Ignacio Durán is a medical oncologist with interests in clinical and translational research and teaching. He is the Coordinator of the Genitourinary Oncology Programme at the Medical Oncology Department of the Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Spain.
Dr Durán earned his medical degree in 1997 at the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, and went on to attain his doctorate in 2005 at the Universidad Complutense, Spain, with the highest commendation. Between 2004 and 2007, he completed a fellowship in drug development and genitourinary tumours at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, and a master’s degree in Medical Teaching at the University of Toronto.
Dr Durán is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM). His major research interests include genitourinary tumours and anticancer clinical drug development. He has authored numerous publications covering diverse areas of medical oncology in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Throughout his career, Dr Durán has been the recipient of the ASCO Foundation Merit Award, the Novartis Young Canadian Investigator Award, and the University Health Network Outstanding Research Presentation Award.