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Angel Bistue

Position at Josep Carreras Institute:

PhD Student

Contact:

+34 935 572 800Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute
IJC Building
Can Ruti Campus
Ctra de Can Ruti, Camí de les Escoles s/n
08916 Badalona, Barcelona, Spain
ICO - German Trias i Pujol

Campus ICO-Germans Trias i Pujol

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Biography

Msc in Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2016)
Bsc in Biology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2015)

Potential use of curcumin as adjuvant for treatment of haematological neoplasms

Curcumin is a natural compound present in the rhizome of turmeric (Curcuma longa), which has been studied for its anticancer properties. 

I am studying the effects of curcumin on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia, an haematological disease caused by abnormal expansion of B cells which requires chronic medication. The use of curcumin combined with some drugs can potentiate the effects, thus allowing to improve the treatment or reduce drug doses, which would imply an improvement of patient quality of life.