Although cancer and aging biology are very closely related, they are often investigated separately. Thus, the IRCAN approach, based on combining the research developed by scientists and physicians on cancer and aging mechanisms, is an innovative concept. The IRCAN therefore is a thematic laboratory aimed at understanding the links between aging and cancer by developing a continuum of research, from basic to applied approaches. Projects carried out at the IRCAN combine multiple disciplines, including biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, basic and medical genetics, epigenetics, genomics, immunology, metabolism, pharmacology, neurology, geriatrics, and oncology, and benefit from the use of a variety of classical as well as emerging biomedical research models  (cell cultures, reconstituted tissues/organoids, budding yeast, corals and sea anemones, fish, rodents) and clinical studies.


Research teams