Richard Béliveau

Dr Richard Béliveau holds a doctorate in biochemistry, is head of the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine. He was Professor of Biochemistry at Université du Québec à Montréal, Professor of Surgery and Physiology at Université de Montréal and holded the Research Chair of Neuro-surgery and the Chair in the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer. He was researcher at the Oncology Department of Jewish General Hospital at McGill University. He was also a member of the Group for Experimental Therapy of Cancer. He is the founder of Angiochem, a biotech company that develops new drugs to treat diseases of the brain. He has also published more than 250 papers in scientific and medical journals. His research interests are cancer prevention and treatment. He is the author of best-selling books, entitled, "Foods that Fight Cancer", "Cooking with Foods that Fight Cancer", "Eating Well, Living Well" , "Death: the Scientific Facts" and "Preventing Cancer". His books have been translated into 25 languages in 35 countries.

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