Dr Martine Duterque-Coquillaud is awardee of the Fondation ARC flash call on Cancer & COVID-19. She studies the relationship betweenprostate cancer and Covid-19: the role of androgens in the regulation of TMPRSS2 expression, key protease in SARS-CoV-2 virus infection.
Expected results: assist in establishing a possible link between androgens and Covid-19, in vitro and in vivo, while also helping to anticipate the risk and severity for patients with prostate cancer depending on whether they are or not treated with hormone therapy.
Project impact: at a cognitive level, understand one of the possible roles of androgens in viral infection in men. At a clinical level, optimize the management of prostate cancer patients.