Research and Teaching
Since its foundation in 1953, A.C.Camargo Cancer Center bases its actions on cancer teaching, research and treatment. In the same year, Escola de Cancerologia Celestino Bourroul, pioneer in the implementation of the first Oncology Residency Program in Brazil, was born and trained its thousandth graduate in 2010.
In addition, A.C.Camargo is the largest scientific research center on cancer of Latin America; has the largest tumor bank in Latin America with approximately 30 thousand samples; its post-graduation course is recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education as the best of the country in Oncology. It is also the holder of 74% of the entire scientific production on cancer in Brazil and produced over 200 papers with global reach in 2010, published in renowned journals of the world. Completing this teaching and research structure, it has a Faculty formed by renowned masters and doctors, with important actions in Brazil and abroad and is a Sister Institution of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the main international oncology center.