Francesc Posas: “We are still novices with respect to our understanding of metastasis, we need more funding”

Francesc Posas, director at IRB Barcelona

Francesc Posas, director at IRB Barcelona


The programme “Els Matins” on TV3 has interviewed Francesc Posas, director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), about the campaign #MetastasisChallenge. Launched yesterday, this fundraising initiative seeks to call society to action in the fight against metastasis. In the interview, Posas said, “investing in research, and finding therapies and treatments has an incredible impact, and this is what has been done and demonstrated until now. We have observed that metastasis is the main cause of death in individuals with cancer. Metastasis describes the process through which cells escape from the primary tumour. They spread and travel around our bodies and then invade other organs, which over the years lose their function, thus leading to death”.

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