Leila Luján

Statistics, Research Assistant and Assoc Prof
Department: PREC UNAC

Ms Luján-Barroso finished her MSc in statistics in 2006 at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

The main statistical technics used by Ms Luján-Barroso are Cox models, restricted cubic splines, logistic regression and meta-analysis.

From 2007 to 2008, Ms Luján-Barroso worked at the Fundació Sant Joan de Déu developing statistical analysis in the field of mental health and environmental factors

In 2008, Ms Luján-Barroso started her post at the Catalan Institute of Oncology where she mainly works on the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study assessing the relationship between environmental factors and cancer.

In 2013, she started work on the International Pancreatic Cancer case-control consortium (PanC4) analysing the relationship between menstrual and reproductive factors, hormone use and risk of pancreatic cancer. Furthermore, she collaborates in epigenetic analysis for both the EPIC and PanC4 projects.

In 2014, she started work as an associate professor at Universidad de Barcelona teaching a course on Introduction to Scientific Methodology for second-year nursing students.

From 2010 to 2014, she worked as a lecturer at the International University of Catalonia, teaching SPSS software for second-year medical students.


  1. Duell, E.J.; Bonet, C.; Muñoz, X.; Lujan-Barroso, L.; et al. Variation at ABO histo-blood group and FUT loci and diffuse and intestinal gastric cancer risk in a European population. Int J Cancer. 2015 Feb 15;136(4):880-93.
  2. Lujan-Barroso, L.; González, C.A.; Slimani, N.; Obón-Santacana ,M.; et al. Dietary intake of acrylamide and esophageal cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition cohort. Cancer causes control. 2014 May;25(5):639-46
  3. Duell, E.J.; Lujan-Barroso, L.; Llivina, C.; Muñoz, X.; et al. Vitamin C transporter gene (SLC23A1 and SLC23A2) polymorphisms, plasma vitamin C levels, and gastric cancer risk in the EPIC cohort. Genes Nutr. 2013; 8 (6): 549-60
  4. Jakszyn, P.; Lujan-Barroso, L.; Agudo, A.; Bueno-de-Mesquita, H.B.; et al. Meat and heme iron intake and esophageal adenocarcinoma the European Prospective investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study. Int J Cancer. 2013: 113(11): 2744-50