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Professor Mariano Monzó enters the Royal European Academy of Doctors with a speech on oncology research

Mariano Monzó, professor from the Department of Surgery and Surgical Specializations of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Mariano Monzó, professor from the Department of Surgery and Surgical Specializations of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Mariano Monzó and Alfredo Rocafort, president of the Royal European Academy of Doctors (RAED).

Mariano Monzó and Alfredo Rocafort, president of the Royal European Academy of Doctors (RAED).

27/02/2017

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Història de la malaltia i de la investigació oncològica. Retorn als orígens is the title for the speech given by Mariano Monzó, professor from the Department of Surgery and Surgical Specializations of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Barcelona, during the ceremony for his entry as full academician to the Royal European Academy of Doctors (RAED), a prestigious centenary entity with headquarters in Barcelona. During the ceremony, held this February, Monzó was replied by the also academician Joaquim Gironella, Doctor in Medicine and Surgery.

In his speech, Professor Monzó covered a wide itinerary on different therapeutic interpretations and approaches for the oncology diseases over the history of civilizations and cultures, since/from the ancient Mesopotamian until 21st century’s society, reminding the attendants that “history of humanity is closely knitted to its diseases and the way of overcoming them. One of the most specific features of human species is the ability to ask why things happen”.

Mariano Monzó graduated in Biological Sciences and Medicine and Surgery, he holds a doctorate with honors in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona (1984) with a distinguished thesis by the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. Member of the Doctors’ Senate of the University of Barcelona, he is currently the Head of Studies of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and supervises the Service of Body Donations and Dissection Rooms (SDCSD) of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the UB.

With the ongoing work lines of pharmacogenomics on colon cancer and hematological diseases, he is also researcher at the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) and at the Thematic Network for Cooperative Research in Cancer (RTICC). Also, he supervises the Consolidated Research Group on Molecular and Translational Oncology, recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya, and formed by a wide multidisciplinary team of experts on medical oncology from different fields (molecular biology, pathology, surgery, respiratory medicine, etc). Author of a high number of scientific articles and publications on medical and translational oncology, Monzó has supervised several doctoral theses in the field of cancer research and is also member of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, and the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM), among other prestigious entities.   


 

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