Dear friends,

Someone once said, "Somewhere there is something incredible waiting to be discovered". I'm sure everyone would think of different discoveries. For me it would be to make leukaemia a curable disease in every single case. 

In 1988, when we established our Foundation, the possibilities of surviving this disease were slim. At that time, after years of scientific research, a bone marrow transplant was considered the best treatment for many cases of leukaemia and other blood diseases. 

After three decades of work we face a new challenge. We have to improve patients' quality of life, but above all we must find a definitive cure for leukaemia.

So, in 2010 the Josep Carreras Foundation, together with the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), launched an historic and unprecedented project: the first European research centre devoted exclusively to leukaemia and other malignant blood diseases, and one of the few that exist in the world.

The Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute is a centre without precedent which, through the work and rigour of researchers from around the world, employs the most innovative technologies to gain the upper hand against this disease. That leukaemia will one day be a totally curable disease is now something that lies in all our hands.

Today we are all researchers. We will not stop until we find a cure.

Josep Carreras
Josep Carreras. Institut de Recerca Josep Carreras

Welcome Manel Esteller

Welcome to the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, the first European research center devoted exclusively to leukaemia and other malignant blood diseases, and one of the few in the world.
The vision of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute is to be a world-class reference and excellent research center that contributes to the improvement of results, and the cure of patients affected by leukaemia and other malignant haemopathies, through innovation, sustainability, social responsibility, talent, and professional experience.
The excellence of our research is possible by sharing resources, visibility and teamwork, and by pooling the skills, experience and knowledge in the basic, translational and clinical areas of all the locations of the Josep Carreras Institute. We all play a decisive role in finding a cure for cancer, particularly leukaemia. This top-notch research could not have been developed without the effort of the management staff and the core facilities.
The ultimate goal of our interdisciplinary team is to ensure that leukemia is a curable disease in all cases, and we will not stop until we achieve this. This multidisciplinary approach makes us unstoppable.
We are convinced that our discoveries will eventually help to end the suffering caused by such terrible diseases. It is my pleasure to invite you to know more about our institute in our webpage.

Dr. Manel Esteller
Manel Esteller IJC