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Dr. Cristina Carrera Alvarez
Dr. Cristina Carrera Alvarez

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Collegiate number: 080835209

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Prestige and recognitions

Dr. Carrera is a renowned specialist in Dermatology. He has years of experience in the profession and extensive training in different fields of the specialty. In particular, she is an expert in the approach and study of melanoma and skin cancer. On the other hand, throughout her professional career she has combined her assistance work with teaching, being an associate professor at the University of Barcelona and lecturer in multiple masters on Dermatology at the same university.

Likewise, she develops an important research work at the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute and is the author of more than 70 publications indexed in the last seven years. He has also collaborated, as a speaker, in more than 11 congresses of the specialty. Currently she is a dermatologist at the Diagnosis Dermatológica Center and at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.


Associate professor of the Department of Medicine of the University of Barcelona since 2014.

Coordinator of the International Research Fellows and Visitors at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona since 2010.

Associate professor in the degree of Medicine, in the Department of Dermatology of the University of Barcelona (2004 - 2013).

Associate Medical Professor in the Department of Medicine of the University of Barcelona (2014 - present).

Professor collaborator in the Master of Autoimmune Diseases, together with Professor R. Cervera, at the University of Barcelona since 2009.

Teacher in Official Masters.

Associate professor in the Master of Dermato-Oncology, Advanced Dermatology, together with Professor MT Estrach, at the University of Barcelona since 2012.

Associate professor in the Master of Biomedicine, Translational Research and therapeutics in cancer, together with the Dr. Susana Puig Sarda, at the University of Barcelona since 2013.

Direction of Master's Degree and Final Project at the University of Barcelona.

Member of the Tribunal for End-of-Degree, Master's and Doctoral Thesis of the University of Barcelona.

Academic titles

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Santiago de Compostela (1993 - 1999).

Doctorate in Health Sciences. Biopathology in Medicine.

Residence of Dermatology in the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona (2000 - 2004).

Fellowship in Dermatology at IDIBAPS, in Barcelona (2004 - 2006).

Doctor Cum Laude in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona (2013).

Researcher at the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), at the University of Barcelona since 2015.

Research visitor at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Melanoma and Dermatology (2015).

Participation in more than 13 clinical studies and research projects.

Professional experience

More than 15 years of experience.

Teacher in official masters, courses and workshops.

Research projects.

Dermatologist at the Dermatological Diagnosis Center since 2004.

First prize EUROMELANOMA awarded by the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.


  • Skin cancer
  • Stains on the skin
  • Melanoma
  • Digital dermatoscopy

Conferences and publications

Original articles, clinical notes and scientific letters.

Participation as a speaker in numerous national and international conferences.

Member of private medical associations

Member of the European Academy of Dermatology since September 2016.

Member of the European Academy of Dermato-Oncology since June 2013.

Member of the Spanish Multidisciplinary Group of Melanoma, since its foundation, 2009.

Member of the working group of the International Workshop on Confocal Microscopy since 2007.

Member of the International Dermoscopy Society since May 2006.

Member of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology since June 2004.

Member of the CIBER - Rare diseases (Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Instituto Carlos III Madrid.

Researcher at IDIBAPS, area 5 Hemato-Oncology: Grupo Melanoma.

Member of the Network of Melanoma Centers of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.

ORCID Member Rare Diseases, CSUR Xeroderma Pigmentoso.

Recent publications

Clinical and dermoscopic characterization of pediatric and childhood melanomas. Multicenter study of 52 cases.

Carrera C, Scope A, Dusza SW, Argenziano G, Nazzaro G, Phan A, Tromme I, Rubegni P, Malvehy J, Puig S, Marghoob AA.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Oct 9. pii: S0190-9622(17)32475-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.09.065. [Epub ahead of print]


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Results of the 2016 International Skin Imaging Collaboration International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging challenge: Comparison of the accuracy of computer algorithms to dermatologists for the diagnosis of melanoma from dermoscopic images.

Marchetti MA, Codella NCF, Dusza SW, Gutman DA, Helba B, Kalloo A, Mishra N, Carrera C, Celebi ME, DeFazio JL, Jaimes N, Marghoob AA, Quigley E, Scope A, Yélamos O, Halpern AC; International Skin Imaging Collaboration.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Sep 29. pii: S0190-9622(17)32202-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.08.016. [Epub ahead of print]


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Sentinel lymph node biopsy versus observation in thick melanoma: A multicenter propensity score matching study.

