Francisca Plaza-Parrochia DVM, MSc, PhD is an academic of Clinical Hospital of University of Chile. Her research activity has been developed mainly in the Laboratory of Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology of the Clinical Hospital and in the Institute of Food Technology (INTA) of Universidad de Chile. Her PhD has been completed in 2014, with a thesis focused on the proliferative processes of endometrial of women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and the capacity of this tissue to metabolize steroids that favor this proliferation. Together with Prof. Margarita Vega PhD, Prof. Carmen Romero PhD and its team, they have written several papers related to endometrium of women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, as well as Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer.
The research interest of Dr. Francisca Plaza-Parrochia comprend gynecological cancers, in especially concern to the endometrial cancer and how molecules with estrogenic activity favor the development of this pathology.