AMU, IPC, CRCM
Together, we pursue a simple goal: to better understand the alterations of energetic metabolism in pancreatic cancer cells
Marseille Immunopole is already a reality in our Cellular Stress laboratory directed by Dr Juan IOVANNA at the CRCM, where we conduct translational research programs in partnership with the medical teams of the IPC and APHM. Together, we pursue a simple goal: to better understand the alterations of energetic metabolism in pancreatic cancer cells and to set up preclinical trials in new adjuvant therapeutic strategies targeting this process and so overcome resistance to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a cancer that resists any therapeutic strategy. Despite advancing knowledge in the pathophysiology of PDAC, several unknown factors hinder the development of new clinical protocols. It is therefore urgent to unite against this threat to patients by combining expertise and approaches to better understand how this cancer works. For this reason, we are interested in the study of the metabolism of these tumors which in growth stage are able to make important metabolic changes by drawing on particularly mitochondria, primary producers of energy to satisfy their high requirements in energy and in biomass.
The novel idea to target the “boilers” of the cells implicated in the survival of cancer cells, in order to break their resistance to chemotherapies, is today our contribution to improving clinical protocols favorable to enhancing patient outcomes.#recherche
“Our immunotherapy antibodies are positioned at the crossroads of two immunology fields with high potential: the g9d2 T cells and a novel superfamily of immunomodulators, butyrophilins”
MI both accelerates research and development in immuno-oncology and offers cancer patients more options in terms of diagnostics and treatments, as well as more innovative clinical trials.
AMU, Gustave Roussy, The Pioneer Project
The laboratory's mission therefore reflects that of the Marseille Immunopôle: to lead the development of these innovations, from the initial discovery to the proof of concept in clinical setting.
Unique cluster in the world exclusively dedicated to basic and applied immunology, MI results from an efficient territorial game between research, industry, and the institutional stakeholders in economy and innovation.
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