Name:Astras George MD, MRCP, MSc(UK)
Specialty: Medical Oncology Consultant
Medical School: Semmelweis University Of Medicine
Residency: Nicosia General Hospital, Cyprus
Fellowships: Clinical Research Fellow in Medical Oncology
Certification: Member of the European Society Of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
Member of the American Society Of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Member of the Oncology Multi-Disciplinary Teams at the American Medical Centre (AMC)
Member of Cyprus Medical Association
Member of Cyprus Oncology Society
Academic Interests: Lung, Breast, Gastro-intestinal, Renal Cancers, Sarcomas and Melanomas.
Professional Highlights: Involvement International Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials.
Development of Acute Oncology Service.
Development of End of Treatment Assessment-Oncology follow up and Assessment Guidelines.
Development of Oncology-Triage Guidelines.
Peer Review member of the European Medical Journal of Oncology.
Co - Developer of Electronic Prescribing System of Oncology
Co-author of the Medical Oncology Handbook for RBCH.
Development of Oncology e-learning modules.
Development of Patient Educational Neutropenic Sepsis DVD.
Training of Nurses & Doctors in Oncology, (Dorset Cancer Network, Royal Marsden Hospital).
Publications: Dunlop, M. G., S. E. Dobbins, et al. (2012). "Common variation near CDKN1A, POLD3 and SHROOM2 influences colorectal cancer risk." Nat Genet 44(7): 770-776.
G.Astras,Hickish.T ,L.Purandare Diagnosis and managemnet of Isolated Pituitary Metastasis from adenocarcinoma of uknown origin presenting as losss of libido. July 2012
G.Astras ,L.Purandare-Use of Avastin in cutaneous metastatic breast cancer July 2012
Geldart, T. and G. Astras (2011). "Isolated CNS relapse in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive esophagogastric cancer: effective treatment with trastuzumab after failure of surgery and radiotherapy." J Clin Oncol 29(23): e664-665.
Hickish, T., G. Astras, et al. (2009). "Glucose intolerance during adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer." J Natl Cancer Inst 101(7): 537.
An epidemiological assessement of the lifestyle Factors which may be associated with the development of Barretts oesophagus-CARBO study- Dr David Kerr,Dr T.Hickish,Dr.G.Astras,Dr.J.Ainley Jan 2007
Contact Info: 215, Spyrou Kyprianou Ave.
P.O. Box 25610, 1311
Tel: + 357 22 476 636
Fax: + 357 22 476 640
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