IGTP researchers engage in World Cancer Research Day with talks and workshops

- Amics de Can Ruti, Campus Can Ruti, Conferences
  • In collaboration with the Badalona City Council, a series of events and talks organised to mark the 40th anniversary of the Germans Trias Hospital will deal with topics related to science and health.
  • The event on Sunday at the Badalona Museum is organised by Amics de Can Ruti and will feature researchers from the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) and the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO).

This Sunday, 24 September, from 10 am, talks and workshops tailored for families will take place at the Badalona Museum to commemorate World Cancer Research Day.

The event, organised by Amics de Can Ruti, will provide insights into cancer, its causes, the importance of research, and an overview of the work being done at the Can Ruti Campus. Four researchers from the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) and the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), actively involved in cancer research programmes such as CARE or ProCURE, will present these insights:

The event also includes two discussions on clinical and research aspects of colorectal cancer and melanoma, complemented by interactive game workshops and experiments for all ages.

This occasion is the first in a series of science and health outreach events, which the Hospital will host in various municipal spaces in Badalona - like civic centres - in partnership with Badalona City Council. These events will take place throughout autumn and winter, concluding in the spring, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for Germans Trias.

On Tuesday: A discovery of planet Mars at the Hospital

Parallel to this public-focused series, the Hospital is organising events targeted at a more specialised audience in the science and health sectors.

An example will occur next Tuesday at 3 pm when the hospital auditorium hosts a special session to present the results of the Hypatia I mission. This mission, led by Catalan female researchers, journeyed to the Mars Research Desert Station (MDRS) in April, a station that simulates life on the red planet.

The open and free session (reservations required here) will share key findings from this exceptional mission, aimed at inspiring future generations, particularly young girls interested in pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines.

In addition to a concluding statement by Yasmina Martos, a physicist and scientific assistant at NASA, the session will highlight results from the Hospital's Pneumology Service and Sleep Unit's support for the mission: a study on the crew's circadian rhythms.

The Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera, Fundació Banc Sabadell, and the Government of Catalonia were among the collaborators of the mission, which conducted research in fields of astronomy, space biology and medicine, engineering, and public outreach.