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The DNA damage caused by “chemo”




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The newspapers El MundoLa Vanguardia and Diari Ara, the TV station TV3 and the radio stationsCatalunya Ràdio andRAC1, among other media, have echoed on a study by the Biomedical Genommics lab, headed by Núria López, published in Nature Genetics. The study has for the first time determined the genetic mutations caused by various therapies used to treat cancer. “Studying the DNA damage caused by chemotherapies in patients’ cells is the first step towards understanding the relation between these mutations and the long-term side effects of these treatments,” says Oriol Pich, PhD student at IRB Barcelona and first author of the article.





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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).