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Alexios Matikas


Alexios Matikas

Institutionen för Onkologi/Patologi | Karolinska Institutet


Alexios Matikas is associate professor of oncology at Karolinska Institutet and senior consultant in medical oncology at Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden. His clinical and research interest lies in breast cancer.

Originally from Greece, he received his MD from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a state scholarship for academic excellence, a MSc in cancer biology and pathology from Athens Medical School as the valedictorian of all master’s programs, and a doctoral degree (PhD) in circulating tumor cells from University of Crete. Following the completion of his specialist training in medical oncology at the University Hospital of Heraklion, in 2016 he was awarded the ESMO Georges Mathé translational fellowship in immuno-oncology in order continue his postdoctoral research at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

Since his arrival at Karolinska, Alexios Matikas has been a member of Professor Jonas Bergh’s group. His research focuses on the tumor-host interactions in breast cancer, their prognostic and predictive implications, and the spatial architecture of the immune infiltrate. His research fellowship was awarded with the ESMO Best Fellowship award in 2018. Following the ESMO fellowship, his research has been supported among others by the Stockholm Region (clinical postdoc grant 2019-2022) and the Swedish Cancer Society (Junior Clinical Investigator award 2021-2027). In addition to his research activities, he works as consultant physician at the Breast Center of Karolinska Comprehensive Cancer Center and is heavily involved in teaching to oncology residents and undergraduate students at Karolinska.

Assoc Prof Matikas has been actively involved with ESMO throughout his career. Besides the 2016 research fellowship, he participated in the ESMO Leaders Generation Programme in 2019, he is currently a member of the ESMO Leadership Development Committee and the OncologyPRO Working Group and was previously a member of the Young Oncologists Committee and the ESMO Breast Cancer faculty.

Last update: February 2023

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