The OP&B team are collaborating with the fundraising initiative “Project Emma” (http://projecteemma.org/). The project is an initiative of the Doctor Ferran Foundation and aims to find to develop computer-aided digital image analysis patterns for quantitative automated evaluation of specific markers of tumour and non-tumour cell subpopulations. With a focus in lymphoproliferative syndromes and breast cancer, the project aims to improve existing diagnosis and treatments protocols.
The IISPV OP&B research group counts with more than 15 years of experience in prevention and advanced diagnosis in cancer research. With this new project, the research team aims to confirm these first results and to study in more depth the type of immune response present in lymph nodes not affected by breast cancer in two groups of patients: a group of patients who were diagnosed with metastasis to one of the nodes and another group of patients who were diagnosed without metastasis to the nodes.
To make Project Emma a success, the IISPV research group in Oncological Pathology and Bioinformatics (OP&B) based at the Hospital de Tortosa Verge de la Cinta calls for the collaboration of citizens by either financial support via their website, assistance in the diffusion of the #Projecteemma campaign, or by organizing/taking a part with the fundraising Emma activities that will be held throughout 2020.