Elena Ioana Braicu is a senior gynecologist at the Department for Gynecology Campus Vrchow, Charité Medical University Berlin. She is leading the translational research within this department, and coordinating the Tumor Bank for Ovarian Cancer network (www.toc-network.de).
She qualified in medicine in 2003 from “Iuliu Hatieganu” Medical University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She was research fellow at Max Delbrück Research center Berlin in 2003 and 2004, than at the Charité from 2005 and 2006 and at the University of Basel in 2008. Since 2009 she is working at the European Competence Center for Ovarian Cancer at the Charité Medical University.
She is representing the translational group of NOGGO, north eastern German society for gynecological oncology within ENGOT. She is a founding EUTROC member and is leading the working group for biobanking. She is also consultant for pediatric gynecology at the Charité Medical University.
Dr. Braicu participated in several European projects, like OVCAD (www.ovcad.eu) and OCTIPS (www.octips.eu). She is work package leader for biobanking and data repository in the Fp7 European Phase I/II clinical study, Gannet53 (www.gannet53.eu).
She is member in several national and international study groups (e.g. AGO, NOGGO, TOC, ENGOT, EUTROC, GCIG). She is member of the German Foundation of Ovarian Cancer.
Furthermore she is participating in several Phase I to Phase III clinical study as sub-investigator. She is the vice-coordinator of the clinical trial study center at the Charité Medical University.
Since 2013, she is a fellow of the clinical scientist program of the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin Institute of Health.
Her main interests are prevention and diagnostic of pelvic tumors in general and high risk population. She is focusing also in the discovery of predictive biomarkers for clinical outcome in ovarian cancer patients.