University hospital of Heraklion-General hospital ‘Venizelio’
Emmanouil Saloustros MD, D(Med)Sc was born in Athens, Greece, in 1975. He obtained his Medical Degree (MD) from the University of Thessalia in 2000 and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in medical oncology at the University Hospital of Heraklion (2010).
He conducted post-graduate research at the Section on Endocrinology & Genetics of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focusing on heritable disorders that predispose to cancer, mouse models of human tumours and related issues.
In 2013 he obtained his doctoral degree in cancer biology from the University of Crete School of Medicine.
Dr Saloustros is the founder and head of the hereditary cancer clinic at the University hospital of Heraklion-General hospital ‘Venizelio’ that serves the population of the island of Crete (approx. 500K inhabitants). He is the coordinator of the breast cancer group of the Hellenic Oncology Research Group ( www.horg.gr). Furthermore he is an active member of the Hellenic Society for Medical Oncology (HeSMO), the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the EORTC breast cancer group.
Dr Saloustros research is primarily focused on the BRCA1/2 associated breast and ovarian cancers, as well as on the hereditary syndromes that predispose to colorectal cancer in the Cretan population. In parallel he studies the genetics of non-BRCA1/2 associated breast cancer in collaboration with the breast cancer association consortium (BCAC).