Institutional Projects - A.C.Camargo Cancer Center

Institutional Projects

The National Institute of Science and Technology in Oncogenomics (INCITO) is one of the institutional projects that maintain the research of A.C.Camargo Cancer Center in the vanguard of world medicine. It encompasses the areas of tumor biology and epidemiology, clinical trials, patient recruitment and management, with activities carried out by research scientists from national and international institutions.

INCITO is a program funded by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of the Science and Technology Ministry (CNPq/MCT). In the state of São Paulo, the Program is carried out in conjunction with the São Paulo Research Support Foundation (FAPESP), and its mission is to fight cancer through the application of innovative technologies and concepts.

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INCITO - National Institute of Science and Technology in Oncogenomics

The National Institute of Science and Technology in Oncogenomics (INCITO) of A.C.Camargo is one of the National Institutes of Science and Technology (INCT's) - a program funded by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of the Science & Technology Ministry (CNPq/MCT). In the state of São Paulo, it is maintained in conjunction with the São Paulo Research Support Foundation (FAPESP).

The mission of A.C.Camargo's INCITO project is to fight cancer through the application of innovative technologies and concepts. This scientific program encompasses the areas of tumor biology and epidemiology, clinical trials, patient recruitment and monitoring, with activities carried out by research scientists from national and international institutions.

The main study of the project is titled "Hereditary cancer and familial aggregation: clinical and molecular profiles of Brazilian patients and their relatives with a high risk of cancer." It proposes using clinical and genetic research to expand understanding of the most common cancers among the Brazilian population associated with an inherited predisposition (prostate cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer). The challenge is to suggest, in the future, new diagnostic and treatment alternatives for these types of cancers.

The entire investment involved with the INCITO project aims to translate research results into clinical practice, so that the new knowledge is transferred quickly and efficiently to the Brazilian healthcare system.


About INCT

The National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT) is a program to promote the advancement of science in Brazil, through the funding of multicentered research projects. It seeks to coordinate the actions of research groups in areas that are strategic for the nation and stimulate the development of international scientific and technological research efforts.

Each project involves at least three institutions from two Brazilian states and, in addition to being part of research groups, the INCT is expected to contribute to the improvement of teaching and the dissemination of science to the lay population. In this manner, the training of young researchers and support to the installation and operation of laboratories at educational and research institutions in Brazil is part of this program's scope.