Results about: metastasis

Salvador Aznar Benitah receives an award for his research on cancer

The VI National 'Doctores Diz Pintado' Cancer Research Prize acknowledges his work and scientific career.

Tumour cells are dependent on fat to start metastasis

A study at IRB Barcelona has identified the cells responsible for initiating and promoting metastasis in several types of human tumours.

Their results show that the protein CD36, which absorbs fat from the cell membrane, is an essential factor that determines whether tumour cells become metastatic.

In the absence of CD36, the human tumours analysed did not develop metastasis. In addition, the inhibition of this protein also dramatically reduced the size of existing metastases.

Mice given a high-fat diet developed the most aggressive metastases. The study reports that the metastatic process is enhanced by fat intake.

IRB Barcelona will co-develop antibodies against CD36 with the potential to treat patients.

7th "Vi per Vida" wine tasting in support of cancer and metastasis research

On 26 November, the "Vi per Vida" charity organisation run by sommelier Xavi Ayala is holding a wine-tasting event for 400 people in Calella.

The proceeds of the event will go to IRB Barcelona, where advanced projects are being developed on metastasis, which causes 90% of deaths by cancer.

Developmental biology offers the key to finding solutions for paediatric cancer, metastasis, and regeneration

From today and until Wednesday, 150 scientists from around the world will debate plasticity and cell migration in the new gathering in the Barcelona Biomed Conference Series, organised by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation.

The 28th conference in this series brings together biologists devoted to the study of development in animal models, specialists in cancer, and paediatricians.