The European Research Council awards funding to 10 projects in Catalonia

Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona
Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona

Several media channels have reported on the award of European Research Council funding to various projects being undertaken in Catalonia. Among these projects is that of Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona. His research will focus on the hidden cells of the primary tumour that begin to spread before surgical intervention and that can remain undetectable for months or years until they seed a new tumour.

Batlle will study the distinct mechanisms through which these cells evade the immune system and invade another organ.

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Link to: La Vanguardia