Ömer Küçük, MD

Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology, and Urology

Emory University School of Medicine

Office: Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Phone: (404) 778-3460

Fax: (404) 778-3110

Email: omer.kucuk@emory.edu

Biography

Dr. Ömer Küçük is a medical oncologist with a major interest in nutrition and cancer prevention. He conducted the first clinical trials to show the benefits of soy and lycopene supplements in prostate cancer treatment.

Dr. Küçük came to Emory from the Karmanos Cancer Center at Wayne State University in Detroit where he was a professor and co-leader of the population sciences and prevention program and member of the genitourinary and head and neck cancer multidisciplinary groups. Before joining the medical staff at Wayne State University, Dr. Küçük served as professor and researcher at the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu.

Dr. Küçük 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. In 2015, Dr. Küçük was selected as a Principal member of the Turkish National Academy of Sciences.

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Research

Nutrition and cancer therapy are Dr. Küçük's primary research focus, and he has published extensively on various nutrients in combination with chemotherapy and radiation. He 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, metastasis, inflammation and oxidative stress in a variety of cancers.

In 2016, Dr. Küçük received the Cancer Researcher of the Year Award from Gateway for Cancer Research.

Publications

Dr. Küçük has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, review articles and book chapters to his credit, and he is on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. He has mentored numerous students, residents and fellows.

Clinical Trials

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