Boada A, Tejera-Vaquerizo A, Ribero S, Puig S, Moreno-Ramírez D, Descalzo-Gallego MA, Fierro MT, Quaglino P, Carrera C, Malvehy J, Vidal-Sicart S, Bennássar A, Rull R, Alos L, Requena C, Bolumar I, Traves V, Pla Á, Fernández-Figueras MT, Ferrándiz C, Pascual I, Manzano JL, Sánchez-Lucas M, Giménez-Xavier P, Ferrandiz L, Nagore E.

Int J Cancer. 2017 Sep 27. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31078. [Epub ahead of print]


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Melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) polymorphisms' influence on size and dermoscopic features of nevi.

Vallone MG, Tell-Marti G, Potrony M, Rebollo-Morell A, Badenas C, Puig-Butille JA, Gimenez-Xavier P, Carrera C, Malvehy J, Puig S.

Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2017 Sep 26. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12646. [Epub ahead of print]


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Efficacy of a Daily Protective Moisturizer with High UVB and UVA Photoprotection in Decreasing Ultraviolet Damage: Evaluation by Reflectance Confocal Microscopy.

Gomes-Neto A, Aguilera P, Prieto L, Seité S, Moyal D, Carrera C, Malvehy J, Puig S.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Nov 15;97(10):1196-1201. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2736.


Functional characterization of a multi-cancer risk locus on chr5p15.33 reveals regulation of TERT by ZNF148.

Fang J, Jia J, Makowski M, Xu M, Wang Z, Zhang T, Hoskins JW, Choi J, Han Y, Zhang M, Thomas J, Kovacs M, Collins I, Dzyadyk M, Thompson A, O'Neill M, Das S, Lan Q, Koster R; PanScan Consortium; TRICL Consortium; GenoMEL Consortium, Stolzenberg-Solomon RS, Kraft P, Wolpin BM, Jansen PWTC, Olson S, McGlynn KA, Kanetsky PA, Chatterjee N, Barrett JH, Dunning AM, Taylor JC, Newton-Bishop JA, Bishop DT, Andresson T, Petersen GM, Amos CI, Iles MM, Nathanson KL, Landi MT, Vermeulen M, Brown KM, Amundadottir LT.

Nat Commun. 2017 May 2;8:15034. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15034.


T-cell invigoration to tumour burden ratio associated with anti-PD-1 response.

Huang AC, Postow MA, Orlowski RJ, Mick R, Bengsch B, Manne S, Xu W, Harmon S, Giles JR, Wenz B, Adamow M, Kuk D, Panageas KS, Carrera C, Wong P, Quagliarello F, Wubbenhorst B, D'Andrea K, Pauken KE, Herati RS, Staupe RP, Schenkel JM, McGettigan S, Kothari S, George SM, Vonderheide RH, Amaravadi RK, Karakousis GC, Schuchter LM, Xu X, Nathanson KL, Wolchok JD, Gangadhar TC, Wherry EJ.

Nature. 2017 May 4;545(7652):60-65. doi: 10.1038/nature22079. Epub 2017 Apr 10.


Dermoscopic Clues for Diagnosing Melanomas That Resemble Seborrheic Keratosis.

Carrera C, Segura S, Aguilera P, Scalvenzi M, Longo C, Barreiro A, Broganelli P, Cavicchini S, Llambrich A, Zaballos P, Thomas L, Malvehy J, Puig S, Zalaudek I.

JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Jun 1;153(6):544-551. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.0129.


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Patterns of distribution of giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMN): The 6B rule.

Martins da Silva VP, Marghoob A, Pigem R, Carrera C, Aguilera P, Puig-Butillé JA, Puig S, Malvehy J.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Apr;76(4):689-694. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.05.042.


Prognostic role of the histological subtype of melanoma on the hands and feet in Caucasians.

Carrera C, Gual A, Díaz A, Puig-Butillé JA, Noguès S, Vilalta A, Conill C, Rull R, Vilana R, Arguis P, Vidal-Sicart S, Alós L, Palou J, Castel T, Malvehy J, Puig S.

