The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) operates under the joint authority of the French Ministries of Health and Research. INSERM is the only public research organization in France entirely dedicated to human health, from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. Its objective is to promote the health for all by advancing knowledge about life and disease, treatment innovation, and public health research.
The “Cancer and Radiation” team is devoted to the investigation of health effects of radiation exposures, particularly from therapeutic medical procedures. This team is located on the Gustave Roussy Cancer Centre campus, which facilitates the setting-up of translational research projects involving the departments of radiation oncology, paediatric oncology and medical physics. The Clinical Epidemiology and Economic evaluation applied to Vulnerable populations (ECEVE) unit is another multidisciplinary INSERM research unit aimed at optimising practices and care for vulnerable populations, in particular paediatric patients.
INSERM is co-leader of WP2 devoted to the implementation of a pan-European registry of paediatric cancer patients treated with modern techniques.