Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

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Dimitrios H. Roukos, MD

Professor, Director, Surgical Oncology Research Unit
Ioannina University School of Medicine
451 10 Ioannina , Greece
T: +30 26510 97423, F: +30 26510 97094
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Dr. D. Roukos, studied Medicine at the University of Athens and specialized in general Surgery at the J.W.Goethe-University Hospital in Frankfurt a.M., Germany, where he received the title Dr. med. He moved back to Greece and since 1990 works at the Ioannina University School of Medicine.

Research focus

Gastric cancer, breast cancer, solid cancers


Improving clinical outcomes of patients by translating cutting-edge research into evidence-based clinical practice


New ideas, models, algorithm, concepts that influence translational research and practice
  First publication in Literature
D2-N2-lymphadenectomy concept for gastric cancer patients. Concept confirmation by the Dutch randomized trial (2004).

Roukos et al. Individualized preventive.
Nat Clin Pract Oncol 2007; 4: 578-590.

Roukos DH. Prognosis of breast cancer in carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations
N Engl J Med 2007; 357; 1555

The BRCA Ioannina Algorithm for clinical decision-making prevention of hereditary breast ovarian cancer.
Preoperative genetic testing may affect surgical treatment for individuals with breast cancer and BRCA mutation.


Roukos DH. Expert Rev Mol Diagn Jan. 2008 (in press).

An innovative model for "individualized" treatment of gastric cancer profiling genes and oncogenic pathways, and integrating current standards and cancer stem cells concept.
1998 -
Publication in influential journals including Invited articles; invited presentations in international meetings, Member of organizing committee.
More than 15 invited editorials, perspectives and review articles and > 25 presentations as invited speaker in international meetings. Member in organizing and scientific committees of international meetings.
Niki J. Agnantis, MD, PhD, FRCPath, AGE

Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Pathology
Ioannina University Medical School
451 10 Ioannina, Greece
T: +30 26510 97792
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Niki Agnantis has a PhD from the Athens University. Since 1991 has been the Director of Pathology Dept. at the Ioannina University Hospital. Her interest in research of carcinogenesis in various organs including breast and the role of oncoproteins in the development of the malignant phenotypes has been translated into more than 933 citations in 182 works published in peer-reviewed international Journals and has presented multiple invited lectures in international meetings. She is Member of the Editorial Board and Reviewer in 21 Journals. She has received multiple Diplomas, Honors and Awards with the most recent the UNESCO Praise of the Programme, Women in Science (Paris 2000).

Angelos M. Kappas, MD

Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Surgery
Ioannina University Medical School
451 10 Ioannina, Greece
T: +30 26510 99769, F: +30 26510 99768
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Dr. Angelos M. Kappas graduated from the Athens University School of Medicine and received his Ph.D thesis at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki where he worked for 10 years. He also worked for more than 2 years in Birmingham (U.K.) and since 1981 he moved to the Ioannina University School of Medicine, where he became professor and chairman of Surgery in 1996. His research has been focused on gastric cancer and colorectal cancer. Prof. Kappas has presented or published 200 works in peer- reviewed Journals. He is founder and active member in many International Societies and a public welfare Institution.

Honorary Editor

Christos Massalas, PhD

Dean of the University of Ioannina and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
45110 Ioannina, Greece
T: +3026510 97446, F: +302651097200

After graduating as a Civil Engineer, Professor Massalas continued his education with a Diploma degree in Mathematics (M.Sc., Ph.D., Habilitation in Mechanics). During his education he obtained scholarships from The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Fullbrigt Foundation and Unesco. He worked as Professor at the Department of Mathematics until 2000, is now Professor of Mechanics of Materials at the Department of Materials Science and has worked as Visiting Professor at the Trinity College (1989-1990). He is A Vice-director of the Institute B.R.I. and is a member of the scientific committee of “Onassis Foundation Science Lectures”. He is the author of several books, monographs and more than 100 original research papers. His administrative course started in 1992 as Chairman of Department of Mathematics and was followed as Vice-Rector (1994-1997) at the University of Ioannina where he today is the present Rector (1997-2003) and the following three years’ (2003-2006) Vice-Rector of the University as well as the President of the Northwestern Macedonian University.

