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Breast cancer under scrutiny

18 Sep 18




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The newspaper “La Opinión de Zamora” has published an article devoted to breast cancer, one of the tumours most widely diagnosed in women in Spain and one of the most lethal.

The newspaper is organising a conference on breast cancer on 18 October, to which Angel R. Nebreda, ICREA researcher at IRBBarcelona, has been invited. The scientist will explain the breakthroughs achieved in basic research that can contribute to personalised treatments. Recently, Nebreda’s lab published a paper in the journal Cancer Cell reporting on a mechanism that prevents tumour cells from dying and on potential new therapeutic targets to deactivate this mechanism.

Read the online article in La Opinion de Zamora

About IRB Barcelona

Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).