Research Groups

Developmental cancer

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Coordinators of the group

  • Jaume Mora Graupera

VIEW INVESTIGACION SPHERE: Molecular and cellular biology of developmental tumours

The group is dedicated to clinical, translational and basic research on developmental tumours. The main goals are: 1) to develop all the molecular and cellular biology techniques necessary for the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of developmental tumour patients, and 2) to conduct research addressed to improving the diagnostic, prognostic and treatment processes of such patients.

Molecular prognosis markets in childhood solid tumours: neuroblastoma

Research area coordinators

  • Cinzia Lavarino

Development of molecular biomarkers allowing precise objective classification of neuroblastic tumours with differing clinical behaviour. Identification of treatment response markers; study of chemoresistance mechanisms in neuroblastoma; characterization of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms involved in tumorigenesis of neuroblastoma and study of modulation mechanisms of gene expression.