Dr. Efstathiou holds a M.D. from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency training in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. He serves as Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at MGH. His clinical practice focuses on treatment of patients with prostate cancer and other urologic cancers, as well as proton beam and brachytherapy. His current clinical research interests include adverse effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer, effects of obesity/lifestyle modification on cancer control, long-term outcomes and late toxicities with bladder-sparing chemoradiation, and investigations into proton beam and other emerging technologies for prostate cancer. He is actively involved in clinical trial design both at MGH and within the national cooperative group, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), where he serves as RTOG Chair of the Comparative Effectiveness Subcommittee. A primary focus of his at this time is in comparative effectiveness and the development of a randomized trial of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) versus proton beam using patient-reported outcomes, as well as developing the infrastructure for a national radiation oncology registry by leveraging health information technologies. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in cancer genetics and remains active in translational science. Other educational/outreach efforts in which he is engaged include the development of web-based prostate cancer patient decision aids and an effort to provide ongoing training to foreign radiation oncologists.
Focused radiation therapy for localized muscle invading bladder cancer in the setting of selective bladder preservation: whole transcriptome analysis based treatment stratification.
PI, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Thematic Priority Translational Research Award ($50,000)
Treating prostate cancer patients with drugs that block hormonal activity does not appear to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to a study led by MGH researchers