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The Molecular Pathology team, led by Dr. Santiago Ramón y Cajal, checks the diagnosis and suitability of the material to be examined and provides correct processing of the samples. The team employs advanced techniques, such as amplification of the Her2/neu gene in breast tumors (FISH) or immunohistochemistry for detecting specific tumor markers, and the laboratory is equipped with a laser dissection microscope.

Dr. Santiago Ramon y Cajal
Director, Molecular Pathology
Dr. Ramon y Cajal trained as a Pathologist at the Jimenez Díaz Foundation and the University of Yale. From 1990 to 2003 he worked at the Puerta de Hierro Clinic in Madrid, and since 2003 has served as Medical Director of the Pathology Service at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Dr Ramon y Cajal is also a Professor of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He received the National Award for best young researcher in 1997, and is an Academic Member of the Spanish National Academy of Medicine. He has over 150 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and has given more than 250 lectures at national and international conferences. His work in clinical and basic research has focused on the identification of new oncogenic factors and new approaches in gene and molecular therapy.