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The newspaper ABC has interviewed Eduard Batlle, ICREA researcher and head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, one of the beneficiaries of funding from the ”la Caixa” Foundation in the Health Research category. Batlle’s project seeks to discover how tumour cells modify their environment to evade detection by the immune system, thus allowing the regeneration of the tumour. “We have confirmed that when tumour cells leave the primary tumour they are recognised by the immune system but they then evade surveillance and spread through the organism,” says the scientist.


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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).