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Frontiers in Nutrition and Cancer Prevention: Online Series

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Is Curcumin the Spice of Life? A Look at Cancer Prevention Evidence

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT

Curcumin, the active ingredient in curry powder, has been used for centuries to treat many maladies. This phytochemical shows promising cancer prevention properties including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions.

We invite clinicians and researchers to register for the first free webinar in NCI's Frontiers in Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Series. Experts in the field of nutrition will update you on the role of curcumin, from basic science and clinical research to future directions.


Gabriela Riscuta, MD, CNS
Nutritionist, Nutritional Science Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Featured Presenters

  • Basic Science: Prevention of Primary and Secondary Cancer by Curcumin
    Adhip PN Majumdar, PhD, DSc
    Professor, Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute
    Senior Research Career Scientist
    John D Dingell VA Medical Center
    Detroit, MI
  • From Bench to Bedside: Curcumin Clinical Trial Results
    Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, FACS
    Director of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Research
    Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Shreveport, LA
  • Perspective on Future Research
    Bharat B Aggarwal, PhD
    Professor and Chief of the Cytokine Research Section at MD Anderson Cancer Center Ransom Horne, Jr., Endowed Professorship in Cancer Research
    Houston, TX

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