Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) will join the pink movement associated with the celebration of Breast Cancer World Day. Thus, the facade of the Duran i Reynals Hospital (Granvia de l’Hospitalet 199-203) will turn pink, the night of Friday, October 19th, World Day Against Breast Cancer, to remember the importance of early detection to improve the prognosis and be able to overcome this disease.
This initiative has been possible thanks to the collaboration of both institutions, which are working to advance cancer research and treatment. It must be remembered that breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in women and that 4,600 new cases are diagnosed each year in Catalonia. Survival, however, has increased considerably in recent years thanks to new drugs and treatment and, at present, 5-year survival is around 85%.