Cancer is a worldwide health problem. Last year Spain registered 277,234 cancer diagnoses and this figure is growing. In Catalonia alone, 37,200 new cases were diagnosed last year and this figure is expected to reach 39,000 cases in 2025. This is why, today, on the occasion of World Cancer Day, we are joining the campaign “I am and I will” to showcase our commitment to the fight against this disease.
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) was founded 15 years ago with the mission to further research into cancer. Today its 450-strong community share a common goal: to contribute to the advance of biomedical sciences and improve quality of life by ensuring that breakthroughs reach society.