Curcumin: Nature’s Answer to Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases with Dr. Ajay Goel


Curcumin is the main topic of discussion between host, Dr. Eugene Zampieron, ND, AHG, and Dr. Ajay Goel PhD.

Ajay Goel, Ph.D., is a Professor and Director of the Center for Translational Genomics and Oncology, at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX.
Dr. Goel 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 the recently published book Curcumin: Nature’s Answer to Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases.

A primary inventor on more than 15 international patents aimed at developing various biomarkers for the diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of gastrointestinal cancers, Dr. Goel is currently using advanced genomic and transcriptomic approaches to develop novel DNA- and microRNA- based biomarkers for the early detection of colorectal cancers.

Dr. Goel 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, Clinical Cancer Research, Carcinogenesis, PLoS ONE, Scientific Reports, Epigenomics, Future Medicine, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, World Journal of Gastroenterology. He also serves on various grant funding committees for the National Institutes of Health and several international organizations.


Contact Information:
214-820-6852 (Phone)
214-818-9292 (Fax)

Image credits:

Boswellia By Peter Presslein – photo taken by Peter Presslein, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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