The Human and Social Sciences (HSS) regroup many different disciplines: economy, psychology, cognitive and affective sciences, sociology, philosophy, ethic, political sciences, linguistics, law, communication sciences, and history. Those disciplines are investigating on one hand, society and social management issues (politics of prevention and public health policy), and on the other hand, matters centered on the patient itself and his personalized care in oncology (emotional state, quality of life…)
ONCOLille has the vocation to initiate, develop and strengthen scientific cooperations on cancer research at the local, national and international level. This innovative project is articulated on two specific scientific programs investigating fundamental issues of oncology: the tumor resistance to treatment and the tumor dormancy/resilience after a remission period.
In synergy with those two programs, the HSS program is highly supported by ONCOLille and has the objective, in a transversal and dynamic manner, to analyze and understand the individual and collective processes involved in the tumor resistance and dormancy. It has also the ambition to be a major actor to promote and improve the psycho-social and clinical support, the emotional adjustment and the quality of life of patients suffering from cancer and their relatives. A particular attention is also focused on the post-treatment monitoring phase and the reintegration of patients into the community.
The promotion of HSS projects in Cancer research is strongly supported by ONCOLille in partnership with the INCa at the national level, the Cancéropôle Nord-Ouest at the inter-regional level, the Hauts-de France regional council and at the local level, the University of Lille and the other research organizations (CNRS and INSERM).
This Program is associated with the two other research program to explore the individual and collectives processes implicated in the tumor resistance and dormancy phenomenon.
Four themes are particularly investigated:
Psychology, cognitive and affective sciences, economical sciences, Communication sciences, applied mathematics, demography, ethics