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First effective treatment in patients with advanced stage liver cancer identified with a biomarker

IDIBAPS participates in a new international project to advance in translational cancer research

Josep M. Llovet participates in the HUNTER (Hepatocellular Carcinoma Expediter Network) project, which is led by the University of Newcastle and granted with 5.6 million euros. Prof Llovet’s group at IDIBAPS has been granted with 1 million euros, this is the only Spanish group that participates in the Accelerator Award. In addition to the IDIBAPS group, 11 international research groups from the United Kingdom and 5 expert groups in hepatocellular carcinoma in Italy participate in this international project. This is the most important private funding ever granted in Europe for liver cancer research. Prof. Josep M Llovet - principal investigator - and Dr. Roser Pinyol - scientific project coordinator, collected the award at the event organized by the AECC in Madrid on September 24th 2018.

IDIBAPS researchers review advances in the treatment of liver cancer at Nature Reviews

Prof Josep M Llovet and Dr Robert Montal IDIBAPS researchers, have published an article in the Journal Nature Reviews of Clinical Oncology in which they review the important advances that have taken place in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The article analyzes the different molecular targets, new therapies and future perspectives in the treatment of this cancer, which accounts for 90% of primary liver tumors.

IDIBAPS hosts the meeting of the HEP-CAR european project on hepatocarcinoma and co-morbidities.


On 13 March, IDIBAPS hosted the annual meeting of the European HEP-CAR consortium. The aim of the project is to identify the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and their role in the different co-morbidities that induce the onset of this type of cancer: the infection by hepatitis B and C viruses, alcohol intake or obesity. 

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EASL 2014

Wednesday, 04/09/2014

London, UK

Heptromic final meeting

Tuesday, 04/08/2014


Prof Josep M Llovet

Project led by: Idibaps

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