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The “Preguntas Big Van” section of the newspaper La Vanguardia interviewed Eduard Batlle, ICREA researcher and head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, about his collaboration with the Centro de Análisis Genómico regarding the study of colorectal tumour samples using the new unicellular analysis method. “This technique allows us to see what is happening inside the tumour at a level of detail that was unimaginable 5 years ago,” says Batlle. His objective is “to develop efficient therapies for patients with advanced colorectal cancer, which may also be useful for treating the metastasis of other types of tumour,” explains the researcher.


Link to: La Vanguardia

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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).