Sofia Torres, MD, PhD (Candidate)

Current Position and Professional Functions

PhD student (Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research concentration).


Dr. Murray Krahn (for the PhD)

Dr. Maureen Trudeau (for the Medical Oncology Fellowship)

Education and Training

I graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon in 2006 and completed my Medical Oncology training at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Lisbon in 2013. I moved to Toronto in September of 2013 for the Breast Cancer and Melanoma Medical Oncology Fellowship at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre. I have been I student at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, since July 2014.


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PhD thesis topic: Estimating utilities in Breast Cancer

Ongoing project: Feasibility of Routine Collection of EQ-5D-5L for Breast cancer patients

Medical Oncology Fellowship projects (ongoing):

  • Adjuvant chemotherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer in Ontario: short and long term toxities and outcomes
  • The Impact of the Oncotype DX® Breast Cancer Assay on Treatment Decisions in a Canadian Population of women with ER-positive, early breast cancer with 1-3 positive lymph nodes who are potential candidates for chemotherapy, but for whom the benefits of chemotherapy may be uncertain
  • Economic evaluation of the 21-gene Recurrence Score assay for patients with node positive, estrogen-rec eptor positive early-stage breast cancer.
  • A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Feasibility of Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption Using Transcranial MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound with Intravenous Ultrasound Contrast Agents in the treatment of Her2-positive breast cancer brain metastases with intravenous trastuzumab

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