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David Turner PhD

David P. Turner PhD

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  • Associate Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Academic Focus
  • Role of advanced glycation end products and cancer
  • Lifestyle, diet and cancer health disparity
  • Molecular biology of aggressive tumor growth
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David Turner is a tenure track Associate Professor at the National Cancer Institute designated Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. His strong British accent was homed growing up in the North of England where he completed his Honors Science Degree in Molecular Biology and Doctorate in Biochemistry at the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom. His passion is combining his scientific research on A.G.E.s with a total commitment to making the world “A.G.E. aware”.  His mantra is “I want to allow families to make more informed food and lifestyle decisions in order to allow them to live a longer life free of incapacitating disease for as long as possible”. He single-mindedly believes that “further scientific research and clinical trials are urgently needed if we are to successfully change current policies and food manufacturing processes in order to bring healthier food choices to everybody”.