Dr. Kedar N. Prasad earned a PhD in radiation biology from the University of Iowa and joined Brookhaven National laboratory for post-doctoral training. He then joined the University of Colorado Medical School where he became professor and director of Vitamins and Cancer research. In 1982, he was the first to show that vitamin E succinate can be used to kill cancer cells. He also demonstrated the novel concept that multiple antioxidants are more effective in killing tumor cells than individual antioxidants.
He has published over 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 25 books in the areas of nutrition and cancer, and nutrition and neurological diseases – particularly Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. These studies, supported by the National Institute of Health, were published in prestigious journals including Science, Nature, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.
Dr. Prasad has received several honors, including: an invitation by the Nobel Prize Committee to nominate a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Medicine for 1982; best review of 1998-1999 on antioxidants and cancer; best review of 1999-2000 on antioxidants and Parkinson’s disease; and best research paper of 2001-2002 on antioxidants and statin drugs, all from the American College of Nutrition. He is former president of International Society of Nutrition and Cancer.