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Centro de Investigação do Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto (CI-IPOP)


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Brief description

The Portuguese Oncology Institute-Porto (IPO-Porto) is the largest specialized Portuguese cancer institution with a triple role: patient care, research and teaching in Oncology ( It includes the Centro de Investigação do IPO-Porto (CI-IPOP), which was formally recognized by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) as an R&D unit in 2004 and has been classified as Very Good after international evaluation. The general and long-term objective of CI-IPOP is the understanding of the pathobiologic mechanisms behind carcinogenesis, which ultimately will help improve cancer prevention and/or treatment. We focus on genitourinary neoplasias, especially on prostate cancer, but also study other tumor models that might give input on pathobiologic mechanisms of disease (


Mailing address

Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto Francisco Gentil | Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida

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Contact person

Dr. José Laranja Pontes

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    +351 225084400

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