Laia Alemany

Epidemiology, Researcher
Department: PREC UNIC ME - Leadership Team
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Laia Alemany is a public health physician and epidemiologist from Barcelona, Spain. She is a medical graduate from the University of Barcelona, and has a Master in Public Health from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. She completed her speciality training in preventive medicine and public health through the Hospital Vall d’Hebron Training Programme.

Within UNIC, she is ICO's co-responsible for the HPV group. She is involved in several projects which aim to describe the role of HPV in HPV-related cancers (i.e. cervix, vulva, vagina, penile, anal mucosae and head and neck cancers). These studies are ongoing and collect a large series of paraffin-embedded tissue blocks which will be used for further sub-studies. In addition to her work at ICO, she is currently pursuing a PhD on HPV detection in HPV-related cancers.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. de Sanjose S, Quint W, Alemany L, Geraets DT, Klaustermeier J, Lloveras B, Tous S, Felix A, Bravo LE, Shin HR, Vallejos CS, Alonso de Ruiz P, Aurelho Lima MA, Guimera N, Clavero O, Alejo M, Llombart-Bosch A, Cheng-Yang C, Tatti SA, Kasamatsu E, Iljazovic E, Odida M, Prado R, Seoud M, Grce M, Usubutun A, Jain A, Hernandez Suarez GA, Lombardi LE, Banjo A, Menéndez C, Domingo EJ, Velasco J, Nessa A, Bunnag Chichareon SC, Qiao YL, Lerma E, Garland SM, Sasagawa T, Ferrera A, Hammouda D, Mariani L, Pelayo A, Steiner I, Oliva E, Meijer CLJM, Al-Jassar WF, Cruz E, Wright TC, Puras A, Ladines Llave C, Tzardi M, Agorastos T, Garcia-Barriola V, Clavel C, Ordi J, Andújar M, Castellsagué X, Sánchez GI, Nowakowski AM, Bornstein J, Muñoz N, Bosch FX. Human Papillomavirus Genotype Attribution in a Restrospective Cross-Sectional Study on 10, 575 Cases of Invasive Cervical Cancer Worldwide. Lancet Oncology. 2010;11(11):1048-56.
  2. Laia Alemany, Cristina Pérez, Sara Tous, Antonio Llombart-Bosch, Belen Lloveras, Enrique Lerma, Rosa Guarch, Miguel Andújar, Adela Pelayo, Maria Alejo, Jaume Ordi, Joellen Klaustermeier, Julio Velasco, Nuria Guimerà, Omar Clavero, Xavier Castellsagué, Wim Quint, Nubia Muñoz, F. Xavier Bosch, Silvia de Sanjosé. Human papillomavirus genotype distribution in cervical cancer cases in Spain. Implications for prevention. Gynecol Oncol. 2012;124(3):512-7.
  3. de Sanjosé S, Alemany L, Ordi J, Tous S, Alejo M, Bigby SM, Joura EA, Maldonado P, Laco J, Bravo IG, Vidal A, Guimerà N, Cross P, Wain GV, Petry KU, Mariani L, Bergeron C, Mandys V, Sica AR, Félix A, Usubutun A, Seoud M, Hernández-Suárez G, Nowakowski AM, Wilson G, Dalstein V, Hampl M, Kasamatsu ES, Lombardi LE, Tinoco L, Alvarado-Cabrero I, Perrotta M, Bhatla N, Agorastos T, Lynch CF, Goodman MT, Shin HR, Viarheichyk H, Jach R, Cruz MO, Velasco J, Molina C, Bornstein J, Ferrera A, Domingo EJ, Chou CY, Banjo AF, Castellsagué X, Pawlita M, Lloveras B, Quint WG, Muñoz N, Bosch FX; HPV VVAP study group. Worldwide human papillomavirus genotype attribution in over 2000 cases of intraepithelial and invasive lesions of the vulva. Eur J Cancer. 2013;49(16):3450-61.
  4. Laia Alemany, Silvia de Sanjosé, Sara Tous, Wim Quint, Carlos Vallejos, Hai-Rim Shin, Luis E. Bravo, Patricia Alonso, Marcus A. Lima, Núria Guimerà, JoEllen Klaustermeier, Antonio Llombart-Bosch, Elena Kasamatsu, Silvio A. Tatti, Ana Felix, Carla Molina, Julio Velasco, Belen Lloveras, Omar Clavero, Enrique Lerma, Jan Laco, Ignacio G. Bravo, Rosa Guarch, Adela Pelayo, Jaume Ordi, Miguel Andújar, Gloria I. Sanchez, Xavier Castellsagué, Nubia Muñoz*, F. Xavier Bosch*; on behalf of the RIS HPV TT study group. Time trends of human papillomavirus types in invasive cervical cancer, from 1940 to 2007. Int J Cancer. 2014 Jul 1;135(1):88-95.
  5. Alemany L*, Saunier M*, Tinoco L, Quirós B, Alvarado-Cabrero I, Alejo M, Joura EA, Maldonado P, Klaustermeier J, Salmerón J, Bergeron C, Petry KU, Guimerà N, Clavero O, Murillo R, Clavel C, Wain V, Geraets DT, Jach R, Cross P, Carrilho C, Molina C, Shin HR, Mandys V, Nowakowski AM, Vidal A, Lombardi L, Kitchener H, Sica AR, Magaña-León C, Pawlita M, Quint W, Bravo IG, Muñoz N, de Sanjosé S and Bosch FX; on behalf of the HPV VVAP study group. Large contribution of HPV in vaginal neoplasic lesions: A worldwide study in 597 samples. Eur J Cancer. 2014 Nov;50(16):2846-54.
  6. Alemany L, Saunier M, Alvarado-Cabrero I, Quirós B, Salmeron J, Shin HR, Pirog EC, Guimerà N, Hernandez-Suarez G, Felix A, Clavero O, Lloveras B, Kasamatsu E, Goodman MT, Hernandez BY, Laco J, Tinoco L, Geraets DT, Lynch CF, Mandys V, Poljak M, Jach R, Verge J, Clavel C, Ndiaye C, Klaustermeier J, Cubilla A, Castellsagué X, Bravo IG, Pawlita M, Quint WG, Muñoz N, Bosch FX, de Sanjosé S; on behalf of the HPV VVAP study group. HPV DNA prevalence and type distribution in anal carcinomas worldwide. Int J Cancer. 2015 Jan 1;136(1):98-107; FI: 6,198

ResearcherID: G-9643-2015
ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-0945-6015

lalemany@iconcologia.net