Research in Gastrointestinal Diseases
Basic/translational research
IIS Biodonostia
·San Sebastian ·

The research group co-led by Luis Bujanda and Marta Herreros in pancreatic cancer is part of one of the lines of the Biodonostia Institute and is integrated as a group to the Center for Biomedical Research Network in Liver and Digestive Diseases (CIBEREHD). The group is accredited as one of the research groups of the University of the Basque Country from 2010 to the present. In 2021 they published 49 articles, exceeding 100 impact factor points and with a number of citations in 2022 exceeding 1,500. One of the areas of greatest interest is in the field of digestive oncology and pancreatic cancer. They have led the EPIPANCREAS project and other studies such as the search for diagnostic biomarkers of this disease.

Main publications in pancreatic cancer:

  1. Macias RIR, Muñoz-Bellvís L, Sánchez-Martín A, Arretxe E, Martínez-Arranz I, Lapitz A, Gutiérrez ML, La Casta A, Alonso C, González LM, Avila MA, Martinez- Chantar ML, Castro RE, Bujanda L, Banales JM, Marin JJG. A Novel Serum Metabolomic Profile for the Differential Diagnosis of Distal Cholangiocarcinoma and Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. Cancers (Basel). 2020 May 31;12(6):1433. doi: 10.3390/cancers12061433. PMID: 32486461; PMCID: PMC7352809.
  2. Herreros-Villanueva M, Bujanda L, Ruiz-Rebollo L, Torremocha R, Ramos R, Martín R, Artigas MC. Circulating tumor DNA tracking in patients with pancreatic cancer using next-generation sequencing. Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 Oct;45(8):637-644. English, Spanish. doi: 10.1016/j.gastrohep.2021.12.011. Epub 2022 Jan 31. PMID: 35092761.
  3. Carballal S, Balaguer F, Bujanda L, Capellá G, González Santiago S, Jover R, Moreira L, Pineda M, Ruiz Ponte C, Sánchez Heras AB, Serrano Blanch R, Soto JL, Vidal Tocino R, Cubiella J; representing AEG; SEOM; AEGH and IMPaCT-Genomics consortium. Use of multi-gene panels in patients at high risk of hereditary digestive cancer: position statement of AEG, SEOM, AEGH and IMPaCT-GENÓMICA consortium. Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2023 Jun 13:S0210-5705(23)00350-3. English, Spanish. doi: 10.1016/j.gastrohep.2023.06.004. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37315767.
Luis Bujanda Fernandez De Pierola
Marta Herreros Villanueva

Principal Investigator

Group members

  • Luis Bujanda Fernandez De Pierola
  • Marta Herreros-Villanueva

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