The solid tumor cancer stem cell consortium (Solid TUmor CaNceR Stem cEll network, SUNRiSE network) aims to bring together scientists with a common interest for the cancer stem cell field in solid tumors. These scientists are currently or plan to develop research programs that will decipher the cancer stem cell biology.

The SUNRiSE network originated from the desire for collaboration among CSC researchers in Marseille (Pr Emmanuelle Charaffe-Jauffret and Dr Christophe Ginestier, CRCM), Montpellier (Drs Julie Pannequin and Jean-Marc Pascussi, IGF), and Nice (Dr Thierry Virolle,iBV). This project is strongly supported by the Cancéropoles Grand Sud Ouest (Cancéropole GSO) and Provence Alpes Cotes d'Azur (Cancéropole PACA).

Our specific objectives:

  • To aggregate expertise and resources to build a critical mass of researchers to accelerate the rate of research discoveries in the solid tumor CSC field.
  • To promote collaborations in order to coordinate efficiently requests for grant applications (National and European)
  • Expand researcher’s breakthroughs to a multi-disciplinary level with a “trans-pathology” interest
  • Accelerate rate and intensity of cancer stem cell research findings and their translation to clinical application (attract clinicians and pharmaceutical companies to develop anti-CSC drug-based clinical trials).

The SUNRiSE Society is now running !

We are pleased to annonce that the SUNRiSE Society has officially been created in December 2017. You can consult its first executive board and download the statutes : Statuts sunrise 2017Statuts sunrise 2017

Become a member: Join us and support this initiative ! SIGN IN  - Membership in the SUNRiSE Society for 2018 is only 25 EUR !

By joining the SUNRiSE Society, you will be informed and participate in the SUNRISE network meetings and courses with reduced registration fees. In addition, you can, if you wish, be part of the organizing commitee, participate in working groups and receive montly the SUNRiSE Newsletter.


Training session "Stem cells in solid tumors: from biology to therapeutics ", Lyon, February 6th-7th, 2019

After the sucess of the training sessions "Cellules souches dans les tumeurs solides : de la biologie à la thérapeutique " co-organized with the "Société Francaise du Cancer" in Paris (November 23th-24th,2017) and the Cancéropole GSO in Montpellier (June 19th-20th, 2018), the SUNRiSE Network organizes a 3rd session (February 6th-7th,2019) in Lyon in collaboration with the Cancéropole CLARA. Only a few seats left !

Information and registration available HERE.

Files to be downloaded: Brochure & program -Lyon 2019Brochure & program -Lyon 2019 (392.17 KB)


3rd SUNRiSE Meeting "New advances in Cancer Stem Cells", Nice, May 16th-17th, 2019

Next SUNRISE meeting will be orgnaized organized during May 16-17 2019 at Nice (Chateau de Valrose). Confirmed speakers are John Dick (University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario), Julio A. Aguirre-Ghiso (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York), Eduard Batlle (IRB, Barcolona), Jacco Van Rheenen (NKI, Amsterdam),  Eric Solary (IGR, Paris), Dmitri Bullavin (IRCAN, Nice) and François Valette (Univ. Nantes) !  Limited seats, pre-registration mandatory and priority for abstracts applicants.

Information and registration available HERE.


Lastest Sunrise Newsletter : November 2018


France Inter "La tête au carré" : Raphael Rodriguez PI in Curie Institute, international renown chemist and member of the administrative comittee of SUNRiSE network has been interviewed in France Inter (La tête au carré). He was awarded with the 2019 tetrahedron young investigator award, a prestigious international prize dedicated to chemists under 40 for their exceptional creativity. He thus becomes the first French scientist to receive this prize. Along the interview, he has very well introduced the concept of cancer stem cells for a large audience.


Filmed interview (in French only) in the framework of 15th anniversary of Canceropôle Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur of C.Ginestier and E. Charaffe-Jauffret (president and secretary of the SUNRiSE society) talking about the major role of canceropoles GSO and PACA in supporting SUNRISE's initiatives.


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