Karam El-Bayoumy to deliver Dean's Lecture in Hershey on Oct. 22

October 14, 2009

An internationally known expert in cancer chemoprevention will be the featured speaker at the fall Dean’s Lecture. Karam El-Bayoumy will present “The Path to Prevention of Tobacco-Induced Lung Carcinogenesis Runs Through Basic Research” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in lecture room D.

El-Bayoumy holds an appointment as professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State College of Medicine and serves as associate director of basic research and program leader of the Chemical Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program of the Cancer Institute. He is committed to training the next generation of cancer researchers and continuing his focus on basic and translational research, and to promoting appropriate strategies for cancer prevention.

Continuously funded by the National Cancer Institute, El-Bayoumy’s research is focused on the prevention of environmentally and tobacco-related cancers by chemopreventive agents with emphasis on selenium combined with dietary manipulation. Because of his discovery of novel chemopreventive selenium compounds, El-Bayoumy was featured on the cover of Cancer Research journal in 1999.

The Dean’s Lecture series is jointly sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Faculty Organization at Penn State College of Medicine.

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