Turmeric is emerging as one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory spices. Several studies have discovered the cancer prevention effects of curcumin, a component found in turmeric. Tonight, curcumin researcher and expert, Ajay Goel, PhD will share findings from his latest research on the cancer prevention effects of curcumin.
About Dr. Ajay Goel
Ajay Goel, Ph.D., is a Professor and Director, Center for Translational Genomics and Oncology, at the Baylor Scott&White Research Institute, Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He has spent more than 20 years researching cancer and has been the lead author or contributor to over 225 scientific articles published in peer reviewed international journals and several book chapters. He is also the author of Curcumin: Nature’s Answer to Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases. He is currently researching the prevention of gastrointestinal cancers using integrative approaches, including botanical products. Two of the primary botanicals he is investigating are curcumin (from turmeric) and boswellia. Dr. Goel is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Gastroenterology Association and is on the international editorial boards of Gastroenterology and World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology. He also performs peer-reviewing activities for almost 50 scientific journals, as well serves on various grant funding committees of the National Institutes of Health.