A. Castells received his degree in medicine at the University Autonomous of Barcelona, Spain, and his Ph.D. degree in medicine at the University of Barcelona, Spain. He is also board certified in gastroenterology. He did a postdoctoral stay at the Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston. At present, he is the Chair of the Gastroenterology Department at the Hospital Clínic-University of Barcelona, a Coordinator of the Colorectal Cancer Unit at the Hospital Clínic, the Director of the High-Risk Colorectal Cancer Clinic at the Hospital Clínic, and a Researcher of the Institut d'Investigacions Biomédiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) and Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd). He is a Coleading Investigator of the Epicolon Project, a multicenter, nationwide study aimed at characterizing hereditary and familial colorectal cancer forms in Spain (JAMA 2005; 293:1986; Clinical Cancer Research 2005; 11:7304). His main areas of interest are colorectal cancer treatment and prevention (Gastroenterology 2001; 120:1084; Lancet 2002; 359:2224; Gastroenterology 2009; 137:404), molecular biology (Gastroenterology 2002; 122:1122; Clin Cancer Res 2004; 10:4444), and genetics (Gastroenterology 1999; 117: 831; Cancer Research 2000; 60:2836; Genomics 2005; 85:338) of gastrointestinal neoplasms.
Biography Updated on 17 February 2010