Top French cancer research institutes in Chicago for 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting attracts top researchers in oncology to McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

On June 3-4, some 40,000 experts from around the world gathered to network and hear the latest innovations in cancer care and discuss international educational and professional development opportunities. This year again, France was well represented at the meeting.

On June 3rd, Consul General Lacroix welcomed at the consulate, Dr. Ned Sharpless, Director of the U.S National Cancer Institute, Dr. Muriel Dahan, Director of the French National Cancer Institute, and Professor Norbert Ifrah, President of the French National Cancer Institute to discuss joint cancer research.

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(L. to r.) Consul General Lacroix, Dr. Muriel Dahan, Director of the French National Cancer Institute, Professor Norbert Ifrah, President of the French National Cancer Institute and Dr. Ned Sharpless, Director of the U.S National Cancer Institute


The French National Cancer Institute (INCa) is the preeminent health and science agency in charge of cancer control in France. Created under the Public Health Act of 9th August 2004, it reports to the ministries for Health and for Research. The Institute is a public interest grouping which brings together State representatives, charities, health insurance funds, research organizations and hospital federations to reduce the incidence of avoidable cancers and the number of cancer deaths, improving the quality of life of people with cancer during and after their illness, and reducing inequalities related to cancer.

The National Cancer Institute, directed by Ned Sharpless is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI leads, conducts, and supports cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer, healthier lives. The NCI has signed memoranda of understanding with foreign governments to solidify ongoing collaborations with foreign scientists and provide a vehicle for short and longer term exchanges of clinicians and scientists engaged in cancer research.

The United States and France are working together for the research against cancer.

On June 4th, Guillaume Lacroix visited the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology at the McCormick Place. He met with French oncologists and researchers from the prestigious Curie Institute. Founded in 1920 the Research Center of the Curie Institute is headquartered in Paris. "The research against cancer is an essential domain of the French excellence and attractiveness," commented Consul General Lacroix.

The Research Center of the Curie Institute is composed of 12 labs in which 86 research team work together, hand in hand. Internationally renowned, the Research Centre welcomes researchers from different backgrounds and different fields: 70 nationalities are represented within their team.

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At the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting at McCormick Place. Consul General Lacroix meets French oncologists and researchers from the Curie Institute and The French National Cancer Institute.


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At the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting at McCormick Place. Consul General Lacroix meets French oncologists and researchers from the Curie Institute and the French National Cancer Institute.

Last modified on 07/06/2018

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