Localised Hyperthermia Therapies


Cancer Programme

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

 Research group

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Main Publications

• Van Hilst J, de Rooij T, Klompmaker S, Rawashdeh M, Aleotti F, Al-Sarireh B, Alseidi A, Ateeb Z, Balzano G, Berrevoet F, et al. (Poves I), European Consortium on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery (E-MIPS). Minimally Invasive versus Open Distal Pancreatectomy for Ductal Adenocarcinoma (DIPLOMA): A Pan-European Propensity Score Matched Study. Ann Surg 2019; 269(1): 10-17. IF 9.476. D1.

• Gómez-Rubio P, Piñero J, Molina-Montes E, Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Márquez M, Rava M, Michalski CW, Farré A, Molero X, Löhr M, et al. (Iglesias M, Iizalbe L, Poves I), PanGenEU Study Investigators. Pancreatic cancer and autoimmune diseases: An association sustained by computational and epidemiological case-control approaches. Int J Cancer 2019; 144(7): 1540-1549. IF 4.982. Q1.

• Andaluz A, Ewertowska E, Moll X, Aguilar A, García F, Fondevila D, Quesada R, Berjano E, Grande L, Burdío F. Endoluminal radiofrequency ablation of the main pancreatic duct is a secure and effective method to produce pancreatic atrophy and to achieve stump closure. Sci Rep 2019; 9(1): 5928. IF 4.011. Q1.

• López-Alonso B, Hernáez Á, Sarnago H, Naval A, Güemes A, Junquera C, Burdío JM, Castiella T, Monleón E, Gracia-Llanes J, Burdío F, Mejía E, Lucía O. Histopathological and Ultrastructural Changes after Electroporation in Pig Liver Using Parallel-Plate Electrodes and High-Performance Generator. Sci Rep 2019; 9(1): 2647. IF 4.011. Q1.

• Quesada R, Simón C, Radosevic A, Poves I, Grande L, Burdío F. Morphological changes of the pancreas after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Sci Rep 2019; 9: 14517. IF: 4.011. Q1.

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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

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• Fernando Burdío Pinilla. National Surgery Award 2019. Asociación Española de Cirujanos. November 2019.









Clara Pañella Velázquez (Researcher)

Patricia Sánchez Velázquez (Researcher)

María Lina Villamonte Román (Technician)



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