Research against cancer, the subject of an extensive dissemination program of the G9Missions project
A communication campaign for networks, talks and a game for the classroom in rural areas will help to make visible the research against cancer that is carried out by the G-9 universities.
This informative program claims the role of knowledge, scientific research and prevention, and is part of the previous event of the European Night of Researchers of the G9Missions project.
“In the last 40 years, the survival of cancer patients has doubled.” This message -backed by the scientific bibliography- is part of the awareness campaign that the Group 9 Universities has launched to vindicate the role of cancer research on the occasion of the celebration of World Cancer Day, next 4th of February.
This informative program wants to value the role of knowledge, scientific research and prevention and is part of the pre-event of the European Night of Researchers of the G9Missions project. Numerous research groups collaborate in these actions, making their work and the science behind this disease known to society. In this way, the project contributes to promoting the objectives of the Cancer Mission of the Horizon Europe Research Programme, especially understanding cancer and its risk factors and optimizing diagnosis and treatment, to improve the lives and prospects of millions of people. Europeans by 2030.
Thus, the Universities of Zaragoza and Oviedo have prepared the exhibition “World Day Against Cancer” which shows the impact of cancer and the importance of its prevention with figures and short messages, according to the results of scientific articles. This exhibition, which will be shared on networks by all the cities of the consortium, has information compiled by Julián Pardo, professor and principal investigator of the “Immunotherapy, inflammation and cancer” group at the University of Zaragoza, from the Aragon Health Research Institute (IIS). Aragon) and CIBERINFEC.
“Deciphering the cancer genome” is a series of games designed by researchers Álvaro Fernández Fernández and Ana Gutiérrez Fernández from the University Institute of Oncology of the Principality of Asturias (IUOPA) of the University of Oviedo, which will be carried out in all universities simultaneously on February 3. Thanks to this challenge, the invited students, mainly from rural areas, will discover the DNA sequence of a healthy cell and a cancer cell.
In addition to these common activities, each university has designed a program of activities that can be consulted on the project website https://nocheinvestigag9.es/ The University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea is going to exhibit a set of infographics on research developed by 12 twelve groups in oncogenomics, psychobiology, digestive oncology, bioactive lipids in cancer control, cancer and infertility, emerging technologies in cancer control, oral cancer, among others. The infographics will be exhibited in the Bizkaia Aretoa building of the UPV/EHU, in Bilbao, on February 3, 4 and 5.
The University of Castilla La Mancha is going to record a radio program “Do research, which is not little” with the children, teachers and researchers participating in “Deciphering the cancer genome”, for broadcast on February 7 on Radio Castilla-La Medium spot. The University of Extremadura will offer on February 2 at 8:00 p.m. the conference “New diagnostic methods and latest generation therapies in cancer” by Pedro Fernández Salguero, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and rector of the University of Extremadura.
The international initiative to cover 5 km by bicycle, swimming, walking, hiking…in “Join the 5 km challenge” and posting it on social networks is another of the main commitments of the University of Cantabria, which will take place from January 30 to February 5.
Finally, on February 3, the Public University of Navarra will organize the talk “Cancer and the importance of research” by Paula Aldaz Donamaría, a Navarrabiomed researcher and associate professor at UPNA at IES Tierra Estella, aimed at 1st year students of high school. And that same day, the University of Zaragoza will offer the talk “In search of the ideal Trojan horse for antitumor therapies” for Secondary and Baccalaureate students of the IES Comunidad de Daroca, which will be given by the researcher Pilar Martin Duque, PhD in Medicine and Surgery, pharmacist, tenured professor at the Unizar Faculty of Medicine, member of the NFP group and the Institute of Health Research of Aragon (IIS Aragon).
About World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day is an initiative of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) approved on February 4, 2000 at the World Cancer Summit for the New Millennium in Paris. The goal of this day is to promote research, prevent cancer, improve patient services, raise awareness, and mobilize the global community to advance cancer.
Under the name of ‘G9 Missions. Go for the Missions!’, the institutions that make up Group 9 of Universities, coordinated by the University of Cantabria, come together for the third consecutive year in a consortium to jointly celebrate the European Night of Researchers in 2022 and 2023. As a novelty the consortium also hosts two annual preview events and the Circular Science outreach programme.
The activities of the consortium, made up of the universities of Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, the Balearic Islands, Oviedo, the Basque Country, the Public University of Navarra and Zaragoza, with the collaboration of the University of La Rioja, are available on the page: https ://nocheinvestigag9.es/COMPARTE EN TUS REDES SOCIALES CON EL HASHTAG #NIGHTSPAIN