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Psychologic stress and cancer

The objective of this ECERI programm is to study the potential links between psychological stress or trauma and cancer, by studying the neuro-endocrine-immune mechanisms that are at stake. This project is launched by oncologists, in collaboration with the Brain Research Institute in Zurich.

Pr Belpomme met Pr Isabelle Mansuy from the Brain Research Institute in Zurich in February 2013 to discuss the conditions of a collaborative research project on "Psychological Stress and Cancer." The project, to be achieved, requires a funding of 50,000 €, with the allocation of a researcher.

The protocol for this project was recently dsicussed during a meeting in Paris. Dr Philippe Irigaray will be the ECERI-ARTAC representative. The study will be activated September 2013.

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    Bohacek, J, Gapp, K, Saab, B.J. and Mansuy I.M. (2013). Transgenerational epigenetic effects on brain functions. Biol. Psych. 73: 313-20. Abstract

    Bohacek, J, and Mansuy I.M. (2013). Epigenetic inheritance of disease and disease risk. Neuropsychopharm. Rev. 38:220-36. Abstract

    Franklin T., Russig, H., Weiss, I.C., Gräff, J., Linder, N., Michalon, A., Vizi, S. and Mansuy I.M. (2010). Non-genomic transmission of the impact of early stress across generations. Biol. Psych. 68:408-15.

    Franklin, T., Saab, B. J. and Mansuy I.M. (2012). The neural mechanisms of stress resilience and vulnerability. Neuron 75, 747-761. Abstract

    Weiss, I.C., Franklin T., Vizi, S. and Mansuy I.M. (2011). Inheritable effect of unpredictable maternal separation on behavioral responses in mice. Frontiers in Behav. Neurosci. 5:1-12. Abstract

    Franklin T., Linder, N., Russig, H., Thöny, B. and Mansuy I.M. (2011). Influence of early stress on social abilities and serotonergic function across generations in mice. PLoSONE. 6:21842. Abstract