Gerothanassis Ioannis P.,
Professor of Chemistry Rector of the Ioannina University



Section Editor Biomedical Engineering

William CS CHO

Dr Cho is a biomedical scientist. His main research interests have been focusing on cancer studies utilizing high-throughput technologies to discover biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, treatment prediction and prognostication. He is a Chartered Scientist granted by the Science Council (UK) and a fellow member of several institutes, including the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK), Hong Kong Institute of Biomedical Science and Hong Kong Society for Molecular Diagnostic Sciences . Dr Cho has published over 120 papers and plenty of books covering cancer biomarkers, proteomics and microRNAs. Dr Cho is also a renowned grant reviewer of international institutes, including Hope Funds for Cancer Research (USA), Cancer Research (UK),Omega De Ville Replica The Foundation Fournier-Majoie for Innovation ( Brussels ), The Science Foundation ( Ireland ), National Medical Research Council ( Singapore ), and Academia Sinica Investigator Award ( Taiwan ).

Peter McCulloch
Nuffield Department of Surgical Science, Oxford University, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK

M. Degiuli

Dr. Maurizio Degiuli,
Ospedale San Giovanni Battista
di Torino- Presidio SGAS-Sc Chirurgia Generale,
10-Turin, Italy

Ch. Katsios

Dr. Christos S. Katsios is Professor of Surgery at the Department of Surgery at the Ioannina University Hospital, Ioannina, Greece.

T: +30 26510 99696
F: +30 26510 99792
Chee-Seng Ku
Dr. Ku Chee-Seng, PhD is working at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Matthias P.A. Ebert, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases
University of Magdeburg, Germany
T: 49 391 6721520, F : 49 391 67190054

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Matthias Ebert graduated from the University of Ulm in 1995 and worked as a post-doctorate researcher in the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory of Prof. Murray Korc at the University of Irvine (California, Irvine). After moving back to Germany he joined Prof. Malfertheiner at the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases (University of Magdeburg) and established a research group focussing on the molecular biology of gastric cancer. He published more than 50 articles on this and other related topics. He is member of several German and US gastroenterological and cancer associations and also serves as Assistant Editor of another GI journal. His main research interests are the molecular biology and pathogenesis of gastric cancer, including proteome analysis, molecular biology and clinical management of GI cancer patients.

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H.H. Hartgrink  

Department of Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands.
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Professsor Christof Hottenrott  
Chefartz der Chirurgischen Klinik Marien Krankenhaus, Elisabethen Krankenhaus Frankfurt a.M., Germany    

Joshua Fogel, PhD
Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Business
Brooklyn College , City University of New York
Department of Finance and Business Management
Brooklyn , NY
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Joshua Fogel has a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from Yeshiva University (USA), completed his Clinical Psychology internship at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (Canada), and fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University (USA). He is a tenured Professor in the Department of Finance and Business Management at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York ( USA ). He is a journal editor-in-chief and has published or accepted for publication over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His breast cancer research focuses on the psychological aspects of Internet use. He also studies a variety of behavioral medicine topics and also the cultural aspects of individuals with medical and/or psychiatric illnesses.
Ajani Jafer A.
Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Prof. Raimund Jakesz, MD Dr hc    
Chief, Surgery, Vienna Medical School, Austria best replica watches

Vienna Medical School
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
Vienna A-1090, Austria
t: (0043 1) 40400 6916
f: (0043 1) 40400 6918

Ionnis Kanellos, MD, Prof. of Surgery
4th Surgical Department
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
G Papanikolaou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece


T: +30 2313 30 7000
Dr. Theodore Liakakos
Dr. Theodore Liakakos is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Attiko University Hospital , Haidari, University of Athens , Greece
H.J. Meyer

Dr. Meyer is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Städtisches Klinikum Solingen, 42653
Solingen , Germany

