Francisco X. Real

Spanish National Cancer Research Centre / Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain 

Francisco X. Real obtained his M.D. and PhD from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona i. He trained in Medical Oncology at Memorial Hospital in New York and carried out his doctoral and postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Lloyd J. Old at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 1986 he was appointed to the staff of Memorial Hospital. His work focused on the development of immunological strategies for the treatment of melanoma and epithelial cancers. In 1988 he joined the Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica, Barcelona, where he focused on the cell and molecular biology of epithelial cancers.

He is Professor of Cell Biology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra since 2004. In 2007, he joined the CNIO, in Madrid. His group has made significant contributions on the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in pancreatic cancer and in pancreatitis and the molecular pathology and epidemiology of bladder and pancreas cancer. He has published more than 250 original papers and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Gut, Bladder Cancer and PLOS One.