In 2018, 40,000 new cases of cancer were recorded in France, where this disease is the leading cause of death. Within the Institut Pasteur, more than 50 interdisciplinary teams are working on the subject. For the 2020 Pasteurdon (the Institut Pasteur’s public fundraising campaign), a podcast in French has been recorded. Two Pasteurian researchers, Sandrine Etienne-Manneville and Ludovic Deriano, are looking back at the definition of cancer, the challenges of research on the subject, screening and treatment options.
Left to right:
- Ludovic Deriano, head of the Genome Integrity, immunity and cancer unit, at the Institut Pasteur.
- Sandrine Etienne-Manneville, head of the Cell Polarity, Migration and Cancer unit, at the Institut Pasteur.
- Mathieu Vidard, presenter of "La Terre au carré" on France Inter.
Credit : Institut Pasteur / Alban Orsini
This study is part of the Cancer Initiative of the Institut Pasteur's strategic plan for 2019-2023.