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Primary and secondary brain tumors

World-renowed brain tumour experts gather at the CNIO

Madrid, 16 February, 2017

Brain tumours are going to be the key players at the upcoming CNIO-"La Caixa" Foundation Frontiers Meetings (CFM), which will bring together 130 experts from around the world to address, from a multidisciplinary perspective, all aspects related to this heterogeneous and complex pathology. The meeting will take place from 19 to 22 February in the auditorium of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)."Primary and secondary brain tumours are an unmet clinical need," explains Manuel...

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ASISA Vida y Amigos del CNIO, unidos por la investigación del cáncer

ASISA Vida and 'CNIO Friends’ join forces for cancer research

Madrid, 30 January, 2017

The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has signed a collaboration agreement with ASISA Vida linked to a new product launched by this company. It is an insurance policy for women, which includes specific coverage of gynaecological cancer. Thanks to the awareness the insurance company has for this issue, 5% of the premiums of ASISA Vida Mujer will be donated to the 'CNIO Friends’ initiative to fund cancer research.ASISA Vida has, therefore, become a member of the 'CNIO...

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Excelentes

'Excelentes': A book of portraits on ideas that drive the world

Madrid, 27 January, 2017

Where do the ideas that expand our vision of the world come from? What lies behind discoveries, technological progress, great social change? The answer is: people. People with ideas, with emotions, and with a way of processing reality. However, when a discovery is announced, the intangible spark with which that advance originated is hardly ever mentioned, nor the mental process involved in the minds of those who made it possible. Were there any doubts? What role did perseverance, inspiration,...

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Maria A. Blasco, directora del CNIO

Maria Blasco, Doctor 'honoris causa' by the University of Alicante

Madrid, 26 January, 2017

On Friday 27 January, the University of Alicante shall confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor honoris causa upon Maria A. Blasco, Director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO). She will be the eleventh woman to be conferred this honour by this academic institution in its 37 years of existence.The ceremony will take place at 12:00 in the auditorium of the University and will be chaired by the Rector. The Vice-Rector for Research and Knowledge Transfer, Amparo Navarro, will be...

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La ciencia que hicimos en 2016

The year in summary: The science we did in 2016

Madrid, 30 December, 2016

In 2016, the laboratories of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) generated a great amount of knowledge. The scientific productivity, with a high percentage of papers published in high impact journals, remains high quality. This is reflected in rankings, such as Nature Index or Mapping Scientific Excellence, which placed the CNIO among the top 10 cancer research centres in the world. It is impossible to outline all the studies conducted by our researchers so, therefore, we have...

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Imagen ganadora del Lab Day

The CNIO is celebrating its findings this year rewarding its young researchers

Madrid, 1 December, 2016

The sixth edition of the already traditional Lab Day event of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has been held today, Thursday, 1 December. It is an opportunity to learn about CNIO´s greatest achievements this year, exchange ideas, and, for the youngest, obtain experience in the art of presenting their own work in an attractive and understandable manner. It has also been an occasion to celebrate the recognition of research excellence during the presentation of six...

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Canceromatics-III

World experts present the results of major cancer genome programmes at the CNIO

Madrid, 11 November, 2016

It is clear today that cancer refers to hundreds of diseases, which are as different from one another as the many and varied genetic alterations that cause them. Identifying and classifying the thousands of genetic defects associated with cancer is essential to learn how to treat each patient successfully, because the most effective drugs are those that attack specific alterations. A decade ago, researchers launched major programmes to analyse tumours in tens of thousands of patients. The...

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Marie Sklodowska-Curie

The CNIO is paying tribute to Marie Sklodowska-Curie on the anniversary of her birth

Madrid, 24 October, 2016

The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) is hosting an exhibition titled 'Marie Sklodowska-Curie. A Pole in Paris', which revisits the personal and professional life of one of the key women of the 20th century. The exhibition will open on 7 November - the birth anniversary of this Polish-French scientist - and can be visited until 30 of the same month (advance booking required). This initiative of the CNIO’s Women in Science Office (WISE) is part of our commitment to promoting and...

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Héctor Peinado

The U.S. Department of Defense is funding a line of research at the CNIO

Madrid, 14 October, 2016

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Héctor Peinado, head of the Microenvironment and Metastasis Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), a grant to study neurofibromatosis. His project is among the five selected in the latest round of funding in the DoD programme dedicated to this disease and the only one being conducted outside the United States.The DoD, through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), asserts that the project headed by...

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