In advance of the launch of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March) 2020, COLOSSUS partners at VHIO have organized a special public event on Thursday, the 27th of February, from 18:00h-20:00h, at C/Rosselló, 231, 2-1 in Barcelona. Download the promotional flyer in PDF here.: What is changing in the diagnosis and treatment of CRC_ (003)

As a joint initiative of the EU Horizon 2020-supported COLOSSUS and MoTriColor (grant agreement No 635342) projects, in collaboration with the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), the two key objectives of this event, to be conducted in Spanish, are to:

  • Report on just how these innovative research projects are bringing essential improvements to the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.
  • Open dialogue between patients, relatives and friends present with our experts so that they can ask questions, express any doubts or concerns, debate and exchange different experiences and viewpoints.

VHIO has invited a trio of leading oncological experts within the colorectal cancer field: Rodrigo Dienstmann, PI of the Oncology Data Science Group at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) and the Joint Scientific Lead of COLOSSUS; Ramon Salazar, Head of the Medical Oncology Department at the Hospital Duran i Reynals and Principal Investigator of the MoTriColor Project; and Ariadna Garcia, Translational Research Oncology Nurse at VHIO.

There will also be an interactive session with the public, associations and patient groups including the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC), Dones en ActiuEuropaColon and Grupo Español de Pacientes con Cáncer, moderated by Jorge Hernando, Clinical Investigator of VHIO’s Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Tumors Group.

This joint PPI event contributes to the aims of both COLOSSUS and our related project MoTriColor ( Both are financed by the H2020 Program of the European Union. The MoTriColor consortium is powered by ten partners from five countries. Josep Tabernero, Director of VHIO, is the coordinator of this project.

To register your participation and secure your attendance, please either click here, send an email to Berta Colldeforns:, or send a text via Whatsapp to +34 649 844 133 (from 09:00h – 18:00h).

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  COLOSSUS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 754923. The material presented and views expressed here are the responsibility of the author(s) only. The EU Commission takes no responsibility for any use made of the information set out.