Dr Demetris Papamichael is Director of Medical Oncology at the Cyprus Oncology Centre in Nicosia, a post he has held since 1999. 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. He became a Fellow of the Royal College (FRCP) in 2002. Dr Papamichael is an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Merit Award winner. He is an active researcher and has recently been involved in a number of clinical trials coordinated by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer and the UK Medical Research Council/National Cancer Research Institute (MRC/NCRI) Colorectal Trials Group. In addition, he is involved in translational research projects in colorectal cancer. Dr Papamichael’s main clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer, gynae malignancies, and cancer in the elderly. He has published his work in a number of peer-reviewed international journals. Dr Papamichael is actively involved in the teaching and organization of courses run by the European School of Oncology (ESO) and EORTC. He is a member of ASCO, the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), and the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG). Recently he headed a Task Force responsible for developing recommendations for the management colorectal cancer in the Elderly under the auspices of SIOG.