Paulo Freitas Tavares

Paulo Freitas Tavares

Oncologist

CHUC Locomotive Apparatus Tumor Unit (University of Coimbra Hospital Center)

He was born in October 1961 and graduated in Medicine from the University of Coimbra in 1985.

Specialist in Clinical Hematology since 1993 and in Medical Oncology since 1997, Paulo Tavares is also a consultant in Clinical Hematology.

He works mainly as an Oncologist, responsible for the Tumor Unit of the Locomotor Apparatus of the University of Coimbra (CHUC), named “Reference Center for Adult Oncology – Soft and Bone Sarcomas” and member of the European Reference Network (ERN EURACAN ).

For more than 30 years Paulo Tavares has advised the use of cannabis to his cancer patients, monitoring and guiding their use. He gave radio and television interviews and was summoned as an expert by the courts on the importance of medical use of a prohibited substance at the time.