“George D. Behrakis” Research Lab

The “George D. Behrakis” Research Lab is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art lung function laboratory, donated by the Behrakis Foundation, Boston MA, to the Hellenic Cancer Society.

The purpose of the laboratory is to:

  • Function within the framework of the donor’s vision
  • Stay up-to-date with scientific and technological advances in the field of lung function
  • Promote smoking prevention and cessation, especially among youth
  • Develop international collaborations for successful tobacco prevention
  • Conduct academic research studies

The scientific research conducted at the laboratory focuses on:

  • Study of respiratory mechanics
  • Study of the impact of active and passive smoking on the respiratory system
  • Design and implementation of smoking prevention and cessation programs specifically aimed at children and adolescents

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology certified by the ISO quality system (BS EN ISO 9001: 2008), the Laboratory offers a variety of routine and sophisticated lung function tests. A dynamic, multidisciplinary and passionate team of experts, respiratory physicians, public health specialists, nurses, biologists, psychologists, and bio-technicians work together in synchronized harmony toward medical, educational and social research excellence.


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