over Switzerland and neighbouring cities. It took place on November 16-17, 2017 at the original auditorium of the Klinikum I of the University Hospital Basel with the poster exhibition in the foyer.
The Nancy Hynes Award 2017 went to Milan Obradovic.
The Hans-Joerg Senn Award 2017, went to Thomas Bohnacker.
The Felix Harder Award 2017 went to Qiqun Zeng.

The third annual BBC meeting on “Personalised breast cancer treatments” is scheduled for November 15-16, 2018
The fourth annual BBC meeting on “Personalised breast cancer treatments” is scheduled for November 14-15, 2019

To view all the pictures, click the following link: Picture Gallery


  • August 15 2017: Full house again at today’s BBC special lecture by Monica Morrow from MSKCC
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  • February 2 2017: Based on the success of the tricycle seminars, the BBC coordinators decided to extend the format to include the following:
  1. BBC Tricycle seminars at ZLF: remain unchanged. Three 15min talks from basic research, clinical practice or research and industry followed by a 15min discussion of all three talks.
  2. BBC Special lecture series at ZLF: Invited speakers with international reputation, 45 min talk, 15min discussion. The first special lecture was held on 24 Jan 2017 by Prof. Christoph Klein. The pictures below show the successful start with Momo Bentires introducing the new formats before the actual talk.
  3. BBC Project talks at ZLF. Two groups from basic or clinical research are invited to discuss their projects, 30 min each. The topics will not be announced before the meeting, only the speakers will be informed. The first project talk is scheduled for 14 Feb 2017.
  4. BBC annual meeting in the hospital. The first annual BBC meeting with about 80 participants and 30 posters took place on November 17-18, 2016. Please click here to see the pictures     

The first annual BBC meeting with about 80 participants took place on November 17-18, 2016 at the original auditorium of the Klinikum I of the University Hospital Basel with the poster exhibition in the foyer.
The Nancy Hynes Award 2016 went to Dirk Weber for one of the two best posters in the category “basic research”. The other award in this category, the Hans-Joerg Senn Award 2016, went to Johanna Wagner.
The Felix Harder Award 2016 went to Elisabeth A. Kappos for the best poster in the category “clinical research and practice”.


  • September 27 2016: Congratulations to BBC member Dr. Elisabeth A Kappos (FMH(Plast) and Fellow of EBOPRAS) who was recently awarded the Scholarship (Förderstipendium) of the Swiss Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at their annual meeting in Lausanne. This is to support her research to develop a clinical risk assessement tool for personalised autologous breast reconstruction after mastectomy. She was also awarded the “Young plastic surgeon scholarship” of the European Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at their 2016 annual meeting in Brussels. Dr. Elisabeth A Kappos is at the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand surgery at the University Hospital Basel.
  • May 23 2016: Press release: Basel network for breast cancer research expands to Europe (in German)
  • April 27 2016: We are happy to welcome Prof. Nancy Hynes as a honorary member