Isidro Sánchez-García is a Senior Staff Scientist at the Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular del Cancer (IBMCC) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He learnt and practiced medicine before completing his PhD at the University of Salamanca. Isidro was a postdoctoral fellow for five years at the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge (UK) before appointment to his current position in 1997.
Isidro’s research interest is in the study of cancer development and its relationship with stem cells, with a view to improving our understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of cancer. This work has allowed the establishment of a pioneer relationship between stem cells and cancer. These novel scientific achievements and ideas have crystallized into the first European patent granted in the field of Cancer Stem Cells (EP1449920). This work was funded by the International Carreras Foundation.
Isidro's research group hopes its investigations will result not only in new concepts in cancer biology and development, but will also provide the basis for the development of both a new strategy in cancer therapy and new methods for assessing treatment efficacy.