Nearly 25 million people worldwide are living with cancer, eight million dying from this disease each year. World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
To beat cancer, the AXA Research Fund supports 23 basic researchers working on development mechanisms, diagnostics and innovative treatments for different forms for cancer.
In partnership with numerous institutions, such as the CNIO Madrid, Kyoto University and Institut Curie, AXA supports promising and world-class researchers sharing a common focus on cutting-edge lines of research, basic research and popularizing their work to serve all the stakeholders engaged in this public health issue.
Discover the main cancer research projects supported by the AXA Research Fund:
Tracing the very beginning of cancer
Regenerating tissues through nuclear reprogramming
Fighting cancer by starving blood vessels
Professor De Cola
Focusing on the future role of artificial molecules in traitments
Improving the immune system
Fight long distance battles against cancer
Repairing genetic cell defects