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The MCC-Spain project meets to pool the results of cancer in Spain

Monday, October 8th, 2012

The MCC-Spain project meets to pool the results of cancer in Spain

The CREAL, with the collaboration of the University of Granada, organizes this 8 and 9 October the annual meeting of all research centers participating in the research project MCC-Spain, studying the causes of various cancers (colorectal, breast, stomach, prostate and chronic lymphocytic leukemia). This year will be held at the Carmen de la Victoria, units belonging to the University of Granada, and will meet a total of 45 researchers from 17 centers CIBERESP (Epidemiology and Public Health).

This year will be the fifth scientific group meetings to be organized in the data of the approximately 6,000 cases of cancers that until today have been collected as well as over 3,800 population controls. These data come from almost all regions of Spain: Catalonia, Madrid, Navarra, País Vasco, Castilla y León, Asturias, Murcia, Andalusia, Cantabria and Valencia.

Moreover, Dr. Roel Vermeulen, researcher from the Risk Assessment Sciences, IRAS (Utrecht University), and Dr. Elena Castro, researcher from the Institute of Cancer Research (UK), will offer two key lectures on molecular cancer epidemiology and the concept of exposoma and prostate cancer gene, respectively.

It should be added that the MCC-Spain study is coordinated by Dr. Manolis Kogevinas, CREAL co-director, and Dr. Marina Pollán, Chief of Cancer Epidemiology (Instituto de Salud Carlos).


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