Dr. Josep Maria Llovet

Prof. Josep Maria Llovet

Head of the lab


Welcome to the Liver Cancer Translational Research Laboratory. We are a multidisciplinary team dedicated to unravel the molecular determinants of liver cancer. Our research pivots on high-throughput genomic data and state-of-the-art disease models. Our final goal is to identify novel prognostic predictors and molecular targets, and to facilitate their implementation into the routine clinical management of patients suffering this disease.



IDIBAPS participates in a new international project to advance in translational cancer research

Josep M. Llovet participates in the HUNTER (Hepatocellular Carcinoma Expediter Network) project, which is led by the University of Newcastle and granted with 5.6 million euros. Prof Llovet’s group at IDIBAPS has been granted with 1 million euros, this is the only Spanish group that participates in the Accelerator Award. In addition to the IDIBAPS group, 11 international research groups from the United Kingdom and 5 expert groups in hepatocellular carcinoma in Italy participate in this international project. This is the most important private funding ever granted in Europe for liver cancer research. Prof. Josep M Llovet - principal investigator - and Dr. Roser Pinyol - scientific project coordinator, collected the award at the event organized by the AECC in Madrid on September 24th 2018.

IDIBAPS researchers review advances in the treatment of liver cancer at Nature Reviews

Prof Josep M Llovet and Dr Robert Montal IDIBAPS researchers, have published an article in the Journal Nature Reviews of Clinical Oncology in which they review the important advances that have taken place in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The article analyzes the different molecular targets, new therapies and future perspectives in the treatment of this cancer, which accounts for 90% of primary liver tumors.

Liver Cancer Translational Research Laboratory

BCLC-IDIBAPS, Liver Unit, Hospital Clínic · Esther Koplowitz Center, 3rd Floor
Rosselló 153 · 08036 Barcelona · Tel: +34 93 227 9155

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