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Thursday December 10th, 2015

Dr. Leticia Moreira awarded with the Ramon Margalef UB Prize to the best article published in a scientific journal

Dr. Leticia Moreira, specialist at the Gastroenterology Department at Hospital Clinic and researcher at the Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Oncology  IDIBAPS team led by Dr. Antoni Castells, won the Ramon Margalef Prize awarded by the Social Council of the UB to the best article published in a scientific journal. Her research is focused on identifying Lynch syndrome -the most common hereditary form of colorectal cancer- in patients suffering from this disease and was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The capability to better detect when the disease has a hereditary origin allows a more effective prevention in the patients’ relatives. The method proposed in the article has been applied to almost 2,000 colorectal cancer patients at Hospital Clínic, and has allowed diagnosing thirty-eight families with the syndrome, which will follow from now on the necessary preventive controls.

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Monday September 28th, 2015

A study defines the risk of colon cancer in patients with serrated polyposis

A study led by researchers from Hospital Clínic and IDIBAPS defines more precisely the risk of developing colon cancer in patients with serrated polyposis, a syndrome in which colorectal polyps have a characteristic gear morphology. In a study published in the journal Gut, researchers have confirmed that this syndrome predisposes to colon cancer but with a lower risk than the previously published. Dr. Francesc Balaguer, head of the High Risk Colorectal Cancer Unit at Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and researcher at the Gastrointestinal and pancreatic oncology IDIBAPS team, has coordinated this study. The first author of the paper is Dr. Sabela Carballal, specialist at the Gastroenterology Department at Hospital Clinic.

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Friday January 18th, 2013

Dr. Augusto Villanueva and Dr. Francesc Balaguer awarded Rising Stars by United European Gastroenterology (UEG) National Societies

Every year the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) National Societies Committee and the Scientific Committee jointly select up to 10 emerging clinical scientists. In the 2013 edition of the Rising Star awards two IDIBAPS investigators are among the winners: Dr. Augusto Villanueva, from the IDIBAPS Hepatocellular Carcinoma Translational Research Lab (BCLC group), and Dr. Francesc Balaguer, from the IDIBAPS Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Oncology team.

The awarded researchers are young and highly qualified professionals from around Europe with a relevant international-quality research. This initiative provides a durable platform for young researchers so that they can give state-of-the-art lectures and chair scientific sessions at UEG Week. The next one will take place on October 12-16, in Berlin.

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