Welcome from the Director
Welcome to the Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (IMPPC) and thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage. The IMPPC is a recently created non- profit research center inaugurated in June 2009 by the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya).
The IMPPC aims to change the current model of diagnostic and curative medicine to a new model of preemptive and tailored medicine, focusing its activities on the field of cancer research. We are now closer than ever before to a new paradigm of personalized medicine, in which the genetic profile of healthy individuals will be stored with their medical history and used to predict disease before it develops. Indeed, this is already possible for some hereditary cancers and the work of the IMPPC aims to extend this to other forms of the disease as well as identifying new diagnostic and therapeutic tools.
Central tasks of the institute are to carry out basic and translational research that should ultimately have an impact in human health. At the same time, we aim to implement training and dissemination of new knowledge in genomic medicine to the medical professionals in particular, and society in general.
Browsing the webpage you will find information on our research activities and program structure and other activities of the center. The dynamics of these activities depend on the talent and enthusiasm of our investigators, postdocs, PhD students and staff; who strive to expand and develop the IMPPC into an international reference center of excellence in the frontiers of knowledge. We invite you to join us in this fascinating adventure.
ICREA Research Professor at the IMPPC