Unidad Clínica de Cáncer Familiar

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María Currás
María Currás Jefe de Unidad Clínica
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Becarios Post-doctorales

  • Bruna Calsina

Técnicos de Laboratorio

  • Ana Isabel Corao
  • Verónica García
  • Eduardo Gil
  • Miguel Ángel Grillo
  • Fátima Mercadillo
  • Pilar Redondo
  • Milton Eduardo Salazar

The Unit’s activity is divided into 2 main areas:

  1.  Genetic diagnosis of cancer patients, especially those at a young age, with multiple tumours or other family members with cancer. Elucidating hereditary cancer helps the physician to decide on appropriate treatment and, for risk relatives, to initiate preventive strategies if they are carriers. We work mainly with colorectal cancer/Lynch syndrome and breast/ovarian cancer, but we are also a referral unit for rare genetic-based and cancer-related diseases. We provide genetic diagnosis at the Familial Cancer Consultancy (FCC) of the University Hospital of Fuenlabrada (UHF), but also in other hospitals in Madrid and the rest of Spain.
  2. Research work on the elucidation of genetic factors related to familial breast and colorectal cancer. We focus on identifying new driver genes and clarifying their role in patient management. In addition, we are interested in genetic risk factors, prognostic markers, and genetic and molecular factors that could affect therapeutics.