Omer Kucuk

Emory University, USA

0000-0002-4755-0507

Omer Kucuk is a Professor of hematology and medical oncology at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, GA, USA. He conducted the first clinical trials to show the benefits of soy and lycopene supplements in prostate cancer treatment. He is an internationally recognized physician and an expert on prostate cancer treatment. He also has an impressive track record of groundbreaking research in cancer prevention using nutritional components. Dr. Kucuk has more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, review articles, and book chapters to his credit, and he is on the Editorial Boards of numerous publications, including Cancer Detection and Prevention (CDP) and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention (CEBP). Dr. Kucuk is prominently involved in the U.S. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group as well as the Southwestern Oncology Group, groups that ensure patient access to the most promising clinical trials available today. He has also published extensively on various nutrients in combination with chemotherapy and radiation and has been conducting clinical trials with lycopene and soy isoflavones in combination with standard therapy for prostate cancer since 1996. His current investigations focus on the effects of micronutrients and phytochemicals on biomarkers of cell growth, differentiation, inflammation and oxidative stress in a variety of cancers. Dr. Kucuk earned his Medical degree at Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. He conducted a residency and fellowship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill, and a hematology and oncology fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.

Biography Updated on 5 December 2010

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