IDIBAPS researchers have identified the first epi-driver in liver cancer, a type of epigenetic alteration in the IGF2 gene that causes tumors to grow. In the study, published in the Gastroenterology journal, they have found that this alteration occurs in 15% of tumors and that a monoclonal antibody can effectively block it and slow tumor progression in animal models. Dr. Josep M. Llovet, ICREA Professor, Head of the Translational research in hepatic oncology IDIBAPS group and Director of the Mount Sinai Liver Cancer Program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York), has coordinated this study. The first authors of the article are Iris Martínez-Quetglas and Roser Pinyol, researchers at the same team.
Hospital Clínic, in collaboration with the School of Nursing Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Barcelona (UB), is hosting the conference Implementation of Dedicated Educational Units in Europe (IDEUS-eu), which take place between now and September 30th. This meeting aims to respond to one of the main challenges faced by the nursing: achieve the necessary autonomy in order to start in their profession. In fact, it is a shared challenge between the student and the trainer, which adds the teacher’s role in their healthcare practice. Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Alvar Agustí, has been elected president of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disesase (GOLD) a global consensus about the strategy for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Dr. Agustí is Director of the Institute Clínic Respiratory at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Head of the Inflammation and repair in respiratory illnesses IDIBAPS team, member of the Networked Biomedical Research Center for Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES) and president and founder of the Barcelona Respiratory Network (BRN).
Hospital Clínic has received 50,000 euros to be allocated to cancer research by Ms. Núria Klimek. Thanks to this donation, the IDIBAPS research team Translational Genomics and targeted therapies in solid tumors, led by Dr. Aleix Prat, Chief of the Oncology Department at Clínic, will be strengthen.
Dr. Josep Brugada has been awarded the title of doctor honoris causa by the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (Argentina) in recognition of his medical and research career. Dr. Brugada is cardiologist at the Hospital Clínic and head of the research team of the IDIBAPS “Arrhythmias, Resynchronization and cardiac imaging “.
Mari Carmen Paredes and Lorenzo Sánchez, of the Emergency Department, take part in Rio Paralympic Games
The athlete and former Clinic worker, Mari Carmen Paredes, has participated in the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games. She has competed in the 1500 meters and the marathon, which took place on 10 and 18 September, in the category of “visual impairment”. The husband of the athlete, a Clínic employee, Lorenzo Sanchez, has attended the Games as a guide to his wife.