Clínic Barcelona

Dr. Leticia Moreira awarded with the Ramon Margalef UB Prize to the best article published in a scientific journal

Dr. Leticia Moreira, specialist at the Gastroenterology Department at Hospital Clinic and researcher at the Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Oncology  IDIBAPS team led by Dr. Antoni Castells, won the Ramon Margalef Prize awarded by the Social Council of the UB to the best article published in a scientific journal. Her research is focused on identifying Lynch syndrome -the most common hereditary form of colorectal cancer- in patients suffering from this disease and was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The capability to better detect when the disease has a hereditary origin allows a more effective prevention in the patients’ relatives. The method proposed in the article has been applied to almost 2,000 colorectal cancer patients at Hospital Clínic, and has allowed diagnosing thirty-eight families with the syndrome, which will follow from now on the necessary preventive controls.