Researchers from the Innate Immunity group at the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) have developed a new immunotherapy based on a monoclonal antibody directed against tumour macrophages. The results obtained lay the foundations for a new treatment for patients with lung cancer, with the potential to be applied to other solid tumours. The study has been published in the journal eBioMedicine.
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A project that develops a new immunotherapy based on a monoclonal antibody to treat cancer is one of the three initiatives chosen by CaixaResearch Consolidate
A project that develops a monoclonal antibody for cancer treatment, led by the Innate Immunity Research Group at the IGTP, is one of the three selected in the CaixaResearch Consolidate call of “la Caixa” Foundation to cutting-edge innovative biomedical projects.
Researchers from the Experimental Tuberculosis Unit (UTE) led by Dr Cristina Vilaplana, have presented the results of the project COM-COVID, a questionnaire for the public aimed at understanding the effects of the pandemic on society. The COM-COVID is an initiative of the SMA-TB Consortium, led by the UTE and the IGTP, with the collaboration of the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute and the Fight AIDS Foundation. Dr Maria Rosa Sarrias from the Innate Immunity Group and Dr Carol Armengol of the c-LOG research group at the IGTP have also taken part. The results have been sent in a report by email to all the participants of the questionnaire who requested it, and the research article can also be consulted at medRxiv.
The "la Caixa" Foundation has announced the 23 projects selected for the two arms of the CaixaImpulse Programme in this year's call. 20 are projects in the CaixaImpulse Validate call and three of these are led by the IGTP. These initiatives are focussed on resolving big health challenges such as: resistance to cancer treatment; complications in eye surgery and the use of microwaves to detect stent failures in implanted heart disease patients.
The IGTP has organized a morning with the charity Fundació Salut Alta from Badalona that got everybody sticking together! The result of the experiment was 55 balls of coloured slime and a lot of happy faces!
The TV3 La Marató Foundation has published the results of the cancer research supported by Funds from the marathon campaign of 2012. Of the 79 research groups who participated in 42 projects financed by this edition of the programme three are from the IGTP.
The Innate Immunity Group, led by Maria Rosa Sarrias has published two papers on their work on how cancer cells subtly retrain the body's immune system and subvert its natural defences. In this case the group has worked on liver cancer, in conjunction with the Childhood Liver Cancer Group (C-Log), Marga Sala (Hepatology Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, Germans Trias Hospital) and doctors from a large number of hospitals, but they believe the mechanism may be important for the prognosis of many different cancers.
Quatre entitats de Badalona uneixen esforços per portar el "Giving Tuesday" a la ciutat: un dia per donar i per promoure la solidaritat. L’IGTP, a través dels Amics de Can Ruti, és una de les entitats promotores de la iniciativa a Badalona.