The Infections and Cancer units primarily study infection-attributable cancers and their related pathogens.
The Unit of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics (UNIC EMG) aims to increase knowledge of the epidemiological factors of cancers associated with infectious agents (mainly HPV) to further understand the causes and the natural history of these diseases, with a special focus on susceptibility, genetics and the molecular bases. The ultimate goal of the unit is to promote research translatability and to contribute to the development and validation of diagnostic, prognostic and preventive measures.
UNIC EMG is also involved in research projects studying risk factors of lymphomas, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and multiple myeloma. It recently began looking at gynaecological cancers, specifically endometrial and ovarian cancer, to understand the aetiology of these cancers as well as early detection strategies.