Un buen final para el 2020//A good way to end 2020

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馃ぉ 隆Cerramos el a帽o con una estupenda noticia para @cscmetabolism! 馃帀馃帄

Lo que empez贸 siendo un Trabajo Fin de M谩ster #TFM 馃摀 de nuestra Pilar Espiau, se convirti贸 en un reto para todas: intentar poner en com煤n las diversas clasificaciones del #c谩ncerdep谩ncreas y poder relacionarlo con nuestro 谩mbito, el #metabolismo.


Hemos conseguido relacionar los principales subtipo moleculares de pancer de p谩ncreas con un tipo de metabolismo espec铆fico: as铆 el subtipo m谩s agresivo (mesenquimal/basal) tiene un metabolismo m谩s glicol铆tico y el menos da帽ino produce y almacena l铆pidos. Adem谩s, hemos propuesto una nueva firma metab贸lica que permitir铆a clasificar a los pacientes para mejorar su tratamiento y, en el futuro, impedir el avance de la #enfermedad.


隆隆Feliz navidad a todos!!! 馃巵馃巹

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馃ぉ Great news for @cscmetabolism to end 2020! 馃帀馃帄

What started as Pilar Espiau麓s Msc Thesis, ended up being a challenge for all of us: putting together the diverse #pancreaticcancer classifications and relate them with our field, #cancermetabolism.

He have linked the main molecular subtypes of pancreatic cancer with a specific metabolism mode: the most agressive subtype (mesenchymal/basal) shows a metabolism more glycolytic, while the less harmful subtype produces and stores lipids. In addition, we have proposed a novel metabolic signature that would allow us to classify patients to improve their chances of treatment and, in the future, stop the advance of the #disease.

Merry Christmas to everyone!!! 馃巵馃巹

Premio al grupo emergente destacado del IIS Aragon// Best junior group award from IIS Aragon

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El pasado 11 de diciembre se celebr贸 la Jornada de Investigaci贸n e Innovaci贸n del Instituto de Investigaci贸n Sanitaria Arag贸n (IIS Arag贸n), en la que cada a帽o se entregan las ayudas intramurales del Instituto. Estas ayudas son bolsas de viaje para movilidad internacional a residentes investigadores, para la contrataci贸n de personal facultativo para formarse en investigaci贸n y los premios Rector Manuel L贸pez para los m谩s destacados grupos consolidados, emergentes y asociados.

Imagen de la entrega virtual de las ayudas

Este a帽o nuestro grupo Metabolism and Cancer Stem Cells ha recibido la ayuda Rector Manuel L贸pez al mejor grupo emergente del Instituto, dotada con 15000 euros a destinar en la contrataci贸n de personal en el a帽o 2021. Nos sentimos orgullosas de nuestros logros este a帽o 2020, un a帽o tan raro para todos, que nos han permitido competir por esta ayuda. De hecho, despu茅s de lo que hemos luchado por conseguir el objetivo 贸ptimo de nuestra campa帽a Precipita para alargar el contrato a nuestra predoc Bea, esta ayuda la recibimos como caida del cielo… 隆Las nuevas incorporaciones son un lujo raro para grupos j贸venes como el nuestro, y esperamos con ilusi贸n al nuevo miembro de nuestro equipo!

隆Gracias IIS Arag贸n por apoyar a vuestros investigadores, es un orgullo pertenecer a este Instituto!

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On December 11th it was celebrated the Research and Innovation Session of the Health Research Institute Aragon (IIS Aragon), when the intramural prizes from the Institute are awarded. These awards consist on international travel grants for research interns, grants for recruitment of physicians wishing to undergo research training and the Rector Manuel L贸pez awards for the best consolidated, junior and associated groups.

Image from the virtual award ceremony

This year our group Metabolism and Cancer Stem Cells received the Rector Manuel L贸pez Award to best junior group in the Institute, awarded with 15000 to hire support research personnel during 2021. We feel really proud of our accomplishments in 2020, a really strange year for everyone, allowing us to compete for and win this award. In fact, after all our effots to get to the optimal objective from the Precipita campaing to extend our predoc Bea麓s contract, this award is heaven-sent. New additions to a research group are a luxury for young groups like ours, and we are eager to meet the new member of the team!

Thank you IIS Aragon for supporting your researchers, we are very proud of being part of this Institute!

Nuevo (viejo) art铆culo!!/New (old) paper!!

