Quantum technology and cancer. Research and application in its detection and treatment


The Centre de Cultura Contemporània of Barcelona (CCCB), with the collaboration of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the program of Molecular Mechanisms and Experimental Therapy in Oncology (Oncobell), organized last 25th June 2019 a conference at the CCCB called “Quantum Technology and Cancer. Research and application in its detection and treatment.” In this interactive conference Dr. Laura Lechuga, researcher at ICN2-CSIC, and Dr. Ferran Guedea, director of the Radiotherapy and Oncology Service at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), IDIBELL-Oncobell researcher and Professor at the University of Barcelona (UB). Dr. Victor Moreno, IDIBELL-ICO researcher and professor at the UB, who exposed during the discussion the epidemiological aspects of oncology.


This activity was part of “Quantum, Beta Station. The quantum explained by experts”, organized by the CCCB. During this event, the most innovative aspects of this research were presented, as well as the advances that quantum technology can provide with laser implementation, sensors and radiation.

From the traditional application of radiation solutions to early detection thanks to nanophotonic sensors, quantum technology research and its future applications is a lively and leading field in the improvement of the detection and treatment of cancer.

Prior to the conference, a special guided tour was offered at the CCCB Quantum exhibition, where collaborators of the Salvem Vides campaign of 2019 attended. The director of this exhibition is professor Jose Ignacio de la Torre, professor of Physics of the University of Barcelona.

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