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Massagué finds the key to preventing cancer metastasis



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The newspaper “Arahas published an article on the most recent discovery made by Joan Massagué, director of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and one of the founders of IRB Barcelona. He has revealed how cells that cause metastasis can remain hidden for a long time, thus eluding the immune system before reactivating.

In addition, the TV3 newscast team has sought Roger Gomis’ comments, a leading expert on metastasis. An ICREA researcher and the leader of the Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis group at IRB Barcelona, Gomis completed part of his scientific training in Joan Massagué’s research team.

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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).