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Dr. Michael J. Wargovich PhD

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University of Texas Health Science Center
7703 Floyd Curl Drive Mail Code 7776
San Antonio , Texas 78229
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Company Description: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in...   more

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  • Ph.D.
  • PhD , Microbiology
    Texas Tech University
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Web References Fall 2011 Article - "Supplements During Cancer: Help or Hype?", 1 Oct 2011 [cached]
"It's usually a function of dose," says Michael Wargovich, PhD, director of cancer chemoprevention at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
The Bryan-College Station Eagle > A&M, 7 June 2006 [cached]
Dr. Michael Wargovich, director of the Chemoprevention Program at the South Carolina Cancer Center, said fruits and vegetables can be seen as nature's medicine.
Compounds found in produce have been found by researchers to reduce the growth rate of pre-cancerous cells and are known cancer preventatives.
The problem is getting more people to consume their veggies, he said.
"Should we be eating more fruits and vegetables?Yes, but it's going to really be hard for people to do it unless there is some short-term benefit marker that says, 'persist and you will be well,'" Wargovich said.
Men's Health Magazine -- Men's Guide to Health, Dating, Weight Loss, Fitness, and Your Career, 5 July 2003 [cached]
"It looks extremely promising as a way to help prevent colon cancer," says Michael Wargovich, Ph.D., director of the basic-research program at the South Carolina Cancer Center.The best news:
Can tea prevent colon cancer? USC researchers receive $1.2 million NIH grant for study, 6 Aug 2002 [cached]
Dr. Michael Wargovich and Dr. Theresa Smith will use a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study whether drinking tea will help prevent colon cancer.
The study will link the research interests of Wargovich, a School of Medicine pathology professor, and Smith, a College of Pharmacy assistant professor.
"The consumption of green tea seems to be associated with a reduced risk for several types of cancer, including lung, stomach and pancreatic cancer," said Wargovich, director of basic science research at the S.C. Cancer Center, a collaboration of USC and Palmetto Health."But we don't know whether green tea and black tea are protective against colon cancer, the fourth-most common cancer in the world."
Most people associate green tea with the Orient.Black tea is more common to Americans because it is used for both hot and iced teas, yet all tea begins as green tea, Wargovich said.
"Green tea is made from the very first new growth of the tea bush, which is in the Camellia sinensis family," Wargovich said.
In our study, we will use lukewarm tea," Wargovich said.
In 2010 Iverson partnered with ..., 2 Aug 2014 [cached]
In 2010 Iverson partnered with Dr. Wargovich, one of the top cancer researchers in the country.
After all of the national and international experience Iverson is excited to steer his knowledge and experience towards bettering the health of all demographics through food and ongoing research in all demographics.
Michael Wargovich, Ph.D. Michael J. Wargovich, Ph.D., is an internationally known academic researcher in the area of nutrition and disease prevention with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Wargovich earned his PhD in Microbiology at Texas Tech University and conducted post-doctoral studies at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto, Canada. He was recruited to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston where he conducted seminal research in the area of nutrition and cancer prevention. Dr. Wargovich relocated to Charleston, SC working as Director of the Cancer Chemoprevention Program at the Hollings Cancer Center. As of late 2012 he was named the Co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program for the Cancer Treatment and Research Center at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antontio. He holds the Cancer Center Council Distinguished Chair in Oncology . Dr. Wargovich is an internationally recognized expert in the prevention of colorectal cancer and in the use of natural ant-inflammatory agents for the prevention of cancer, and published over 170 scientific articles and books. He is based in San Antonio, TX.
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