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Lung Cancer Awareness Day

Cancer is a generic term for a group of diseases which can affect any body organ or system characterized by rapid, uncontrollable and abnormal cell growth and division, as well as the ability to spread throughout the body (metastasis). The cancer is usually named after the organ where it started from, for example lung cancer...

Αύγουστος 3, 2018Αύγουστος 3, 2018

Legionnaire’s Disease

In regards to the recent Legionella pneumonia cases that were reported in Athens, on behalf of The Institute of Public Health of The American College of Greece and the George D. Behrakis RESEARCH LAB of the Hellenic Cancer Society, Professor Panagiotis Behrakis and Dr. Anna Tzortzi provided the following health information for the public regarding...

Αύγουστος 1, 2018Αύγουστος 2, 2018

Free Spirometry testing for Victims of the Attica Fires

In light of the recent tragic events by the Attica fires, The George D. Behrakis RESEARCH lab of the Hellenic Cancer Society, is offering free Spirometry testing to all victims. All those who were exposed to the harmful smoke or fires, with or without a history of respiratory conditions, who would like to check their...

Ιούλιος 30, 2018Αύγουστος 2, 2018

Beach safety tips- 2018

A great thing about the summer, is that it is filled with fun at the beach! Read the tips below and be safe at the beach this summer. Pay attention to environmental conditions! Check weather conditions before you swim. For example, a lot of wind means big waves and currents, while storm and lightning means...

Ιούλιος 30, 2018Ιούλιος 31, 2018

«Learning to be Smoke-free!” English version of the elementary school notebook presented to H.E the President of the Hellenic Republic on July 5th, 2018

Our team at the George D. Behrakis Research Lab welcomed our benefactor Mr. Drake Behrakis, President of Marwick Associates and the National Hellenic Society of the United States to the Lab last week! During his visit, along with Professor Panagiotis Behrakis, Director of the Lab and the Institute of Public Health-The American College of Greece,...

Ιούλιος 17, 2018Ιούλιος 17, 2018

ENSP Conference 2018

Representatives of the team at the LAB attended the 2018 European Network for Smoking Prevention conference in Madrid, Spain, from June 14-16, to present some of the recent research conducted at the LAB. Presentation of results from the TACKSHS project, «Passive Exposure to E-cigarette Emissions: Minor Respiratory Effects”   Left: Stephanie Teloniatis, RN MPH, Researcher...

Ιούνιος 26, 2018Ιούνιος 26, 2018

World No Tobacco Day, May 31st 2018

In celebration of The World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day on May 31st 2018, the George D. Behrakis Research Lab, together with the Institute of Public Health of The American College of Greece, organized a Press Conference where the General Secretary of Public Health at the Ministry of Health of Greece, Mr. Ioannis Baskozos, Representative...

Ιούνιος 8, 2018Ιούνιος 11, 2018

We moved!

The Lab recently changed locations from Dorileou 8 to Ipitou 17b in picturesque Plaka! We are now located a 5-minute walk from Syntagma station on the Ground floor of the Institute of Public Health-The American College of Greece Building Our contact information has not changed. We can still be reached by our original phone number...

Απρίλιος 3, 2018Απρίλιος 3, 2018

Happy Easter! Καλό Πάσχα!

From all of us here at the George D. Behrakis Research Lab, we would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Easter holiday!   Please note the Lab will be closed for Easter holidays from April 5th and will re-open on April the 11th.        

Απρίλιος 3, 2018Απρίλιος 3, 2018

Would you like to have a smoke-free home?

Researchers at the «George D. Behrakis Research Lab” are looking for volunteers to participate in the «Tack-SHS” project that aims to examine exposure to second-hand smoke, in the residence of smokers. More information:  

Μάρτιος 23, 2018Απρίλιος 17, 2018
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