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Lucas Moreno Martín-Retortillo

I am a doctor specialized in paediatric cancer. I lead the Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Division  of Vall d’Hebrón since 2019, with an outstanding team dedicated to providing the best care to our patients and families, and being national and international reference for numerous paediatric cancers. My goal is to improve cancer treatment so that no children and adolescents die of cancer, and that survivors can live a full life free of sequels

Institutions of which they are part

Head of group
Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders
Vall Hebron Institut de Recerca
Clinical Director
Paediatric Oncology and Haematology
Children's Hospital and Woman's Hospital
Dr. Lucas Moreno just moved to Barcelona to lead the Paediatric Oncology & Haematology Division at Vall d'Hebron Hospital. He has devoted his career to childhood cancer drug development. His main research interest is in neuroblastoma, one of the most aggressive forms of childhood cancer.
After returning from London where he worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital from 2008 to 2012, he created and led the Clinical Trials Unit at Hospital Niño Jesús (Madrid) that became a leading trials unit for paediatric drug development nationally and internationally.
He is a key opinion leader in neuroblastoma and drug development in Europe and works for international networks such as SIOPEN (siopen.net) and ITCC (itcc-consortium.org). He leads the BEACON-Neuroblastoma trial open in 10 European countries for relapsed & refractory neuroblastoma. He has been principal investigator of more than 30 clinical trials and has co-authored more than 60 international publications in the field.
He provides second opinion consultations for children and adolescents with relapsed/refractory cancers nationally and internationally to facilitate access to early clinical trials and novel agents.
He is a keen supporter of incorporating the patient/parents voice into research and clinical practice and has started several projects on quality of life, quality of care, late effects and patient reported outcomes. His favourite conference of the year is the Solving Kids’ Cancer Parent conference because of the excellent interaction between researchers, clinicians and parents.

Research lines

Clinical Trials Unit

IP: Lucas Moreno Martín-Retortillo

Program of Personalized Medicine

IP: Lucas Moreno Martín-Retortillo, Aroa Soriano Fernández

Projects

A phase I trial of ABTL0812 in paediatric patients with advanced cancer including neuroblastoma

IP: Lucas Moreno Martín-Retortillo
Collaborators: Soledad Gallego Melcón, Cristina Gamez Cenzano, Aroa Soriano Fernández, Luis Riera Soler , Miguel Segura Ginard, Carlota Aguilera Ordoñez
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Funding: 826760.77
Reference: ICI21/00076
Duration: 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2025

Implementation and new biomarker development for Personalised Medicine for Childhood Cancers in Spain

IP: Lucas Moreno Martín-Retortillo
Collaborators: -
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Funding: 369260
Reference: PMP21/00073
Duration: 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2025

Next generation personalised medicine for childhood cancers

IP: Lucas Moreno Martín-Retortillo
Collaborators: Aroa Soriano Fernández, Jessica Camacho Soriano, Ainara Magdaleno Cazon, Raquel Hladun Alvaro, Gabriela Guillén Burrieza
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Funding: 214170
Reference: PI21/01661
Duration: 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2024

BEACON-BIO: deep biological characterisation and development of biomarkers for relapsed neuroblastoma

IP: Lucas Moreno Martín-Retortillo
Collaborators: Andrea Vilaplana Blanes
Funding agency: European Science Foundation
Funding: 104500
Reference: BEACON-BIO_FKC_2021
Duration: 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2023

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