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Immunotherapy paves the way beyond cancer

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27 Nov 19

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The newspapers El País and ABC, among other media, have echoed on the last Barcelona Biomed Conference, called “Immunotherapy beyond cancer. A cure for age-related diseases”which was held from 18 to 20 November.  “Immunotherapy is still very experimental, but we believe that in the future it could be beneficial for the treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and pulmonary and renal fibrosis,” says Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona and co-organiser of the conference together with the scientist Guido Kroemer, from the Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers (Paris). As in previous events, this conference was organised by IRB Barcelona with the support of the BBVA Foundation.

 

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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).