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Miguel Martins

Group: Pieters Group

About Miguel

Miguel is a Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Oncology in Lisbon, Portugal. Graduating from Medical School in 2011 he pursued a career in Child Health with a keen interest in Oncology/Hematology. Collaborative work has been a thriving part of his career. He serves as Vice-Chair for the Young European Academy of Pediatrics and coordinated his National Trainee Group from the Portuguese Society of Pediatrics. Miguel has also been active in translational research training having completed the Harvard Medical School – PT Clinical Scholars Research Training program. On another note he is passionate about medical volunteering and has been involved in several humanitarian projects for child healthcare. He has worked in Madagascar, Angola and Sao Tome e Principe islands.

My Project: Therapeutic drug monitoring and developing new therapies for acute lymphoblastic leukemia based upon genetic abnormalities, immunotherapeutic targets

The focus of the project is to improve outcomes of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) by the development of better targeted and personalized therapies. The project will study the clinical relevance of molecular genetic abnormalities, therapy response measurements by
minimal residual disease monitoring, toxicity during treatment, long-term outcome and event-free survival after chemotherapy, stem cell transplant and newly-implemented antibody-based
immunotherapy and cellular therapy. By analyzing these data our group intends to develop more precise therapies for specific genetic and immunophenotypic risk groups of childhood ALL.