The first event was the official launch of World Cancer Research Day, and a chance to meet the Queen of Spain who highlighted in her speech the importance of investigation in fight against cancer (Alvaro is pictured below with Her Majesty the Queen of Spain and M. Eugenio Vázquez).
On the day itself Prof Somoza got to meet members of the public in an event based in the famous Plaza del Museo Reina Sofía in central Madrid. The event was designed to shine a light on the investigation that is going on and help support this basic research (Luz A La Investigacion). During his talk he emphasized how nanomedicine has much to offer in developing new cancer treatments. Amongst his various projects, NoCanTher was highlighted as a great example of how various centres of investigation in Europe can come together to make a real difference.
The World Cancer Research Day initiative was originally designed to contribute to the objectives of the World Cancer Declaration in promoting cancer research and keeping its momentum going. It aims to accomplish the scientific advances that will lead towards achieving the goal that brings us together: to defeat cancer (source: aeec).