Ferran Guedea, professor of Radiology and Physical Medicine at the University of Barcelona, director of Radiation Oncology at the Catalan Institute of Oncology and full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), was elected last June member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Cancer Institute of Naples-Pascale Foundation, a reference center in Italy for cancer research and treatment.
The academician traveled to the Italian city between June 26 and 28 along with three other members of this organization: Susan Bates, from the University of Columbia (United States); Carlo Bifulco, from the Providence Cancer Institute in Portland (United States), and Hans de Wilt, from the Faculty of Medicine of the Radboud University in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). After knowing the activity of the center and its facilities, they recommended a series of improvements in the areas of clinical research, translational research and oncology organization.
This appointment and this visit are framed within the counseling that from the Catalan Institute of Oncology, reference center in Spain and southern Europe, are carried out in different centers throughout the continent and South America. The scientific director of the National Cancer Institute of Naples, Gerardo Botti, thanked the four international members for their support and called on them to make a new visit in a year, to follow up on the proposed suggestions.
The four promised to send a detailed plan of these improvements they proposed. Guedea also met with the director of the Radio-oncology Department of the Institute, Paolo Muto, to strengthen the institutional collaboration between Campania and Catalonia, given their similarity of population and resources. It was also agreed to sign an agreement between the Catalan Institute of Oncology and the Pascale Foundation and another between the University of Barcelona and the Federico II University of Naples.