Research

His research is currently focused on the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer.

His research group conducted the first studies in Spain on early colorectal cancer detection with fecal immunochemical tests, and has published over 50 original articles in national and international journals related to this subject.

Currently he is investigating the effectiveness of non-invasive tests (ie. fecal and blood tests biomarkers) in colorectal cancer screening.

It is one of the founders of the consortium EPICOLON, an initiative created in 2000, including more than 25 centers with the common goal of characterizing familial and hereditary colorectal cancer in Spain.

Belongs to the advisory board of the International Digestive Cancer Alliance.

Latest Awards

V Award for Research in Oncology “Maria Julia Castillo”

Project: Colonoscopy versus fecal immunochemical testing in colorectal-cancer screening.
Published in: The New England Journal of Medicine.
Date Posted: February 23, 2012.
Granting institution: Anticancer Charitable Foundation “San Francisco Javier y Santa Cándida”.
Type of organization: Foundation.
City: Granada, Andalucía, España.
Grant date: June 14, 2013.

Pfizer Foundation Award 2013 – Category, Clinical Research

Project: Colonoscopy versus immunological test for faecal occult blood in colorectal cancer screening.
Published in: The New England Journal of Medicine.
Granting institution: Pfizer Foundation.
Type of organization: Foundation.
City: Barcelona, Cataluña, España.
Grant date: June 28, 2013.

Prize of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Project: Colonoscopy versus immunological test for faecal occult blood in colorectal cancer screening.
Published in: The New England Journal of Medicine.
Granting institution: Royal Academy of Medicine of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Type of entity: Associations and Groups.
City: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Grant date: April 1, 2014.

“Contantes y Vitales” Prize to the Medical Research of 2014.

Project: Equivalence of fecal immunochemical tests and colonoscopy infamilial colorectal cancer screening.
Granting institution: ATRESMEDIA.
Type of entity: Associations and Groups.
City: Madrid, Spain.
Grant date: December 10, 2015.