Melanoma Res. 2017 Aug;27(4):315-320. doi: 10.1097/CMR.0000000000000340.


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Familial Melanoma Associated with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome and Atypical Mole Syndrome: Total-body Digital Photography, Dermoscopy and Confocal Microscopy.

Giavedoni P, Ririe M, Carrera C, Puig S, Malvehy J.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Jun 9;97(6):720-723. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2639.


Subacute immunotoxicity of the marine phycotoxin yessotoxin in rats.

Ferreiro SF, Vilariño N, Carrera C, Louzao MC, Santamarina G, Cantalapiedra AG, Cifuentes JM, Vieira AC, Botana LM.

Toxicon. 2017 Apr;129:74-80. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2017.02.009. Epub 2017 Feb 14.


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IRF4 rs12203592 functional variant and melanoma survival.

Potrony M, Rebollo-Morell A, Giménez-Xavier P, Zimmer L, Puig-Butille JA, Tell-Marti G, Sucker A, Badenas C, Carrera C, Malvehy J, Schadendorf D, Puig S.

Int J Cancer. 2017 Apr 15;140(8):1845-1849. doi: 10.1002/ijc.30605. Epub 2017 Feb 6.


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In vivo cardiomyocyte response to YTX- and AZA-1-induced damage: autophagy versus apoptosis.

Ferreiro SF, Vilariño N, Carrera C, Louzao MC, Santamarina G, Cantalapiedra AG, Cifuentes JM, Crespo A, Botana LM.

Arch Toxicol. 2017 Apr;91(4):1859-1870. doi: 10.1007/s00204-016-1862-0. Epub 2016 Oct 5.


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Discriminating Nevi from Melanomas: Clues and Pitfalls.

Carrera C, Marghoob AA.

Dermatol Clin. 2016 Oct;34(4):395-409. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2016.05.003. Review.


Association Between Confocal Morphologic Classification and Clinical Phenotypes of Multiple Primary and Familial Melanomas.

Grazziotin TC, Alarcon I, Bonamigo RR, Carrera C, Potrony M, Aguilera P, Puig-Butillé JA, Brito J, Badenas C, Alós L, Malvehy J, Puig S.

JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Oct 1;152(10):1099-1105. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1189.


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Practice Gaps in Dermatology: Melanocytic Lesions and Melanoma.

Marino ML, Carrera C, Marchetti MA, Marghoob AA.

Dermatol Clin. 2016 Jul;34(3):353-62. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2016.03.003. Review.


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Sequence Analysis of In Vivo-Expressed HIV-1 Spliced RNAs Reveals the Usage of New and Unusual Splice Sites by Viruses of Different Subtypes.

Vega Y, Delgado E, de la Barrera J, Carrera C, Zaballos Á, Cuesta I, Mariño A, Ocampo A, Miralles C, Pérez-Castro S, Álvarez H, López-Miragaya I, García-Bodas E, Díez-Fuertes F, Thomson MM.

PLoS One. 2016 Jun 29;11(6):e0158525. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158525. eCollection 2016.


Development of Cutaneous Toxicities During Selective Anti-BRAF Therapies: Preventive Role of Combination with MEK Inhibitors.

Erfan G, Puig S, Carrera C, Arance A, Gaba L, Victoria I, Garcia-Herrera A, Alos L, Malvehy J.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Feb 8;97(2):258-260. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2488. No abstract available.


Association of Melanocortin-1 Receptor Variants with Pigmentary Traits in Humans: A Pooled Analysis from the M-Skip Project.

Tagliabue E, Gandini S, García-Borrón JC, Maisonneuve P, Newton-Bishop J, Polsky D, Lazovich D, Kumar R, Ghiorzo P, Ferrucci L, Gruis NA, Puig S, Kanetsky PA, Motokawa T, Ribas G, Landi MT, Fargnoli MC, Wong TH, Stratigos A, Helsing P, Guida G, Autier P, Han J, Little J, Sera F, Raimondi S; M-SKIP Study group.

J Invest Dermatol. 2016 Sep;136(9):1914-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2016.05.099. Epub 2016 May 29. No abstract available.

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