Dr. Nikolaos Nikiteas M.D., PhD.
Dr. Nikolaos Nikiteas is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the 2nd Department of Propedeutic Surgery, Medical School of Athens University, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Nikos Pandis, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
Saint Savas Anticancer Hospital
171 Alexandras Ave.
Athens 115 22, Greece
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He received his Degree from the Department of Biological Sciences of Unversity of Athens and his Ph.D. from the Medical Faculty of University of Athens. He worked as Associate Director in the Department of Medical Genetics in University of Odense in Denmark 1992-1994 and he has been Associate Professor in the Medical Faculty of this University. He has been Associate Professor in Lund University in Sweden in the same field since 1995. He is currently the Director of the Department of Genetics in Saint Savas Anticancer Hospital. His contribution to the field of Cancer Genetics has been translated into more than 1830 citations of his 100 publications. He has also been invited to speak in several International meetings and he is reviewer in 6 international Journals. He is also a member of various local and International boards and committees related to his field of expertise.


Nikolas Pavlidis MD

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medical
Ioannina University Medical School
451 10 Ioannina, Greece
T: +30 26510 99394
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Dr. Nicholas Pavlidis is Professor of Medical Oncology in the University of Ioannina, in Greece. He studied Medicine at the University of Athens. He was trained in Internal Medicine in a University Department in Athens. He did his bench research in the field of tumor immunology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA. His clinical training in Medical Oncology was done at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, U.K. He was secretary in the Early Clinical Trials Group of EORTC and is still an active member. He was chairman of European School of Oncology Office for the Balkans and Middle East and is still an active member of the ESO Program Committee. He is also member of the ESMO Education Committee and of the ESMO Guidelines Task Force. He is Member of the Editorial Board and Reviewer in 6 International Journals. He has approximately 200 publications in peer-reviewed International Journals and around 2000 citations.
F. Roviello
Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, Unit of Surgical Oncology,
University of Siena, Viale Bracci 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
Andreas Sendler

Unniv.-Prof. Dr. A. Sendler
Direktor der Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik
Marienhospital Herne
Klinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Hölkeskampring 40
44625 Herne

Krishna K. Singh , FRCS (Gen)
Consultant Surgeon,
Specialist in Upper Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery,
Worthing and Southlands Hospital
Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2DH

Tuttle TM, MD
University of Minnesota
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology,
420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis , MN , USA

Cornelis J.H. van de Velde
Cornelis J.H. van de Velde, MD, PhD Professor of Surgery Leiden University Medical Center Department of Surgery, K6-R P.O. Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden The Netherlands phone: +31 71 526 2309 fax: +31 71 526 6750 mobile: +31 6 5322 6758
Young-Woo Kim

Head, Center for Gastric Cancer, Hospital;
Principal Scientist, Gastric Cancer Branch, Research Institute;
Adviser, Teleconference Support Team, Division of Education & Training,  
National Cancer Center, Korea.
Chair, Medical Working Group, Advanced Network Forum.

809 Madu-1 dong, Ilsan-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 411-764, Korea
CP: +82-11-9869-1635
E-mail:gskim at

Univ. Prof. Dr. Johannes Zacherl
Univ. Clinic of Surgery
Upper GI and Bariatric Service
Medical University of Vienna
AKH 21.A
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
A-1090 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 40400 5622
F.: + 43 1 40400 5641

Zeyi Zheng, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 77030


Zeyi Zheng, is currently a Postdoc in the Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center of Baylor College of Medicine. Since 2002, he has been working on cancer research for more than 10 years in Baylor College of Medicine as well as National University of Singapore. His research interests are breast cancer development and targeted therapies, nuclear receptors, Ras oncogene, and drug repositioning. Please refer to my CV for more information on my research background.

Elias Zintzaras, MSc, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Zintzaras is Head of the Department of Biomathematics at the University of Thessaly School of Medicine. He holds a degree in Applied Mathematics, an MSc in Biometry, and a PhD in Biomathematics and Evolutionary Genetics. He has worked as Biostatistical consultant at the British MRC National Institute for Medical Research and the Greek National Organization for Medicines. He has been Expert Biostatistician at the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products. He has been Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study/Collegium Budapest and Head of the Informatics Department at the Greek National Agricultural Foundation. His research focuses on meta-analysis, genetic epidemiology, mathematical modeling, Monte-Carlo modeling, bioequivalence testing and bioinformatics.

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