Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes

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The theme "Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes" covers two fundamental lines of research detailed here

The aim of the "Hormones and Metabolism" line of research is to better understand the causes and consequences of obesity, diabetes mellitus, and other endocrine diseases with an impact on metabolism, and to identify new therapeutic targets, test new treatments and improve patient care.

The "Cancer and Metabolism" line of research focuses on the mechanisms of metabolic plasticity of tumors to identify innovative therapeutic targets to fight cancer, and addresses the mechanisms that lead to cachexia (a loss of muscle mass) and increases mortality in cancer patients.