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Una de las poquitas buenas noticias de este extra帽o 2020 que, sin duda, vamos a celebrar 馃帀 馃コ 馃巿

馃捇 Durante el confinamiento entre Marzo y Mayo, cuando no pod铆amos ir al labo y los resultados obtenidos en el primer trimestre del a帽o ya estaban analizados, aprovechamos para escarbar un poco en la memoria de nuestros ordenadores y rescatar datos antiguos que se quedaron 鈥渆n un caj贸n鈥 all谩 por 2012…

馃搩 隆Y este art铆culo es el resultado!


馃搳 En este trabajo de @petra.jagust y en colaboraci贸n con nuestros colegas de Madrid @sainzlab demostramos que la agresividad y quimioresistencia del #c谩ncerdep谩ncreas depende del potencial #antioxidante de las #C茅lulasMadreTumorales, responsables de la reaparici贸n del tumor tras los tratamientos convencionales. As铆, abrimos una nueva ventana para el dise帽o de nuevos #f谩rmacos que vayan dirigidos a estas c茅lulas y poder mejorar el manejo de esta enfermedad tan letal.

隆Felicidades a todo el equipo!

馃敩馃拪馃挭馃従

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One of the few things to celebrate in this strange year 2020 馃帀 馃コ 馃巿

馃捇 During the lockdown in March-May, when we were not able to go to the lab and the initial results from 2020 were already analyzed, we decided to dig in our computer麓s memory and rescue some old data from 2012…

馃搩 And this paper is the result!

馃搳 In this work from @petra.jagust in collaboration with our colleagues @sainzlab we show that aggresiveness and chemoresistance in #pancreatic cancer depends on the #antioxidant potential from #CancerStemCells, responsible from disease relapse after conventional chemotherapy. Thus, we open a new window for the desing of new #therapies targeting these cells, to improve the management of this deadly disease. .

Congratulations to the whole team!

馃敩馃拪馃挭馃従

#SinCAPA-First National Pancreatic Cancer Researchers Symposium

Better late than never!! This post is a summary of the First National Pancreatic Cancer Researchers Symposium that we organised together with Pilar Mart铆n Duque, Roberto Pazo and Antonio Ant贸n in Zaragoza on November 21st to celebrate the World Pancreatic Cancer Day. 124 participants (29 speakers/chairs+95 attendants) and a lot of great science concentrated in one day! Our main objective was to create a forum in which different researchers interested in pancreatic cancer can share knowledge, materials and points of view. We had great talks both from the basic and the clinical point of view.

You can find the program here:

Pilar Navarro from IMIM opened the symposium talking about interactions between tumor and stroma
Round table and discussion of the second session. From left to right: Manuel Hidalgo, Patricia Sancho, Pilar Mart铆n-Duque, Valeria Graz煤, Sonia Melo, H茅ctor Peinado, Juli谩n Pardo and Jorge Adeva
Patients麓perspective session chaired by Roberto Pazo. Representatives from ACANPAN and AECC, as well as a patient who shared her batle with this disease offered a different point of view of research in pancreatic Cancer.
@psancholab at the photocall stand
@psancholab at the Patio de la Infanta Building, where the symposium took place

You can find a complete summary of the activities in the simposium in the following file (in Spanish)

SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!!

Celebrating the #WorldCancerResearch Day at the AECC 2019 Award Ceremony

We were invited to the AECC 2019 Award Ceremony to officially receive the Worldwide Award. This ceremony takes place every year on September 24th, the World Cancer Research Day, to acknowledge the role of scientific research in the improvement on cancer patients outcomes. The public ceremony, chaired by the Spanish Queen Letizia and the president of AECC, reviewed the position of Spanish research in the cancer field in Europe.

Our lab featured during Dr. Peinado麓s presentation
With the Queen Letizia

Later on, there was a private ceremony in which all the awardees were offered a personalised commemorative painting by the main representatives of the AECC.

We made it to TV news!

Since our WCR grant is finally official, our communication department made a great job diffusing the news everywhere!! We have been featured in newspapers, radio and even TV! It was a great experience and an amazing opportunity to make the project known for general public.

Find some links below:

TV: Arag贸n TV noticias (min 21:03), Buenos d铆as Arag贸n (live interview, min 17:52)

Newspapers: el Heraldo de Arag贸n, el Diario, la Vanguardia