Check out the news from the PEDIAC program: events, scientific progress, talks, public conferences etc…

A new work on pediatric leukemias

June 14, 2022

A work between the teams of T. Mercher U1170 and I. Plo/H. Raslova U1287 on acute megakaryoblastic leukemia of Down syndrome.

More than 110 participants at the PEDIAC seminar on “Pesticides: exposures, metabolism and toxicology”

May 31, 2022

The scientific webinar on May 31, on the topic of pesticides welcomed over 110 participants! Find out more about the topics that were discussed.

Code Against Cancer

May 31, 2022

IARC scientists including Joachim Schuz, participate at the 1st Executive Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Code against Cancer and are discussing scientific evidence with the goal of launching the Code on World Cancer Day 2023! The more exciting event will be the launch on World cancer day 2023.

Workshop “Pesticides: metabolism and toxicology”

March 22, 2022

Don’t miss the workshop on Tuesday, May 31 from 2 pm to 6 pm, which will focus on pesticides. Register for free to get the connecting link.

Visit of volunteers from the Aïda association to the Gustave Roussy Institute

February 16, 2022

Volunteers from the Aïda association visited the Thomas Mercher’s laboratory (Inserm U1170 Univ, Paris-Saclay, Gustave Roussy) to learn about cancer research. This association of volunteers is committed to young people affected by cancer. They participate in several missions such as helping patients, supporting research and science popularization.

WHO European report on inequalities in childhood cancer

February 15, 2022

On International Childhood Cancer Day, WHO Europe launched the report “Childhood cancer inequalities in the WHO European Region”. This report presents for the first time the evidence on child cancer inequalities in the region.  Joachim Schüz is part of the advisory group that supported this work.

Understand the origins of childhood cancers

February 15, 2022

On International Childhood Cancer Day, IARC presents a video explaining how their researchers are exploring avenues to “time travel” and study the origins of childhood cancers. More children die from childhood cancers than from any other disease. Understanding the causes of these cancers is essential to preventing them and finding cures.

Functional screening in ETO2-GLIS2 pediatric AML

February 10, 2022

Resulting from a collaboration between the teams of Julie Chaumeil (ATIP-Avenir, Institut Cochin), Thomas Mercher and Camille Lobry (Inserm U944, Institut Saint-Louis), this study reveals the importance of a functional module controlled by the ETO2-GLIS2 fusion oncogene, including two receptor tyrosine kinases mediating extracellular signals, in pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia.

The research of Thomas Mercher’s team (Inserm U1170 Univ, Paris-Saclay, Gustave Roussy is supported by the Ligue since 2015.

PEDIAC scientific committee

November 26, 2021

The scientific committee of the PEDIAC programme met for the first time in Paris to discuss the progress of the project. PEDIAC is a consortium of 11 basic research teams and is funded by the French National Cancer Institute. The objective is to understand the causes and origins of cancer development at specific ages.

The challenges of the consortium, discussed in Hospimedia

September 13, 2021

Find out more about the challenges of the consortium in an interview with the scientific coordinator of PEDIAC program, in Hospimedia, an online media on health.

“Septembre en Or”

September 2021

On the occasion of Septembre en Or, the month dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer, discover the advances in pediatric oncology research at the Léon Bérard Center.

ISEH Congress

August 25 – 28, 2021

At the ISEH congress, Thomas Mercher will present approaches to modeling a fusion oncogene in pediatric leukemia.

Symposium on research by the INCa

June 16 – 18, 2021

Several members of PEDIAC participate in a symposium on fundamental research on pediatric cancers.

PEDIAC in the magazine Pharmaceutiques

June 3, 2021

Interview with the scientific coordinator of PEDIAC program in Pharmaceutiques, a professional magazine on overall ecosystem on health.

e-Colloque FAST

March 6, 2021

The PEDIAC program has been presented at the FAST Conference organized by Imagine For Margo.

Discover the PEDIAC teams