Basic and Translational Research
Translational research in the A.C.Camargo Cancer Center stands out internationally in the areas of cellular and molecular biology, genetics, investigative pathology and genomics of cancer.
In addition to six laboratories - Genomics and Molecular Biology of Cancer; Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics; Investigative Pathology; Medical Bioinformatics and Genomics; Cellular and Molecular Biology; and Molecular Oncogenetics - translational research relies on the Biobank which is responsible for the collection, storage and management of samples of various types of human materials: tissues, blood, RNA, DNA, among others, in accordance with national and international norms and standards.
Samples under the responsibility of the A.C.Camargo Cancer Center Biobank are used in research aimed at better understanding the processes that cause cancer. In 2013, the Biobank of the A.C.Camargo Cancer Center has provided high quality samples for 109 research projects conducted at the institution, including collaborations with national and international researchers.
The projects coordinated by scientists and physicians are funded by national and international agencies. Today, CIPE A.C.Camargo is the coordinator of the National Institute of Science and Technology in Oncogenomics - INCITO (Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Oncogenômica) - a project funded by CNPq and, in the state of São Paulo, by FAPESP.
International collaborations, such as that with MD Anderson Cancer Center (University of Texas) and the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), contribute to the exchange of scientists, researchers, physicians and students.