Dr. Nicolaou comes to the Philadelphia Cancer Treatment Radiation Oncology Center from Fox Chase Cancer Center. Nicolaou's expertise and experience treating prostate and other kinds of cancer with the latest radiation technology led to his being listed as a Philadelphia magazine Top Doc for Radiation Oncology from 2009 to present. Dr. Nicolaou has extensive experience with IMRT, IGRT and 3D CRT. He also has been listed in Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors and America's Top Doctors for Cancer Treatment from 2009 through 2016.
Nicolaou received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town Medical School. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at the British Columbia Cancer Agency at the University of British Columbia. He completed a fellowship in radiation oncology at Fox Chase. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He has extensive experience treating Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, prostate, breast, lung, head and neck, gastrointestinal and melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. He speaks fluent Greek and Afrikaans.
A few of his accomplishments include the inception of the Total Body Irradiation and the Head and Neck radiation programs at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr Nicolaou was responsible for the leadership in UCSEPA’s development of the first outpatient Xofigo program. His team is currently working on implementing SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy) at the Bala Cynwyd location.
Nicolaou believes passionately in caring for the whole patient. "Cancer affects every aspect of life, and it is important to have a team that can address all of a patient's complex needs. Patients trust us to save their lives and to maintain their quality of life. We are fortunate to have the most progressive technology available to provide effective treatment, as well as the multidisciplinary team to address their physical, emotional social and financial concerns. Cancer is a very personal illness, and we are here to develop long-term relationships. I treat patients as though they were members of my family."