Joan Massagué receives the Spanish Association Against Cancer's "V de Vida" award

Joan Massagué (c) IRB Barcelona

Joan Massagué (c) IRB Barcelona

  • <p>Joan Massagué (c) IRB Barcelona</p>
  • <p>AECC award</p>

The award is given by the AECC in recognition of Massagué’s
contributions to understanding cancer metastasis

Researcher Joan Massagué, adjunct director of IRB
Barcelona, receives today the
“V de Vida”
award for science, given by the Spanish
Association Against Cancer (AECC).
Massagué will receive the
prize from the Princess of Asturias Letizia Ortiz in a formal act in Zaragoza, during
which he will deliver a lecture entitled “Myths
and challenges in cancer research.”

The “V de
Vida”
award recognizes Massagué’s discoveries in cancer
metastasis. The AECC brings together patients, families, volunteers and
professionals who work to prevent cancer, raise awareness of it, and comfort
patients, and finances cancer research projects that aim to improve the
diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

In 2008, the AECC awarded a three-year grant to IRB
Barcelona researcher Roger Gomis to fund a project aimed at identifying the
genes involved in the metastasis of breast cancer to the lung. In 2009, IRB
Barcelona’s Colorectal Cancer group led by Eduard Batlle received an AECC
contract grant aimed at promoting the professional careers of new researchers
in Spain
.

More information: AECC website