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Greek Cypriot Cancer Researcher Honored in Australia

Greek Cypriot researcher Dr. Maria Kavallaris recently won the prestigious Good Design Award for 2019 for the 3D printer she designed which prints replicas of different types of cancerous tumors and the cells that surround them. Professor Kavallaris, the Head...

Greek Woman is the Mastermind Behind Breakthrough Cancer Treatment

Dr. Maria Themeli is a researcher who has made a crucial contribution to the treatment of blood cancer with the production of CAR-T cells which fight the dreaded disease. She is now determined to make her patent freely accessible to everyone, because...

Oncology Professor Says Cancer Can Soon be a Chronic Illness

Cancer can turn from a terminal to a chronic illness within the next 10 years, said surgeon oncologist Yiannis Spiliotis on Sunday. The director of Clinical Counseling at the Inter-Balkan Medical Center of Thessaloniki and the Athens Medical Center made...

Greek Scientist Creates 'Supercharged' Immune Cell To Fight Cancer

Anastasios Karadimitris is a Greek professor of hematology at the Imperial College of London. The professor and his research team came up with an innovative idea to fight cancer. They believe that the development of their idea could be...

How Was Cancer Treated in Ancient Greece?

Even though the first case of cancer was recorded in Egypt in 1600 BC, it was Hippocrates (410-360 BC), the father of medicine, who identified and gave the name "cancer" to the illness that blights humanity to this day. Hippocrates...

Competition Spotlights Olive Oil Health Benefits and Scientific Studies

The 2018 edition of the Olympia Health & Nutrition Awards in Athens evaluated more samples than any other olive oil competition in the world: an amazing 2500 oils. This contest was even more remarkable in another way. While others...

Greek Father of the 'Pap Smear' Saved Countless Lives (video)

It is low-cost, effective and may have saved the lives of countless women since it was invented in 1943. The 'Pap smear' -- named after Greek doctor Georgios Papanikolaou who died this day in 1962 -- has become a cornerstone...

Greek Actress Keti Papanika Passes Away at 75

Well-known Greek actress Keti Papanikou has died at the age of 75, after a battle with cancer. Papanikou studied Drama at the National Theater and graduated with excellence. She studied with significant teachers such as  Katina Paxinou, Anna Synodinou, Thanos...

WHO: Belly Fat Around Waistline Could be Indicator for Obesity-Related Cancer

People with accumulated fat around their waistline face a higher risk of cancer similar to that faced by those with a higher body mass index, according to the findings of a World Health Organization (WHO) study published on Wednesday. Based...

First Robotic Chest Lobectomy in Greece Successfully Performed on 80-Year-Old Cancer Patient

The first robotic chest lobectomy was performed successfully on an 80-year-old patient who suffered from lung cancer at the Inter-Balkan Medical Center of Thessaloniki last week. The surgery was performed using the “da Vinci Si HD” system, without an open...