UNIC ME: Staff

Formed in 1994, the Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme (PREC) is a multidisciplinary group of professionals 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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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 [...]

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Scientist Group


Beatriz Quirós has a degree in statistics (University of Barcelona, 2001) and a degree in market research (University of Barcelona, Spain 2003).She currently works as a data manager and statistical analyst for UNIC in addition to her post as an associate professor at the Universidad [...]

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Delphine joined the Unit in 2009 where she currently works on the epidemiology of lymphoma, with a particular interest in infectious disease. In recent years, Delphine has been developing and working on a Spanish case-control study of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (www.mcc-spain.org). [...]

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Laura Costas is a medical doctor (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona – 2005) and holds a Master of Public Health (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2006). In 2010, she obtained the Emili Letang End-of-Residency award from the Clinic Hospital in Barcelona, after her training in preventive medicine and [...]

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Magda Guardiola Fernández has a degree in Biology (Universitat de Barcelona, 2008), a Master in Conservation Biology and Biodiversity Management (Universitat de Barcelona, 2010) and she is currently studying Psychology at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She has a research background on Next Generation Sequencing [...]

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Dr Marisa Mena received her bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1999 from the University of Barcelona. She holds a cum laude PhD degree in biomedical sciences (University of Barcelona, 2006) and a master's degree in international health (tropEd ErasmusMundus Programme of European Commission, 2011) where [...]

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Dr Miren Taberna received her medical degree at the University of Navarra in 2008. In 2013, she finished her specialisation in medical oncology at the University of Barcelona. In 2012, she completed a two-month She made a fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Head [...]

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RESEARCH AREA, SPECIALTY: Statistics, descriptive analysis, regression models, logistic regression, multilevel regression models, survival analysis, Cox regression (proportional hazards models). BIONOTE: Sara Tous received her degree in statistics in 2001 from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. From 2001 to 2003, she was working [...]

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Yolanda Benavente received her Bachelor of Statistics in 2000 from the University of Seville, Spain (she had previously had her degree in statistics in 1998 from the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain). Since 2002, she has worked as a statistician conducting research focused on [...]

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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