Health Challenges of the Future


1min | News

This film introduces 4 new research projects granted by the AXA Research Fund to help find a solution to some of today's biggest areas of health concern.

While modern medicine & lifestyle changes have drastically benefited our lives in recent decades, they are also partly responsible for the emergence of new health challenges such as obesity, our resistance to antibiotics & a considerable increase in cancers. At AXA we believe that reversing these negative health trends is a priority. So, how should we address these new challenges?

To answer this question the AXA Research Fund has granted 4 new research projects in 2016, with a total commitment of almost €400K, specifically:

  • Dr Chen's research aims to improve lung cancer treatment using state of the art imaging technology
  • Dr Coppola's research aims at better ways to cure pancreatic cancer through earlier diagnosis
  • Dr Petrelli is paving the way for the development of new non-invasive treatments for type 2 diabetes that rely on our immune system
  • Dr Maculins aims to help fight bacterial infection through better understanding of how bacteria hijack the host's inflammatory response

Your well-being and future rely on the power of research. The AXA Research Fund is dedicated to promoting discoveries that help us understand and better prepare against environmental, life and socio-economic risks.