Immunotherapy is gaining ground in the fight against cancer. The tumour has a strategy to evade detection by the immune system, thus allowing it to spread throughout the body. Science has discovered this therapy and is working on overcoming this evasion strategy. In this regard, La República has published an interview with Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona.
The Heraldo newspaper has published an article about the role of immunotherapy to rearm patients’ defences and contribute to the fight against cancer. In the article, the authors mention the work of Eduard Batlle, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, on the effectiveness that enhances immune system function in colon cancer.
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El Periódico newspaper has published an article about “Pint of Science”, a science festival that took place on Monday at the same time and in different bars around the city of Barcelona. It also included a picture of the presentation given by Gemma Turon, PhD student with the Colorectal Cancer lab at IRB Barcelona.
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The IRB Barcelona scientist and head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab has been awarded the Olof Palme Medal in recognition of his recent discovery regarding the treatment of advanced-stage colon tumors with immunotherapy.
The website SelectScience has published an article about research headed by Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, on the effectiveness of treatments that enhance immune system function in colon cancer.
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The newspaper El País has published an article about a scientific study that reveals that immunotherapy with antibodies prevents cancer from evading natural killer cells. The article includes statements by Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, as an external expert.
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High-ranking figures from the business and innovation sectors attended an event organised by IRB Barcelona and ESADE with the aim to highlight the importance of uniting all sectors of society against metastasis.
Advances in research into the immunological evasion, metabolism and latency of metastatic cancer cells allow the identification of potential targets to test therapies.
IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation invite 20 renowned international scientists working in the field of cancer metastasis to a gathering in Barcelona.
After the scientific conference, IRB Barcelona and ESADE have organised a debate on how to translate scientific research to society.
Postdoc Daniele Tauriello (Oss, Netherlands; 1981) is the first author of a recent scientific breakthrough at IRB Barcelona: the key role of TGFβ in hiding colorectal tumours from the immune system. In this interview he tells us about the work behind this study, led by Eduard Batlle and done in collaboration with Antoni Riera’s lab and Camille Stephan-Otto Attolini’s unit, that has just been published in Nature.
The road to this discovery has been long and hard at times. It has taken more than four years for the team to generate the right mouse models, performing more than 15 generations of crossings, adding mutations one by one to achieve models with very aggressive (and...
TV3, RTVE, Rac1, La Vanguardia, and Ara, among other important media, have published articles about research led by Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, on the effectiveness of treatments that enhance immune system function in colon cancer.
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