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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...

Greece and Balkan Initiative Looking for Better Treatment of Multiple Myeloma Patients

The Plasma Cell Dyscrasias Unit of the Medical Faculty Therapeutic Clinic of the National University of Athens is taking an initiative in the Balkans for the better treatment of multiple myeloma patients. Although today there are effective treatments for the...

Thessaloniki Cancer Hospital Wins First Prize in International Thoracoscopic Surgery Competition in Cincinnati

The Thoracic Surgery-Oncological Clinic at Thessaloniki's Theagenio Anti-Cancer Hospital has won first prize for the best presentation of a thoracoscopic surgery at an international competition held in Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States. The presentation was carried out by...

Deaths from Cancer on the Rise in Greece

One in four deaths in Greece in 2014 were due to cancers, says an ELSTAT report released on Friday. According to the Greek Statistical Authority, deaths from neoplasms – mostly cancers of the digestive system, the lungs and the prostate...

700 New Cases of Oral Cancer Diagnosed in Greece Each Year

Oral cancer is one of the 10 most common cancers in humans and 700 new cases are recorded every year in Greece, according to George Laskaris, Professor of Stomatology at the University of Athens and Visiting Professor of London University. Laskaris...