Results about: tumour

Internal mechanism found to be responsible for the limitless growth potential of epithelial tumours

Researchers at IRB Barcelona reveal the capacity of epithelial-derived tumours to grow in the absence of a microenvironment.

Featured on the cover of the journal Proceedings of the National Academic of Sciences (PNAS), the study identifies the cell types and molecular mechanism involved in tumour initiation and growth.

The results of this study contribute to our understanding of the internal mechanisms of the tumour, which may provide a therapeutic target.

Europe gives a boost to Supek’s research in cancer genomics

ERC Starting Grants support young talented researchers over 5 years.

The IRB Barcelona group leader will focus on the genomes of hypermutated tumours to detect cancer vulnerabilities.

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.