16 February 2019 - 16h48
Yesterday, before taking part in the march organized by the Flavien Foundation, the two ministers went to the Monaco Scientific Center (MSC).
This was a busy International Childhood Cancer Day for a good cause. Yesterday at 6:30pm, while a walk against paediatric cancers was organised by the Flavien Foundation, Patrice Cellario, the Minister of Interior, and Didier Gamerdinger, the Minister of Health and Social Affairs, have also visited the paediatric cancer research group within the MSC department of medical biology’s team “Mécanismes de résistance aux thérapies ciblées”.
First published results
This team has set the challenge to discover less toxic and more effective treatments against the most common paediatric brain cancers, and whose first results have just been published in the scientific review Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Didier Gamerdinger and Patrice Cellario were able to discover this work once welcomed by Professor Denis Allemand, scientific director, as well as by Professor Patrick Rampal. The President of the MSC Board of Directors also recalled that childhood cancers, although rare, are dramatic, without forgetting to mention that the 5-year survival rate has increased from 60 to 80% in 20 years. The two ministers met with Dr. Vincent Picco, MSC researcher, and Dr. Gilles Pagès, INSERM research director and head of the team, as well as their collaborators, before participating in the Flavien Foundation march.
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