Frédéric Méry (EPCC) co-autored research on the behavior of cancerous drosophila. He collaborated with a team from Montpellier, one in Gif-sur-Yvette and with researchers in Spain and in Australia. Together they reported that the cancerous flies showed less symptoms of their desease when they are part of a group of other cancerous flies as compared to cancerous flies part of a group of healthy flies or when they are isolated. It is still impossible to draw conclusions for human beings.
F. Méry was invited by the radio broadcast “La une de la science” on France Inter the 09/06/2018 for this work. The Figaro magazine (09/14/2018) wrote an article about these results.