Spain and US build bridges in oncology R&D (research and development):
This article was originally published in Clinica
Representatives of the top oncology institutes of Spain and the US met for the first time last week in Madrid to discuss plans to develop joint research projects. The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO) and the National Cancer Institute (CNI) met with the common aim of "developing a research system that leads to the creation of new diagnostic and treatment methods and which encourages their prompt clinical application across the health system", said the Madrid-based CNIO. Referring to the recent advances in post-genome research, Miguel Angel Piris, director of the CNIO's molecular pathology programme, said that "much remains to be done, but the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is about to change in a radical way".