Chronic Diseases and Cancer

Area 3 forms a network of researchers with common objectives in the field of Chronic Diseases and Cancer with a significant international impact. This is the ideal setting for the development of internal and external alliances that foster the excellence and competitiveness needed to grow and provide significant progress in the fight against this type of diseases.

Leaders

  • Dr. José Palacios Calvo

    Dr. José Palacios Calvo

    José Palacios is Head of Service of the Pathological Anatomy Service at at the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the group "Molecular Pathology of Cancer" at IRYCIS. His clinical and research work is focussed on:  1) study the molecular alterations related to the most aggressive histological types of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers, and to determine their possible role as predictive and predictive factors. 2) define the participation of the mesenchymal epithelial transition process in these types of cancer. He has published extensively in the area of cancer with more than 250 peer-review articles (H-index: 58), and has more than 25 competitive public projects. He took part of the development of the current and next editions of WHO classifications of Breast and Gynecological Cancer. He has been General Secretary and President of the Spanish National Society of Pathology.

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    Dr. José Palacios Calvo

    Head of Pathological Anatomy Service

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  • Dra. Pilar Garrido López

    Dra. Pilar Garrido López

    PILAR GARRIDO is an Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at Universidad de Alcalá (Madrid, Spain) and is the Head of the Thoracic Tumours Section in the Medical Oncology Department at the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal (IRYCIS) in Madrid, Spain.

    Co-director of the Cancer and Chronic Disease Research Group at Instituto Ramón y Cajal de Investigación Sanitaria (IRYCIS), her main areas of research and clinical interest are thoracic tumours, in particular lung cancer. She has published many research articles in peer-reviewed journals.

    She is a member of the ESMO Council as Chair of the Press & Media Affairs Committee and is also currently a member of the ESMO Fellowship Committee, Women For Oncology Committee, ESMO Faculty for lung and other thoracic tumours and IASLC Bylaws Committee.

    Former president of the Spanish Medical Oncology Society, she currently serves on a variety of national scientific committees including the Spanish National Cancer Strategy Committee and is actively involved in training. She is currently the President of the Spanish National Advisory Council for Health Science Specialist Training as well as the President of the Medical Oncology Specialist Training Committee.

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    Dra. Pilar Garrido López

    Chief of Medical Oncology Section

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