The Molecular Oncology Research Center “Centro de Pesquisa em Oncologia Molecular” (CPOM) was inaugurated on August 19, 2010, by the former Minister of Health, Dr. José Temporão. The CPOM is framed at the Institute for Research and Education “Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa” (IEP) of the Barretos Cancer Hospital, which in conjunction with other clinical departments of the Hospital, as well as the Department of Clinical Research and Post-graduation in Oncology, are the basic foundations in developing the future of oncology medicine - personalized medicine.
The CPOM is installed in the new building of the IEP, with an area of 1,000 m2. The project design was based on the most modern research centers around the world, emphasizing the convenience of movement, sharing of technological resources and the supervision of experience professionals. The complex infrastructure of CPOM counts with state-of-the-art laboratories of cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and molecular and cellular biology, allowing the development of different research lines in the field of molecular oncology.
The Molecular Oncology Research Center global mission is to promote knowledge and innovation in order to apply molecular oncology in cancer control. Among our goals:
- Knowledge of the causes, biological mechanisms and targets;
- Innovation in detection, diagnostic, treatment and prognosis;
- Application in prevention and assistance to patient.