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MCC-Spain analyzes data cancers studied during the past six year

Friday, November 29th, 2013

MCC-Spain analyzes data cancers studied during the past six year

On 25 and 26 November CREAL, in collaboration with the Institute of Health Carlos III, organized the sixth annual meeting of all research centers involved in the research project MCC -Spain, studying the causes of various cancers ( colorectal , breast, stomach , prostate and chronic lymphocytic leukemia). This year a total of 50 researchers from 17 CIBERESP centers (Epidemiology and Public Health) met at the National School of Health of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III.

These group meetings in which scientific data from approximately 6,000 cases of cancers that until today have been collected and over 4,000 population controls are organized. All these data are from actual cases of cancers of almost all the regions of Spain: Catalonia, Madrid, Navarre, the Basque Country, Castilla y León, Asturias, Murcia, Andalusia, Cantabria and Valencia.

Genetic, clinical and molecular, methodology, water, nutrition and physical activity, snuff, employment, social inequality, family history, hormonal factors and endocrine disruption, infections, medications: During the conference presentations preliminary results of the different working groups were made and metals.

Moreover, Dr. Anna González Neira, from National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), gave a key lecture on genetic epidemiology of breast cancer.

We should add that the MCC-Spain study is coordinated by Dr. Manolis Kogevinas, CREAL codirector, an ISGlobal alliance research centre, and Dr. Marina Pollán, Chief of Cancer Epidemiology (Instituto de Salud Carlos III).


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