Atocha Romero is a Laboratory Medicine specialist who holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Presently, Dr. Romero serves as the director of the Liquid Biopsy Laboratory (LBL), from the medical Oncology Department, at Puerta de Hierro Hospital, in Madrid. The LBL provides diagnostic services and undertakes research in the field of cancer biomarkers. Her research predominantly centers on the applicability of liquid biopsies in lung cancer patients in routine oncology as well as in the context of clinical trials. Her research has consistently secured funding through competitive public grant calls. With over 90 publications in international journals to her name, she has also overseen multiple theses and holds accreditation from ANECA as an assistant professor.