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A new model for cancer research in France


The new French National Cancer Institute is unique in Europe in that it associates all aspects of cancer care, research and patient advocacy in one single umbrella body. It brings together all sectors of the cancer field in a patient-centred, multidisciplinary approach to the disease. By facilitating national, European and international collaborations, it aims to attack the disease with a strong and united front.

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Figure 1: The seven canceropoles.
Figure 2: The French National Cancer Institute — a flagship for cancer research.
Figure 3: The geographic distribution of cancer in France closely matches the general distribution of standardized mortality rates.


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Khayat, D., Kerr, D. A new model for cancer research in France. Nat Rev Cancer 6, 645–651 (2006).

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