Kholoud Alhaidari


student on campus

Cancer prevalence is on the rise. According to American Cancer Society, there is an assessment of 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed each year.  In 2014, about 585,720 Americans died of cancer, more than 1600 people a day.  Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded by heart disease and chronic lower respiratory diseases.  In the US, cancer is accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.  Our research focuses primarily on two Natural products and two synthesized compounds as anticancer agents. These compounds have never before investigated for antitumor activity.  Our hypothesis is that working with Curcumin, Chamomile, and compounds synthesized in our laboratory (AS-3-39 and AS-2-58) would provide us a future direction in order to find a potential drug for the most leading cause of death in the world.  More specifically, the goal of our studies is to improve treatment to tumor cell line like Cervical Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colon Cancer, Breast Cancer, and other forms of cancer.