FEBS Junior Section present Adria Cañellas

Adrià Cañellas, second prize in the 3rd edition of the Lilly Awards for Best Doctoral Thesis organized by the SEBBM.
Datos del evento
Fecha: 19/10/2023 a las 7:00 pm
Evento virtual (online)

The next talk of the FEBS Junior Section 2023 series will host Dr. Adria Cañellas, from Stanford Cancer Institute, at Stanford University School of Medicine, USA. It will be on tumor heterogeneity and plasticity in metastatic relapse, on 19 October at 19:00 (CEST).

Talk summary

In this seminar I will explain my PhD research in Dr Eduard Batlle’s lab at IRB Barcelona. By studying tumor heterogeneity, we uncovered the elusive identity and features of residual tumor cells that regenerate metastatic disease after curative resection of colorectal cancers (CRCs). In addition, we found that neoadjuvant immunotherapy is sufficient to prevent metastatic relapse in CRC; yet, this curative effect is restricted to a narrow temporal window as a result of a rapidly evolving immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. In addition, I will try to integrate early career relevant aspects that I am learning along this process that may be also valuable for other young scientists.

For more information: See the talk summary below and visit Dr Cañellas profile pages at Standford University School of Medicine and at IRB Barcelona.