U1086 CANCERS ET PREVENTIONS
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Almost 15,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in France each year by improving living conditions and promoting health among the most vulnerable populations. These were the conclusions of a study published in the weekly epidemiological report Bulletin épidémiologique hebdomadaire (BEH), and coordinated by Inserm Unit 1086 “Cancer and Prevention” located in Caen.
A growing statistically significant incidence rate among socially deprived populations was observed for stomach cancer, liver cancer, cancer of the lips-mouth-pharynx, and lung cancer in both genders, as well as for laryngeal cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and bladder cancer in males, and cervical cancer in females.
A Swiss-French team that includes UNIGE scientists has discovered how to trigger apoptosis in leukaemia cells by disrupting their energy maintenance mechanism..