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Omer Kucuk, MD

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404-778-1900 Winship Cancer Institute 1365-C Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30322
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Titles Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Medical Oncologist
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Research Focus Omer Kucuk, MD, conducted the first clinical trials to show the benefits of soy and lycopene supplements in prostate cancer treatment. He is a Professor in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute. Nutrition and cancer therapy are Dr. Kucuk’s primary research focus, and he has published extensively on various nutrients in combination with chemotherapy and radiation. Dr. Kucuk has been conducting clinical trials with lycopene and soy isoflavones in combination with standard therapy for prostate cancer since 1996. He is also investigating the effects of micronutrients and phytochemicals on biomarkers of cell growth, differentiation, inflammation and oxidative stress in a variety of cancers.
Education 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, Illinois, and a Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.
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Memberships Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program
Awards 1998 College Teaching Award, Wayne State University 2000 President’s Achievement Award for Community Research, Karmanos Cancer Institute 2000 President’s Achievement Award for Outstanding Service, Karmanos Cancer Institute 2000 Faculty Research Excellence Award, School of Medicine, Wayne State University 2001–2002 Best Doctors in America® 2002 College Teaching Award, Wayne State University 2003-2004 Best Doctors in America® 2005-2006 Best Doctors in America® 2006 College Teaching Award, Wayne State University 2006 America’s Top Physicians 2007-2008 Best Doctors in America® 2009 Mark Bieber Academic Award from the American College of Nutrition Dr. Kucuk received the Mark Bieber Academic Award from the American College of Nutrition (ACN) in 2009. The award is presented each year by the ACN in recognition of academic excellence and outstanding professional dedication to the fields of nutrition and health. The ACN is comprised of physicians and professionals from many disciplines who share a common interest in promoting nutrition knowledge and its role in maintaining health and treating disease.
Cancers Treated Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer

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