Demetris Papamichael is Director of Medical Oncology at the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre in Nicosia, a post he has held since 1999. He is also an Assistant Professor at St. George’s Medical School, University of London at the University of Nicosia Campus. He obtained his medical degree from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London in 1988. Dr Papamichael trained in internal medicine and obtained his Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) in 1992. His subsequent training in Medical Oncology was completed at the Royal Marsden and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals in London. Dr Papamichael is an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Merit Award winner. He is an active researcher and has participated in a number of Industry sponsored studies as well as clinical trials coordinated by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the UK Medical Research Council/National Cancer Research Institute.
Dr Papamichael’s main clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer, and cancer in the elderly. He has published his work in a number of peer-reviewed international journals. He is a member of ASCO, the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), and the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG). Recently he headed a Task Force responsible for developing recommendations for the management of colorectal cancer in the elderly under the auspices of SIOG. He is a member of the ESMO Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, the ESMO Gastrointestinal Tumour Faculty mamber and co-chairman of a recently formed ESMO/SIOG Cancer in the Elderly Working Group. Dr Papamichael is actively involved in the organisation and teaching of courses run by the European School of Oncology (ESO) and ESMO.