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Imagen Dr. Ignacio Gil Bazo, Departamento de Oncologia Medica.

Ignacio Gil

Codirector of Medical Oncology Department
Medical Oncology Specialist
Codirector of the Lung Cancer Area
Area of Expertise: Study and treatment of lung and prostate cancer

Be part of: Cima Universidad de Navarra Clínica Universidad de Navarra Cancer Center Universidad de Navarra

Professional career

Graduate (1999) and Doctor (2004) in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Navarra Faculty of Medicine,obtaining the Extraordinary Doctorate Award for his doctoral thesis. He is a Medical Oncology Specialist at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra (2004). He completed his training as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, in the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program.

He received a Medical Oncology Certificate in 2012 from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO).

Since 2015 he has been Co-Director of the Department of Oncology and Director of the Clinic's Department of Medical Oncology.


  • Director of laboratory for New Therapeutic Targets at CIMA, with special interest in lung cancer, drug resistance mechanisms and metastasis mechanisms.
  • Clinical Investigator – he has participated in more than 15 clinical trials as lead investigator mainly for lung and prostate cancer, and more than 20 trials as co-investigator.
  • Member of editorial board for World Journal of Gastroenterology magazine until 2010, reviewer of Cancer Research, Tumor Biology, Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, Chemotherapy magazines.


  • Study and treatment of lung cancer with special interest in new biological specific target therapies and clinical trials for lung cancer.
  • Study of biological mechanisms for drug resistance in lung cancer.
  • Study of biological mechanisms that aid metastases in lung cancer.
  • Study and treatment of prostate cancer with special interest in clinical trials for new drugs.


As an educator

Associate Professor in the University of Navarra Faculty of Medicine

Director of various Doctoral Theses and Masters projects in Oncology

He has led conferences at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, the Free University of Brussels in Belgium, the Memorial Sloan-Ketering Cancer Center in New York, USA, in the University of San Pablo CEU in Madrid, at the Autonomous University of Madrid, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the National Centre for Oncological Research (CNIO) in Madrid, amongst others.

As a researcher

He has published more than 80 articles in mainly international indexed scientific magazines, including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Oncology, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Oncogene, British Journal of Cancer etc.

He has made more than 50 scientific presentations at international oncological conferences

Co-author of a Cellular Biology book and various book chapters on Oncology

Member of the Research Commission of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra.

Associate member of the ECO Foundation.

President of the Liquid Biopsy Samples Repository Committee of the International Society of Liquid Biopsy.

Researcher at the CIMA University of Navarra where he directs the New Therapeutic Targets laboratory.

Scientific organizations

  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).
  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).
  • Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM).