World-renowned professor of Epidemiology

World-renowned professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Dimitrios Trichopoulos served as Professor of Hygiene and Epidemiology and Director of the relevant Department of Medicine, University of Athens. He has also served as Director of the Department of Epidemiology School of Public Health and Director of the Cancer Center at Harvard University, USA.

He was Professor of Cancer Prevention and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Harvard, Chair Professor of Epidemiology at the Medical University of Karolinska in Stockholm and Member of the Academy of Athens.

As he noted, malignant tumors – which he investigated is what scares most people, although «half of us pass away due to a cardiovascular disease, more frequent are myocardial infarctions and about 20% are malignant tumors. Having said that, cancer is what frightens us most. And when one sets a dream and establishes a lifestyle in his youth, one wants to address the biggest enemy on time.»

Dimitrios Trichopoulos had many breackthroughs on his record, what he called his»contribution» as many have contributed to the discovery of viral aetiology of liver cancer. He has also been credited the discovery that passive smoking causes lung cancer, but the greatest focus is on breast cancer, on which he has developed a theory which is gradually becoming more widely accepted. Specifically, Trichopoulos has proven that the roots of cancer can be traved at a very early stage, even when the woman is in the fetus womb. “This is why we can not deal with cancer successfully simply with various preventive measures in adulthood”.

He died at 1st December 2014 on Evagelismos Hospital, Athens.

Read below Prof. D. Trichopoulos” interview at Team