UNAC: Staff

The programme is organised by a multidisciplinary group of professionals, formed in 1994 and comprising epidemiologists, pathologists, geneticists, biologists, computer engineers, technicians, research support specialists, project manager and administrators, brought together by epidemiological research on the causes, diagnosis and prevention of cancer.

Leadership Team


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Medical degree (University of Barcelona, Spain 1980); Specialty in Family practice (University of Barcelona, Spain 1983); Master of Science in Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London (1986); Doctoral degree (London School of Hygiene and Tropical University, [...]

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Antonio Agudo specialises in preventive medicine and public health. He graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Barcelona and holds a Master in Clinical Epidemiology from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He completed his doctorate at the Autonomous University of Barcelona with a [...]

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Scientist Group


Dr González, Emeritus Researcher in the Unit of Nutrition and Cancer at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) in Barcelona, Spain has more than 30 years of experience in epidemiological cancer research, being the author (co) of more than 300 scientific papers. He was the [...]

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Carlota Castro is a nutritionist and PhD student currently working in the PREDICOP study (Prevention of Breast Cancer Recurrence Through Weight Control, Diet, and Physical Activity Intervention). She works at Unit of Nutrition and Cancer, at the Catalan Institute of Oncology since the year 2014.She [...]

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Eric J Duell, MS, PhD is an epidemiologist from the USA. He studied microbiology and environmental health at the University of California, and received his doctoral training in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed post-doctoral training at the [...]

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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 [...]

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In 2003, Ms Garcia finished her studies as an anatomical pathology technician at the Miquel Martí i Pol Institute and joined Dr Salas’ group on Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology (GEM) at UNAC-ICO. Her technical competence includes molecular biology: DNA and RNA extraction, SNP genotyping [...]

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Núria Sala, MS PhD, is an investigator at the Unit of Nutrition and Cancer (UNAC) and at the Translational Research Laboratory (LRT) at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-IDIBELL), where she is responsible for the study group on molecular and genetic epidemiology, focusing her research [...]

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Paula Jakszyn received her nutrition degree at Buenos Aires University, Argentina in 1999. In 2002, she joined the Unit of Nutrition, Environment and Cancer (UNEC) at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) to work on the EPIC study (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and [...]

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Raul Zamora-Ros is qualified in both nutrition and food science and also obtained a Master in Statistics and Epidemiology. He earned his doctorate from the University of Barcelona in 2008. He did his post-doc at the Catalan Institute of Oncology, at the International Agency for [...]

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Ms Cayssials studied biology at the University of the Republic (Uruguay), where she obtained her MSc (2010) and started to do research in the field of plant ecology. Later, she obtained a MSc in statistics with an emphasis on biostatistics at the Universitat Politècnica de [...]

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Research Support Team

Catalan Institute of Oncology
Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme
Granvia de L’Hospitalet 199-203
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
P: +34 93 260 78 12
F: +34 93 260 77 87
E: admincerp@iconcologia.net

Ángela Expósito

Administrative Assistant
Unit of Nutrition and Cancer
P: +34 93 260 74 01
E: aexposito@iconcologia.net

Frederic Rodilla

Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme
P: +34 93 260 74 01
E: frpamies@iconcologia.net

Ion Espuña

Administrative Assistant
Information and Interventions (UNIC-ME)
P: +34 93 260 73 37
E: iespuna@iconcologia.net

Nati Patón

Administrative Assistant
Information and Interventions (UNIC-I&I)
P: +34 93 260 78 12
E: npaton@iconcologia.net

Jesus Muñoz

IT Manager
E: jesus@iconcologia.net

David Gómez

IT Developer
E: dgomez@iconcologia.net

Juan José Collado

IT Support
E: jjcollado@iconcologia.net