Cancer Chemoprevention

Program

The goal of the Chemoprevention Program is to prevent cancer through pharmacological intervention or nutritional guidance. Development of effective chemopreventive agents requires identification of the points in cancer progression at which medical intervention or nutritional could inhibit, reverse and/or delay development of certain cancers.

People

Program Members

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    Afaq Ph.D., Farrukh, Associate Scientist

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    Athar Ph.D., Mohammad, Senior Scientist

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    Atigadda Ph.D., Venkatram, Associate Scientist

    I am originally from Hyderabad, a city located in southern part of India. After a BS degree in pharmacy I came to the US for graduate education at Auburn University. I obtained a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University.

    After my PhD, I came to UAB in pursuit of a post-doctoral fellowship. After completing my post-doctoral work, I accepted a research faculty position at UAB.

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    Barnes Ph.D., Stephen, Senior Scientist

    Dr. Barnes was trained in Chemistry and Biochemistry in the UK. He joined UAB in 1977 and pursued research on bile acids and latterly polyphenols, particularly soy isoflavones. He was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) in 1985 and Full Professor in 1994. He has received NIH support from several areas to pursue the conjugation of bile acids, the chemistry, biochemistry and physiology of polyphenols, the underlying chemistry of lens cataracts and the use of omics approaches in biomedica...

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    Cantrell BSN, DNP, CRNP, Wendy, Associate Scientist

    Dr. Cantrell has been at UAB Dermatology since 2000. She is the manager of the Dermatology Clinical Research Unit, and she enjoys seeing medical dermatology patients as well.

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    Coric Ph.D., Tatjana, Associate Scientist

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    Dickinson Ph.D., Dale, Associate Scientist

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    Elmets M.D., Craig, Senior Scientist

    Dr. Elmets major research interests focus on environmental influences on the skin and on the immune system. His research has investigated how ultraviolet light and other environmental agents interact with immunological function of the skin. Initial studies in mice showed that in vivo exposure of murine skin produced a local deficiency in the antigen presenting function of skin, thereby resulting in the preferential generation of antigen specific regulatory T-cells. Studies examining the mechanis...

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    Eto Ph.D., Isao, Scientist

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    Grizzle M.D., Ph.D., William, Senior Scientist

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    Kedishvili Ph.D., Natalia, Senior Scientist

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    Kennedy M.D., Gregory, Senior Scientist

    Dr. Kennedy is certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Kennedy’s main interest is in laparoscopic approaches to complex colorectal disease. He has experience with all advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive approaches including single-incision laparoscopy and robotic surgery. His clinical areas of expertis...

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    Krontiras M.D., Helen, Senior Scientist

    Dr. Krontiras, a breast surgical oncologist, is the Medical Director of the UAB Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, a clinic in which medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists work together to see approximately 450 new breast cancer cases each year. She is the Co-Director of the Lynne Cohen Preventive Care Program for Women's Cancers at UAB and the Co-Director of the Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic. In her role as Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory Qual...

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    Li M.D., Ph.D., Yuanyuan, Associate Scientist

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    Morgan, Douglas, Senior Scientist

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    Morlandt D.D.S., M.D., Anthony, Scientist

    Anthony Morlandt, M.D., D.D.S., FACS
    Dr. Morlandt was born and raised in Floresville, Texas and graduated from Baylor University. He completed his DDS magna cum laude at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas, and received his MD and internship and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Morlandt then went on to complete a fellowship in head and neck oncology and microsurgery at the University of Flori...

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    Muccio Ph.D., Donald, Senior Scientist

    I was raised in a small town in northeast Ohio. My parents were either first or second generation Italian-Americans. We had an extended family where my aunts and uncles were like parents, and my cousins were my sisters and brothers. Our motto was family, food, and fun. My parents were never formally educated but they valued it greatly. They instilled a sense of hard work that only a middleclass immigrant family can, while we played and watched sports. My brothers and I worked hard and when we we...

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    Nix M.D., Jeffrey, Associate Scientist

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    Piyathilake Ph.D., Chandrika, Senior Scientist

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    Renfrow Ph.D., Matthew, Senior Scientist

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    Slominski M.D., Ph.D., Andrzej, Senior Scientist

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    Tollefsbol Ph.D., Trygve, Senior Scientist

    Dr. Tollefsbol is a professor of Biology and a senior scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and the Comprehensive Diabetes Center. He is director of the UAB Cell Senescence Culture Facility, which he established in 1999.

    Dr. Tollefsbol holds doctorate degrees in molecular biology and osteopathic medicine and has published over 120 articles related to the fields of epigenetics, telomerase, aging, and c...

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    Yusuf Ph.D., Nabiha, Scientist

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