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The audiovisual project ‘What and how to eat during cancer’ was born from the proposal made by the professor and researcher of the UB, Anna Tresserra, and the principal investigator of the Nutrition and Cancer Unit of the ICO-IDIBELL and associate professor of the UB, Raul Zamora, based on their personal and professional experience in the field of nutrition and cancer treatments.

La Xarxa Audiovisual Local (XAL) incorporates the proposal within their Corporate Social Responsibility line, included in its statutes as one of the missions to be fulfilled as a public service.

In addition, entities of the importance of the Alícia Foundation, the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Institute of Health Research Pere Virgili (IIPSV) and the University of Barcelona (UB), all with a very important role in nutrition, oncology and research, have joined the project.

The aim of ‘What and how to eat during cancer’ is to provide simple and practical guidelines to help in the daily management of food during the treatment of the disease in adults. The project addresses nutrition during the disease and provides some dietary and nutritional guidelines once the treatment is over. It does not deal with food and cancer in terms of prevention and, in case of doubt, always consult the specialist and/or team in charge of caring for the patient on an individual basis. To make these audiovisual materials, we have had the collaboration and participation of professionals (dietitians, nutritionists, chefs …) and of radio and television stations that make up the Xarxa de Comunicació Local. 


Who are the participating entities:

The Alícia Foundation is a cooking research centre. A centre that researches culinary products and processes; that innovates and works to improve people’s nutrition, with special attention to dietary restrictions and other health problems; that promotes the improvement of eating habits, and that enhances the food and gastronomic heritage of the territories.

The Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) is a public company dedicated to cancer that aims to reduce the impact of cancer in Catalonia, and to this end develops activities of prevention, care, specialized training and research in cancer. ICO is currently the reference center for 60% of the Catalan population.

The Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) is a foundation that aims to promote, develop, manage and disseminate research, scientific and technological knowledge, teaching and training in the field of life sciences and health, mainly in the environment of the Bellvitge Campus, as well as to promote the transfer of technology derived from research activities. The Bellvitge University Hospital, the Catalan Institute of Oncology, the University of Barcelona, Viladecans Hospital, the Catalan Government and the City Council of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat participate in IDIBELL.

The Institute of Health Research Pere Virgili (IIPSV)is a foundation created within the framework of an institutional scientific collaboration agreement between the ICS Camp de Tarragona (Hospital Universitario de Tarragona Joan XXIII), the ICS Terres de l’Ebre (Hospital de Tortosa Verge de la Cinta), Hospital Universitario Sant Joan de Reus, Grup Pere Mata and the Universidad Rovira i Virgili, to coordinate health and biomedical research and research training in the Camp de Tarragona and Terres de l’Ebre.

The University of Barcelona (UB) is the main public university in Catalonia and one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in Spain. The UB is the only Spanish university that is part of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), an association that brings together the 23 most important university research centres on the continent. Through the Institute for Research in Nutrition and Food Safety (INSA-UB), the aim is to promote research activity in different aspects of nutrition, food analysis and control, food safety and the study of the social and economic impact of food, as well as in the provision of services to sectors related to the agro-food industry.

The Xarxa Audiovisual Local (XAL) is a commercial company created by the Diputació de Barcelona to manage support to the Catalan local audiovisual sector, responding to its needs and contributing to the dynamization of the sector. These objectives are developed through the brand La Xarxa Comunicació Local, a multimedia platform of content and services available to local media in the country (television, radio and online media).




LA XARXA DE COMUNICACIÓ LOCAL: Cristina Álvarez, Quique Azcona, Gisela Bachero, Laura Balagué, Gabi Barragán, Diana Bermejo, Estefania Blanco, Georgina Cabanes, Juan Antonio Calderón, Eva Corbacho, Raul Cuadrado, Carme Defez, Albert García, Thaïs Garcia, Laura González, Gemma Janó, Joan Lluís Llambias, Eloi Manen, Roger March, Maite Nieto, Marc Ortiz, Jordi Pallarés, Carme Parras, Isabel Pérez, Judit Porta, Oriol Puig, Sergi Ribas, Laura Ribes, Enric Rimbau, Arnau Salvó, Roger Sánchez, Joan Antoni Santiago, Albert Solà, Ignasi Trapero, Marian Vázquez, Núria Vidal / FUNDACIÓ ALÍCIA: Lucía Estévez, Elena Roura / ICO: Lorena Arribas, Marta Bellver, Regina González, Laura Hurtós, Georgina Llongueras, Josep Pujol / IDIBELL: Jordi Duran, Gemma Fornons, Raul Zamora / IISPV: Clara Alegret, Maria José Guilera, Núria Guillen, Isabel Megias / UB: Montse Illan, Rosa Martínez, Xavier Torrado, Anna Tresserra / Thanks to: Jeroni Castell – Les Moles Restaurant, Jordi Beumala i Amèlia Sarroca – Expogestió, i el Mercat Municipal de Molins de Rei.