- Campus Can Ruti, Research

Julia García Prado, new IGTP Scientific Director

Dr. García Prado, leader of the Viral Immune Evasion and Vacciones (VIRIEVAC) at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute will combine the new position with the leadership of her group, focused on the design of new strategies against HIV. Manel Puig, General Director of the IGTP, has presented the new organizational chart during the presentation of the Research Agenda 2018, together with the new challenges for the coming years.

- Research

The IGTP leads the biological and pathological studies in an international clinical trial focused on child and adolescent liver tumours

It is the first and largest international clinical trial ever in this type of patients. IGTP researchers coordinate what is going to be a unique collection in Europe of biological samples for this segment of patients, and will lead the posterior studies. Liver cancer in children is classified as a rare diseases and, in Spain, 15 cases are diagnoses every year.

- Research

Germans Trias surgeons devise Rutilight® to improve illumination during operations.

The spin-off company Swan Medical SL, of which the IGTP is a shareholder, is responsible for production and distribution of the product, baptised Rutilight®, that can be adapted to all current surgical instruments to provide a spotlight on the operating area. The new device eliminates shadows in the operating area and illuminates places that are difficult to access. The tool has been invented by surgeons for surgeons

- Campus Can Ruti

A trial in advanced colorectal cancer opens the door to a future blood test to predict the most efficient treatment for reducing metastasis

The study, published in 'Annals of Oncology' aimed to demonstrate that choosing the treatment regime based on genetic variants could improve the prognosis of patients with advanced colorectal cancer. Although this primary objective was not achieved, the trial did show that a blood test can be used to predict the most efficient treatment to reduce metastasis.

- Institutional

La 6a edició del programa Talents lliura les beques d’enguany i estrena ajuts per a la intensificació de recerca

Aquest dimecres dia 29 s'han lliurat els ajuts del Programa Talents de la Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera i l'Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol. La 6a edició del programa premia 9 professionals de l'hospital Germans Trias i 4 d'Atenció Primària per fer recerca a l'IGTP i, a més, s'amplia amb les beques Germans Trias Sapiens, per a la intensificació de recerca a professionals de l'Hospital.