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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
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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
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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
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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
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«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
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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
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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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Editor’s Choice in Respirology

The Research Lab team is pleased to announce that our recently published article in the Respiratory Journal was recently chosen as Editor’s choice for the March 2018 Issue (Issue 23.3)! You can read our abstract below and access the full article on the RESPIROLOGY website. The news was also shared on Respoirology’s Twitter account! The Greek study...

Μάρτιος 5, 2018Μάρτιος 5, 2018
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World Cancer Day – February 4th, 2018

What is Cancer? Cancer is a generic term for a group of diseases and can affect any body organ. Cancer arises from the interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Known environmental carcinogenic factors can be: Physical (ie. Ultraviolet radiation) Chemical (ie. Components of tobacco smoke) or Biological (ie. infections from viruses, bacteria or parasites) Presentation...

Φεβρουάριος 1, 2018Φεβρουάριος 2, 2018
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Influenza

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a highly contagious illness for all ages and is spread easily from person to person by coughing, sneezing, or touching contaminated surfaces. Flu Symptoms Fever (temperature higher than 37.8ºC) that lasts 2-5 days Headache and muscle aches Fatigue Cough and sore throat may also be present Flu symptoms usually...

Ιανουάριος 12, 2018Ιανουάριος 19, 2018
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