Kostas is a Senior Lecturer in Cancer Epidemiology at Imperial College London, and the co-Principal Investigator of our Global Cancer Update Programme.
I was interested in cancer research from the early years of my bachelor’s degree in nursing without any particular reason. When I continued postgraduate studies at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, this interest exploded just by being around worldwide experts in the field like Prof Elizabeth Platz, who ended up being my PhD supervisor.
No, I don’t, because I spend most of my time in front of a computer analysing and interpreting population data.
During the last year, I have initiated a new prospective epidemiological study in Greece, the Epirus Health Study, which is designed to investigate the aetiology [the study of the causes of a disease] of complex multifactorial diseases in Greece and I perceive this study as my ‘scientific child’.
Many different things at different ages! I was driven to the medical profession later in adolescence.
I don’t think I did …
Through your donations, World Cancer Research Fund is funding my research into nutrient-wide association studies, looking at lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancers.
You can read more about it on the World Cancer Research Fund International website: