The Agora room at CosmoCaixa hosted on September 14th the award ceremony and public presentation of the grant of nearly 5 million awarded by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) to cancer research projects in Catalonia .

The AECC gives 2 million to the group of hereditary cancer of the ICO-IDIBELL led by Dr. Gabriel Capellà, in a public ceremony at CosmoCaixa

Among these grants, there are 1.2 million granted to the project IDIBELL hereditary cancer: towards an accurate estimate of risk. It is an ambitious investigation led by Dr. Gabriel Capella, which includes the areas of algorithms diagnostic, evaluation of new markers, the identification of new genes and adherence to screening measures.

Participated on behalf of Bellvitge University Hospital the  groups of Dr. Jorge Ponce of the Breast Cancer Functional Unit, and of Dr. Sebastiano Biondo, of the Functional Unit of Colorectal Cancer.

The event was chaired by the president of the AECC, Ms. Isabel Oriol Diaz de Bustamante, and the Secretary for Strategy and Coordination Department of Health, Mr. Miguel Gomez..

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