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So far, so close...



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It has been almost three months without being able to have those we love close to us; without being able to feel the hugs that we needed so much and that we so needed to give. Which hugs have you missed the most? If, during these months, they had asked you "Who do you want to always have by your side?", who would you have thought about? 

In the IRB Barcelona community, we have some great stories to tell, like those of the people who are supporting our #MetastasisChallenge and allowing us to move forward together in the fight against cancer and metastasis. That is why today we are giving  faces and voices to those who, in addition to collaborating to our cause, want to tell us their story by answering this question: "Who do you want to always be close by?".

We would like you to meet Anna, Rosa, Assumpta, and Diego and to appreciate why we are so grateful to always have them by our side:


Meet Anna's story.

Know who Rosa wants to always be close by.

Meet Assumpta.

Know Diego's story.


Now that we can, let’s not miss the opportunity to embrace our loved ones and have them always close by. What about you? Who do you want to always have by your side?


About IRB Barcelona

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).