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Sept. 18, 2003

BPS Professor Makes Presentations World Wide

Dr. Paul Sylvester, professor in the Basic Pharmaceutical Science Department at ULM, has several areas of research interests, one of which is in the area of breast cancer. Sylvester will speak on "Potential Health Benefits of Palm Tocotrienol in the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer" at the XIV International Palm Oil Conference, Cartagena, Columbia, South America, on September 23-26. Also on October 26-30, Dr. Sylvester's graduate student, Sumit Shah, will present a research paper on the mechanism by which vitamin E kills breast cancer cells at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist (AACP) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Throughout the summer Sylvester has spoken at many events around the world. He presented research on the "Role Tocotrienols in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer" in Tokyo, Japan. He also spoke in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia International Palm Oil Congress (PIPOC). And, the BPS laboratory presented a research paper at the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), in Washington, D.C.

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