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4 Feb 19

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La Vanguardia has published an opinion article by Roger Gomis, head of the Control of Growth and Cancer Metastasis lab at IRB Barcelona, in the framework of the World Cancer Day. In the article, the researcher gives information about the latest report from the AECC, ASEICA and the la Caixa Foundation. "In recent decades, joint action in prevention, diagnosis, surgery and new therapies has had a notable impact on patient survival, increasing from 20% to 55% today. This effect is always attributable to innovation and research seeking to transform and adapt treatments to the needs of each patient," says Gomis.

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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).