Gary D. Stoner
Major Organizing Committee Member
Medical College of Wisconsin
Gary Stoner, PhD., is professor emeritus in the College of Medicine, Ohio State University. His areas of expertise are chemical carcinogenesis and cancer chemoprevention. His early research was focused on lung cancer and tobacco carcinogenesis. Later he investigated the cancer preventative effects of naturally-occurring isothiocyanates and found them to be potent inhibitors of N-nitrosamine carcinogenesis. He then pioneered a “food-based” approach to cancer prevention using freeze-dried black raspberries. The berries significantly reduce tumorigenesis in the oral cavity, esophagus and colon of rodents and regress premalignant lesions in these same tissues in humans. His laboratory identified multiple mechanisms of cancer prevention by berries. His research is documented in more than 350 peer reviewed publications. He has received numerous awards for his research including the US NIH Merit Award and he is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award and an Honorary Doctorate from Montana State University.
Identification and use of naturally-occurring compounds to prevent cancer of the oral cavity, esophagus and colon