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Dirce Maria Carraro


Fundação Antonio Prudente (FAP). A C Camargo Cancer Center  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Dirce Maria Carraro holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo (1998). During her career, she actively participated in genome projects such as the Xylella fastidiosa Project and the Human Cancer Genome Project, in addition to others developed in Brazil. She is currently the head of the Clinical and Functional Genomics group and responsible for the Research and Development Division of Genomic Diagnosis Center at the A.C.Camargo Cancer Center (ACCCC). She is a member of the board, as well as a teacher and advisor, of the graduate course at Fundação Antônio Prudente/ACCCC. She is dedicated to study Cancer Genetics and Genomics with a focus on transferring new applications of genomics in oncological exams essential for personalized treatment. Develops translational projects aimed at relevant clinical questions in the context of hereditary and sporadic cancer. It has developed projects using liquid biopsy, more specifically in the detection of tumor DNA in body fluids, as a tool to monitor response to treatment, investigate genetic mechanisms of resistance acquired during treatment, and support clinical decision-making.She was awarded the São Paulo Scientific and Technological Merit Award for her contribution to the Xylella fastidiosa Genome Project and the IV Octavio Frias de Oliveira Award for her scientific work (PMID: 24909261) in the Oncology Research modality (2015). She has more than 180 scientific publications to date produced throughout her career. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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