Cancer is the second cause of death in the world. For this reason, investment in science is very important. On World Cancer Research Day, the acting Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Moranthas emphasized that it is necessary to continue investing in cutting-edge health research to reach everyone.

“The great hope against cancer is science. For this reason, from the Government of Spain we are dedicating the largest public investment in Spanish health research in its entire history to the fight against cancer,” highlighted Diana Morant, to which she added that the Government’s commitment “is not only go faster or further, but that cutting-edge therapies reach all people, and not just those who can afford them.

Precisely, this Friday the coordinator of the Central Nervous System Tumors Area of ​​the Cancer Center Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Jaime Gállego, was awarded for research that opens a new horizon for the pediatric brain tumor treatment poor prognosis.

The European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO) awarded its annual research award to Gállego for work that, according to the clinic, offers potentially promising results for the survival of children with brainstem glioma.

The results of the research by a team of medical and basic specialists from the Clinic and Cima were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, considered the most impactful medical journal in the world. In addition to the quality of the publication, the jury has also valued the career of Gállego, who received the award during the opening of the congress held in Rotterdam (Holland).