Results about: colon cancer

Exploring new frontiers in colorectal cancer research

ICREA research professor Eduard Batlle is featured in the “Meet Our Scientists” video entitled “Deconstructing colon cancer”.

The video presents IRB Barcelona's Colorectal Cancer Laboratory research, which is devoted to understanding the behaviour of colon tumours and propose new cures for patients.

The intestine has a reservoir of stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy

These comprise a small group of passive stem cells—quiescent—that are activated when needed and have the capacity to produce any kind of intestinal cell.

Quiescent cells are relevant for tissue regeneration and for their participation in tumour development.

“My objective? To generate new knowledge, reach the limits, and fight against uncertainty and frustration”

After eight years, Francisco Barriga is ready for a new stage in his scientific career. He says that IRB Barcelona “shaped” him as a scientist and that he “learnt to ask the right scientific questions.” But he also got involved in many outreach activities. “Over the years, I have never met anyone who did not find what we do interesting. We just need to find the right way to talk about it,” he says. 

IRB Barcelona scientist Eduard Batlle wins the 2016 Carmen and Severo Ochoa Prize

He is awarded this prize for his work on colon cancer

This prestigious prize is given in recognition of molecular biology research performed by scientists working in Spain