INSERM/IRCAD’s investigations are focused on colorectal cancer prevention, based on the observation that colorectal cancer is one of the most frequent cancers in France / Germany with 36.000 / 73.000 new cases each year (status: 2004). Dietary factors play a key role in the onset and development of this disease. It is well established that a high intake in fruits and vegetables associated with a low intake in saturated fats have protective effects.
The laboratory has accredited expertise in the domain of colorectal cancer chemoprevention and also has a long standing experience in studying the functional and molecular aspects of colon cancer development. Based on fundamental research achievements, the laboratory investigates chemopreventive and therapeutic strategies to block the promotion and progression of colon cancer. These strategies are tested in preclinical models.
Projet cofinancé par le Fonds Européen de Développement Régional - Programme Interreg IV Rhin Supérieur - "Dépasser les frontières : projet après projet"
Projekt über den Europäischen Fonds für Regionale - Entwicklung gefördert - "Der Oberrhein wächst zusammen: mit jedem Projekt"
Project cofinanced by the European Regional Development Funds - program Interreg IV Upper Rhine: - "Overcome boarders: project after project"