9th conference of the
International Society for the study of Fatty Acids and
Lipids has as a major theme "Lipids and their impact on
Philippe Bougnoux, MD
is a medical oncologist, specialized in breast and gynaecologic cancers. He
performed his trainings in medicine in Tours and in immunology at the
Pasteur Institute in Paris. After a 3 years post-doctoral staying as a
Fogarty fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, he
became professor of cancer biology at the university of Tours, and chief
of the cancer outpatient unit at the university cancer centre Henry S.
Kaplan. He is also heading the Inserm research Unit 921 « Nutrition,
growth and Cancer » and coordinates a consortium of research units in
chemistry and biology on marine-derived anticancer agents within the
canceropôle of the western part of France.
research interests are to understand how diet and lipid nutrients
influence the molecular alterations which result in malignant tumors and
how they integrate to delay breast cancer occurrence or individual
response to anticancer agents. He does translational research in the
field of dietary lipids in relation to breast cancer prevention and
treatment. He is currently carrying out clinical trials of dietary
intervention with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids to enhance the
sensitivity of tumors to radiation or chemotherapy.