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Dr. Michael J. Wargovich

Cancer Center Council Distinguished Chair In Oncology

University of Texas Health Science Center

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University of Texas Health Science Center

7703 Floyd Curl Drive Mail Code 7776

San Antonio, Texas 78229

United States

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 the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chie ... more

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Employment History

Professor of Molecular Medicine, Cancer Center Council Distinguished Chair In Oncology

UT Health Science Center

Senior Researcher

Cancer Therapy & Research Center

Manager, Development

Hollings Cancer Center

Director of the Basic-Research Program

South Carolina Cancer Center

Professor of Pathology

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Director of Basic Research for South Carolina Cancer Center

Palmetto Health

Professor of Pathology, Director

University of South Carolina

Education

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

B.A.

biology

Washington and Jefferson College

Ph.D.

PhD

Microbiology

Texas Tech University

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Michael Wargovich, a molecular medicine professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is studying foods with anti-inflammatory properties, including fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs, to see how they could aid in the fight against cancer. Read the story here. Here's a list, compiled by Wargovich, of foods with anti-inflammatory chemicals. Photo: TOM REEL, San Antonio Express-News

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Michael Wargovich, a molecular medicine professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is studying foods with anti-inflammatory properties, including fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs, to see how they could aid in the fight against cancer. Read the story here.
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Michael Wargovich, a molecular medicine professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is studying foods with anti-inflammatory properties, including fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs, to see how they could aid in the fight against cancer. Here's a list, compiled...


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Michael Wargovich, a professor of molecular medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, displays a small bag of mixed plant life remedies as he talks about his research on foods that inhibit cancer. Wargovich is studying foods with anti-inflammatory properties, including fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs. Photo: Tom Reel / San Antonio Express-News

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Michael Wargovich, a professor of molecular medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, displays a small bag of mixed plant life remedies as he talks about his research on foods that inhibit cancer. Wargovich is studying foods with anti-inflammatory properties, including fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs.
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Twigs, leaves and berries may sound like the diet of the destitute, but for molecular medicine professor Michael Wargovich, certain plants - like those in traditional medicines and food in developing countries - could be gold mines in the fight against cancer.
In his newly outfitted lab at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Wargovich and his staff are testing the cancer-preventing properties of green tea. They'll also soon start investigating the anti-inflammatory abilities of the neem tree, native to India , and which already is used in some toothpastes available in the United States.
Wargovich, 60, cited World Health Organization statistics showing that the hot spots for cancer will move south of the equator by 2020 as the population swells and its residents, immunized from many infectious diseases, live longer and assume a more Western lifestyle.
"They're giving up their traditional diets," he said. "The things that we've found are protecting us against cancer are disappearing as everybody tries to be homogenized and Western and going to fast-food places."
He said undetectable chronic inflammation sets people up for illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes. Yet foods with anti-inflammatory properties - fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs - are disappearing from the world's plate.
As a side project, Wargovich and an executive chef are developing an anti-inflammatory diet to reintegrate beneficial foods into modern-day dining. In April, Wargovich will give a free public lecture about cancer-fighting foods. Visit the Cancer Therapy & Research Center's website, CTRC.net, where details will be listed soon.
Back in his lab, he excitedly pops open plastic containers full of dried foliage, such as neem and the West African "headache plant," Bridelia ferruginea, which he admits looks like debris he swept off his driveway. He said he met with healers in Guinea to learn about plants in traditional medicines. In the case of the "headache plant," suffering clients boil it and inhale the steam.
"I'm just delighted to find that what we're told as general advice from grandparents and people from other cultures had a grain of truth in it," he said.
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Also interested in how plant compounds can reduce the side effects of current cancer therapies, Wargovich said he will start a clinical trial in South Carolina to test whether a neem mouthwash helps sooth painful mouth inflammation that occurs after patients with head and neck cancers begin therapy.
"The state of the art in 2013 from the oncologist is to put ice chips in your mouth and suck it up or they bomb you on narcotics to lessen the pain," Wargovich said, adding that combining a prevention chemical with therapy is "going to be the frontier for us."
In another experiment, he said, they are applying the antioxidant found in green tea to cancer cells to figure out how the compound inhibits cancer cell growth.
Wargovich likens a cancer cell to a car without brakes.
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Twigs, leaves and berries may sound like the diet of the destitute, but for molecular medicine professor Michael Wargovich, certain plants - like those in traditional medicines and food in developing countries - could be gold mines in the fight against cancer. Wargovich, 60, cited World...


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Dr. Wargovich earned his PhD in Microbiology at Texas Tech University and conducted post-doctoral studies at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto, Canada. Recruited to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, he conducted seminal research in the area of nutrition and cancer prevention. He is now at UT Health San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Wargovich is an excellent public speaker, translating hard science into understandable everyday language.
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Dr. Michael J. Wargovich & Chef Iverson Brownell have designed an Anti-Inflammatory culinary approach blending the most current science with skilled culinary innovation.


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Dr. Michael J. Wargovich & Chef Iverson Brownell have designed an Anti-Inflammatory culinary approach blending the most current science with skilled culinary innovation.

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