In 2021, NEXT Oncology entered into an agreement with the Quirónsalud Group to open two new phase I clinical trial centers in Spain, one in Madrid and another in Barcelona. The venture increases global access to new agents and anticancer therapies for cancer patients.
Dr. Josep Tabernero, who founded the IOB Institute of Oncology in Barcelona, coordinates both units in Spain. NEXT Oncology – Madrid is located at Hospital Universitario Quirónsalud Madrid, and Dr. Valentina Boni manages clinical operations.
Dr. Boni, is a Medical Oncologist and Principal Investigator of NEXT Oncology – Madrid. She earned her medical degree cum Laude from the Catholic University of Rome, Italy, and completed her trainer in medical oncology at the Agostino Gemelli University Hospital in Rome, Italy. Dr. Boni later joined the Garcia-Foncillas’s Pharmacogenomic Program at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), in Pamplona, Spain, as a Clinical Researcher working on translational oncology centered on predictive biomarkers discovery, solid tumor expression profiling and modulation of drug response. She was awarded a PhD from the University of Navarra for her work on the role of miRNAs as predictive biomarkers in metastatic colorectal cancer. Since 2011, she has been involved in more than 100 Phase I clinical trials, including first-in-human trial, immunotherapy trials, combinations of targeted therapies, immunotherapies, biomarker-driven trials, and trials in molecularly selected populations with special emphasis on breast cancer, gynecological tumors, and melanoma.
Early phase clinical trials create an opportunity for patients to access new therapies that are not yet available and undergo treatment in a safe setting where they will be more closely followed throughout the trial. Additionally, early phase clinical research may have a significant impact on disease prognosis and improved outcomes for cancer patients in the future.
If you are interested in participating in trials at NEXT Oncology, please contact us to learn more.
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