Digestive Diseases and Microbiota
Basic/translational research
Modify by Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Girona (IDIBGI) - H. Universitari Dr. Josep Trueta
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The group Malalties Digestives i Microbiota of IDIBGI focuses on studying the etiology of digestive diseases and the role of risk factors related to lifestyle and the role of microorganisms living in the intestine. It comprises a multidisciplinary team with basic and clinical researchers. The methodology employed includes observational studies at the phenotypic and molecular level, and instrumental studies to test causality.

Main publications in pancreatic cancer:

  1. Carreras-Torres R, johansson M, Gaborieau V, et al. The Role of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Metabolic Factors in Pancreatic Cancer: A Mendelian Randomization Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017 Sep 1;109(9):djx012. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djx012.
  2. Hatcher C, Richenberg G, Waterson S, et al. Application of Mendelian randomization to explore the causal role of the human gut microbiome in colorectal cancer. Sci Rep. 2023 Apr 12;13(1):5968. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-31840-0.
  3. Bossé Y, Li Z, Xia J, et al. Transcriptome-wide association study reveals candidate causal genes for lung cancer. Int J Cancer. 2020 Apr 1;146(7):1862-1878. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32771.
Robert Carreras

Principal Investigator

Group members

  • Robert Carreras
  • Xavier Aldeguer
  • Jesús García-Gil
  • Esther Fort
  • Laura Pardo

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