Konstantinos Tsilidis

Konstantinos Tsilidis

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Short Biosketch

I am an assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece. I was trained at the University of Athens, where I received a Bachelor's in Nursing and a Master's in Public Health, and at the School of Public Health of the John's Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, where I received a Master of Health Science in Biostatistics and PhD in Epidemiology. I performed post-doctoral training in Cancer Epidemiology at the University of Oxford in the UK. 

Research Interests

My research interests focus in cancer epidemiology, particularly the etiognosis and prevention of colorectal and prostate cancer, in genetic epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology, meta-analysis, and the methodological assessment and correction (via causal inference methods) of systematic errors in the biomedical literature.

Selected Publications

  1. Tsilidis KK, Papadimitriou N, Capothanassi D, et al. Burden of Cancer in a Large Consortium of Prospective Cohorts in Europe. J Natl Cancer Inst 2016;108, doi: 10.1093/jnci/djw127.
  2. Tsilidis KK, Kasimis JC, Lopez DS, et al. Type 2 diabetes and cancer: umbrella review of meta-analyses of observational studies. British Medical Journal 2015;350, doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7607.
  3. Panagiotou OA, Travis RC, Campa D,..., Tsilidis KK. A Genome-wide Pleiotropy Scan for Prostate Cancer Risk. European Urology 2015;67:649-657, doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2014.09.020.
  4. Tsilidis KK, Capothanassi D, Allen NE, et al. Metformin Does Not Affect Cancer Risk: A Cohort Study in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink Analyzed Like an Intention-to-Treat Trial. Diabetes Care 2014;37:2522-2532, doi: 10.2337/dc14-0584.
  5. Tsilidis KK, Papatheodorou SI, Evangelou E, et al. Evaluation of excess statistical significance in meta-analyses of 98 biomarker associations with cancer risk. J Natl Cancer Inst 2012;104:1867-1878, doi: 10.1093/jnci/djs437.


For a CV and full list of publications and citations, you can visit my personal webpage

Additional Info

  • Telephone: +30 26510 07734
  • Website: http://users.uoi.gr/ktsilidi/