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Maria João Cardoso

Champalimaud Cancer Center, Lisbon, Portugal

Maria João Cardoso was appointed Head Breast Surgeon at the Breast Unit of the Champalimaud Cancer Center in 2011. Her undergraduate and post graduate studies were undertaken at the Porto Faculty of Medicine, Porto University in Portugal. She dedicated her career to breast surgery and started her training in oncoplastic surgery at the Institut Gustave Roussy in France in 1994 with Lise Barreu. From 2007 to 2010 she was Clinical Director of the S. João Hospital Breast Unit in Porto.

She holds a PhD in Medicine from University of Porto with the topic of objective evaluation of aesthetic results in breast cancer conservative treatment. Since then the majority of her research activity is focused on this topic and the development of objective ways of evaluating aesthetic results in all forms of breast surgery, aiming at a better quality of life for patients. She is the medical coordinator of the Breast research group at INESC Porto (http://medicalresearch.inescporto.pt/breastresearch). From 2006 to 2011 she was Assistant Professor of the Department of Surgery of the Porto Faculty of Medicine. MJ Cardoso is co-coordinator of the Breast Research group at INESC Porto with Professor Jaime Cardoso.

She has published more than 30 papers in international journals as first author, with an average impact factor is 3.1 according to the JCR 2012. She has also co-authored more than 80 full communications at major international conferences. She is a member of the editorial board of The Breast and The International Journal of Breast Cancer and reviewer for several topical international journals. One of her main interests is the quality of life of breast cancer patients and in 2011 she founded and is to this date president of a Support Centre for Breast Cancer Patients, Mama Help (www.mamahelp.pt). She is a member of the board of the Portuguese Society of Senology



Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

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