INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND RESEARCH
Intelligence and technology
Research Center in Molecular Oncology
Founded in 2010, the Molecular Oncology Research Center (CPOM) has the generation of knowledge to apply molecular oncology in cancer control as its main objective, as well as specifically studying tumor etiology and the biological mechanisms of cancer that can act in the prevention of the disease and innovate in the care, detection, diagnosis, treatment and the oncological prognosis of the patient. Cytogenetic and molecular tests are conducted for a more precise diagnosis of hematologic neoplasia (leukemia) and pediatric areas (Burkitt lymphoma, neuroblastoma, Ewing Sarcoma and leukemia), besides molecular tests associated with the treatment of some solid tumors, like those of colorectal, gastric (GIST), lung and breast cancer. The personalized medicine of CPOM offers a wide panel of molecular tests, with results capable of reading genomic information to provide a more precise treatment.
Researcher Support Center
The Researcher Support Center (NAP) is a sector of the Institute of Research and Learning which has the purpose of promoting the development of scientific research in the institution. Besides having organized data and a multi-disciplinary team prepared to offer support to the researchers, it is a sector that promotes translational research with clinical activity of the institution. Among the support systems for doctors taking Masters’ and PhDs, the department offers a solid statistical analysis of the cancer cases, assistance in the elaboration of the data collection devices and assistance in the management of research projects that receive assistance from agencies fostering research. In addition, the medical team involved assists in the management of research projects, construction of clinical essays, promoting lectures, exhibition panels and participating in conferences, classes and courses. The NAP of the hospital uses the Petroianu criteria to assess the issue of co-authorship of the articles.
The Institute of Learning and Research’s Postgraduate Program is intended to qualify professionals associated with the oncological sector and corroborate with the evolution of the translational research in this area. Assessed with grade 4 in the concept of the Coordination for the Development of Top Level Staff (CAPES), the postgraduate plan provisions performance in three strategic areas of Oncology, promoting the solidification of concepts and the fostering of comprehensive research activities. The teaching staff is composed mainly of doctors, physicians, biologists and biomedics of the hospital with vast experience in clinical practice and/or in the academic area. Together with the building where the postgraduate teaching takes place, there is a Molecular Oncology Research Center. The postgraduate program of Barretos Cancer Hospital has three main lines of research: 'Tumor Promoters and Inhibitors', 'Palliative Care and Quality of Life' and 'Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology in Oncology'.
The advancement in areas of learning and research inside Barretos Cancer Hospital motivates the use of more modern technologies and new methods of performing medical practice. In this spectrum, Telemedicine is a method that is used for the online transmission of videos for a range of purposes, which can be in clinical practice (relating to the exchange of information, data or a second medical opinion about a case), or in research (data analysis, group meetings or implementation of projects). The interaction between the Telemedicine centers allows the association of audio and video equipment like the microscope to capture images transmitted between the centers, with the possibility of discussion with up to five groups simultaneously. Web conferences are also held with the software Adobe Connect Pro meeting, a program that enables the centers that only have a broadband connection, audio and video to establish contact.