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Sergi Ferrer-Salat, president of the Board of Trustees of the Ferrer Research Foundation, highlighted that the work done by IRB Barcelona scientist, Manuel Serrano, is helping to further our understanding of the relation between ageing and cancer and identify approaches to manipulate this relation to our advantage.
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 jury highlights the relevance of his findings for the cancer research field.
Font-Burgada has been Assistant Professor in the Cancer Biology Program at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia since 2017.
The Ferrer Research Foundation acknowledges the various perspectives of his research into cancer and aging.
“It is a great honour and it strengthens my commitment to continuing my research with the highest standards,” says the IRB Barcelona group leader.
Eight IRB Barcelona group leaders are currently members of the European Molecular Biology Organization.