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Eduard Batlle awarded the III National "Doctores Diz Pintado" Cancer Research Prize




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On 28 January, in an academic act organized by the University of Salamanca on the occasion of the day of “Saint Thomas of Aquino”, Eduard Batlle, coordinator of the Oncology Programme at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and head of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at the same institute, will be presented the III National “Doctores Diz Pintado” Cancer Research Prize.

Dr. Batlle’s scientific contributions during his career are recognized for their exceptional character, in both visibility and impact. His research group is an international reference in the study of colorectal cancer and the breakthroughs made by his lab have brought about improvements in the treatment and diagnosis of the disease.

The National “Doctores Diz Pintado” Cancer Research Prize, named after the doctors Manuel and Alfonso Diz Pintado, is awarded through the “Fundación de Investigación del Cáncer de la Universidad de la Salamanca (FICUS) – Centro de Investigación del Cáncer (CIC)” with the aim to promote and award the work of young Spanish scientists in oncology research.

About IRB Barcelona

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).