Localised Hyperthermia Therapies

 Research group

The primary objective of the group is scientific production and technological innovation in the field of the application of high-frequency current to generate heat in biological tissues, aimed at local cell destruction that is minimally invasive for tissue pathologies, especially (but not exclusively) of human neoplasms.

Group Leader

Fernando Burdío Pinilla


José Ignacio Poves Prim (Researcher)

Clara Pañella Vilamú (Researcher)

Main Publications

• Poves I, Burdío F, Morató O, Iglesias M, Radosevic A, Ilzarbe L, Visa L, Grande L. Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes Between Laparoscopic and Open Approach for Pancreatoduodenectomy: The PADULAP Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Surg 2018; 268(5): 731-739. IF 9.203. D1.

• Molina-Montes E, Gómez-Rubio P, Márquez M, Rava M, Löhr M, Michalski CW, Molero X, Farré A, Perea J, Greenhalf W, et al. Risk of pancreatic cancer associated with family history of cancer and other medical conditions by accounting for smoking among relatives. Int J Epidemiol 2018; 47(2): 473-483. IF 8.36. D1.

• García-Tejedor A, Gumà A, Soler T, Valdivieso A, Petit A, Contreras N, Chappuis CG, Falo C, Pernas S, Amselem A, Plà MJ, Fernández-Montolí E, Burdío F, Ponce J. Radiofrequency Ablation Followed by Surgical Excision versus Lumpectomy for Early Stage Breast Cancer: A Randomized Phase II Clinical Trial. Radiology 2018; 289(2): 317-324. IF 7.469. D1.

Castellví Q, Sánchez-Velázquez P, Moll X, Berjano E, Andaluz A, Burdío F, Bijnens B, Ivorra A. Modeling Liver Electrical Conductivity during Hypertonic Injection. Int J Numer Method Biomed Eng 2018; 34(1): e2904. IF 2.338. Q1.

Ongoing Research Projects

• Electroporación selectiva en hígado tumoral por medio de infusión de suero hipersalino vía portal

- Financing institution: Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria. ISCIII (PI17/00468)

- Period: from 2018 to 2020

- Principal investigator: Burdío Pinilla, Fernando


Group’s Recognitions

• Officially recognised as a consolidated research group by the Generalitat de Catalunya: Grup de Recerca Terapias de Ablación en Cirugía Oncológica (2017-2020)

- Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (SGR 183)

- Principal investigator: Burdío Pinilla, Fernando


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