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Fatima Cardoso, MD

Director of the Breast Unit @Champalimaud Foundation
President @ABC Global Alliance

Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Cardoso is the Director of the Breast Unit of the Champalimaud Clinical Centre (CCC) in Lisbon, Portugal. She is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine.

Dr. Cardoso earned her medical degree at the University of Porto in Portugal and completed fellowships in the Translational Research Unit of the Jules Bordet Institute (IJB) in Brussels, Belgium, and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas. She then worked for 10 years as Assistant Professor at the Medical Oncology Clinic of the IJB and served as the scientific director of the international research network TRANSBIG for 7 years (EU Framework VI). She returned to Portugal in October 2010 to create the Breast Unit of the CCC, leading it to become the 1st certified Breast Unit in Portugal.

Her research interests include biology of breast cancer, prognostic and predictive markers of response to systemic therapy, and new anticancer agents. She is actively involved in many phase I-IV breast cancer clinical trials.

She was awarded the prestigious Order of Santiago da Espada for Scientific Merit, from the President of Portugal, on June 10th 2015. She has also received the Flims Alumni Club (FAC) Lifetime Achievement Award 2011; the Prix Nice - St Paul 2017; the Reach to Recovery International Health Professional Award 2019; the ABC Award 2019; the Jin Xian-zhai Special Achievement Award; the 2020 European Breast Cancer Science Award - Emmanuel van der Schueren Lecture, and the 2021 Umberto Veronesi Memorial Award.

Dr Cardoso has authored about 350 publications and has presented her work nationally and internationally.

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This symposium is supported by QuantOCancer Project funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 810653.