Q:Great show with Dan Barber yesterday. At the end he mentioned a doctor that was doing some work with diet and cancer. Can you forward the name of the doctor and/or contact, book informatiom, etc. Thanks
by Trent Gilliss, senior editor
Thanks for the question. The name of the medical researcher is Dr. William Li, president of the Angiogenesis Foundation in Boston at Cambridge. For future reference, one of the best places to look for this information is in the show’s transcript page. We provide a free transcript for each show that’s available each Friday.
In case you are wondering (because I was), “anti-angiogenesis” is the preventing of the abnormal growth of capillary blood vessels in the body, which, in this case, feed malignant tumors. Here’s a great TED Talk from last year’s Long Beach conference in which Dr. Li explains — and presents some striking visuals — that the first, and most important, step in fighting cancer is eating foods that cut off these tumor’s supply lines.