Who's Who

Jean-Damien Combes

Postdoctoral Fellow

Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group



Academic Degrees

2010MDPublic HealthUniversity of LyonLyonFrance
2008MScBiostatisticsUniversity of LyonLyonFrance
2003BASociologyUniversity of MontpellierMontpellierFrance
1999State DiplomaPhysical TherapyUniversity of MontpellierMontpellierFrance

Current Research Projects

  • Study of human Papillomavirus and precancerous Lesions In the Tonsil: from healthy tissue to cancer (Acronym : SPLIT)
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Infections and precancerous lesions of the gallbladder (Acronym : ICE-Bile)
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Improving cervical cancer prevention through human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical screening (Bhutan / Rwanda)
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Improving HPV-based methods of cervical cancer prevention: a multi centre study in high and low-resource settings (Ph.D. thesis)
    IARC (Co-partner)

Selected Publications

Labidi-Galy SI, Treilleux I, Goddard-Leon S, Combes JD, Blay JY, Ray-Coquard I, Caux C and Bendriss-Vermare N. (2012) Plasmacytoid dendritic cells infiltrating ovarian cancer are associated with poor prognosis. OncoImmunology 1:3 : 1-3

Labidi-Galy SI, Sisirak V, Meeus P, Gobert M, Treilleux I, Bajard A, Combes JD, Faget J, Mithieux F, Cassignol A, Tredan O, Durand I, Ménétrier-Caux C, Caux C, Blay JY, Ray-Coquard I, Bendriss-Vermare N. (2011) Quantitative and Functional Alterations of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells Contribute to Immune Tolerance in Ovarian Cancer. Cancer Res 71 : 5423-5434

Combes JD, Grelier G, Laversanne M, Voirin N, Chabaud S, Ecochard R, Lasset C, Moyret-Lalle C. (2009) Contribution of cell culture, RNA extraction, and reverse transcription to the measurement error in quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction-based gene expression quantification. Anal Biochem 393 : 29-35

Labidi SI, Mrad K, Mezlini A, Ouarda MA, Combes JD, Ben Abdallah M, Ben Romdhane K, Viens P, Ben Ayed F. (2008) Inflammatory breast cancer in Tunisia in the era of multimodality therapy. Ann Oncol 19 : 473-480

Prizes, Honours

Fondation LĂ©on Bouchut prize, Lyon, France, 2010
Laureate of « Médaille d’Or de l’internat de médecine des Hospices Civils de Lyon », Lyon, France, 2010