'We investigate the patterns and mechanisms of genomic variation in disease'

Juan Ruiz-Bañobre, M.D., Ph.D. , Principal Investigator of the Translational Oncology Team

Juan Ruiz-Bañobre is a physician (medical oncologist)-scientist in the Medical Oncology Department of the University Clinical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela - Oncomet group. As principal investigator of the Translational Oncology Team in the Genomes and Disease group, his role is to bridge the gap between practicing clinicians and biomedical scientists to bring discoveries from bench to bedside (and back again) in the field of oncology.
His main research interests include the development of molecular predictive biomarkers for various antineoplastic agents, the understanding of cancer evolution from multi-omics and immunological perspectives, as well as the development and translation of novel liquid biopsies approaches to help in cancer patient management. From a clinical and translational viewpoint, he is primarily focused on gastrointestinal cancers, genitourinary and gynecologic malignancies, and hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes.

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