Dr. Sidnei Epelman

Director, Pediatric Oncology Department, Santa Marcelina Hospital

Founder and President, TUCCA Association for Children and Adolescents with Cancer

President, INCTR Brasil


  • Where are you from?/Where did you study?

Brazil, São Paulo


  •  What are you researching right now?

Improving cure rates in children with cancer in Brazil


  • Who is your all-time favorite scientist and why?

Sigmund Freud. He explored the human mind more thoroughly than any other who became before him.


  • What do you like to do in your spare time?

Go to  the beach and Stand up paddle boarding


  • Favorite food?



  • Why science?

Deal with people.


  • Who/What has inspired you to work on DIPG?

It is a constant challenge.


  • What are you reading right now?

Jews and Words (Amós Oz)


  • If you could give one piece of advice to someone considering a research career, what would it be?

To be persistent