Breast Cancer Clinical Research Unit

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Research Scientists

Clinical Research Fellow

  • Desirée Jiménez

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Ana María Roncero

Graduate Students

  • Marina Rodríguez


Visiting Scientist

  • María del Rocío Moreno

The Breast Cancer Clinical Research Unit (BCCRU) focuses on the translational interface of therapeutic development. Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease and, thus, there are large inter-patient variations in terms of disease course, prognosis, relapse, and resistance to conventional or targeted therapeutics. Our activities are directed towards personalised treatment and range from preclinical models to correlative studies and clinical trials.

Our current research areas aim to:

  • Study the implications of hypoxia for immunotherapies.
  • Understand the individual factors regulating the response to immunotherapy in breast cancer, taking advantage of an advanced, personalised “tumouroid” platform.
  • Tackle the mechanisms of resistance against novel therapies in advanced breast cancer.
  • Incorporate our findings into concept-driven clinical trials.