Coordinator: Demetris Papamichael, CY
The Gastrointestinal Cancer Program has been implemented in 2020 by Demetris Papamichael, a preminent medical oncologist in the field of gastro-intestinal cancer and cancer in the elderly, who is Director of Medical Oncology at the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Gastro intestinal cancers represent almost 1/4 of all cancers diagnosed in adults and include colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer and liver cancer. During the ESO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, a full day is usually devoted to these tumour. A dedicated coordinator was needed, to revise and select the relevant topic including early diagnosis, screening, molecular pathology and genetics, treatment of early and advanced disease and to adapt the lectures to the specific regional situation.
The ESO Gastrointestinal cancer program will continue the collaboration with ESMO and present the gastrointestinal observatory within the ESMO GI conference that will be held in Barcelona every year. A forecast of what will be relevant for the next year will be presented including in the discussion Surgeons, Medical Oncologists, Pathologists, Patients and Nurses.