Mehmet Gunduz

Ankara UniversityTurkey

Dr. Gunduz graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey in 1990. He did residency at the department of otolaryngology in the same university from 1990 to 1994. From 1995 to 2009, he studied and worked in Japan in the field of his majors of otolaryngology head and neck surgery as well as human genetics in Wakayama Medical University and Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at various academic levels (from PhD student in human genetics to assistant professor). He has passed Japanese Medical Board. During this period, he led a discovery and identification of roles of several cancer-related genes such as ING1 and ING3. He has also been a visiting scientist in MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, USA. From 2009 to 2011, he worked as associate professor in Fatih University Medical School. From 2011 to 2013, he served as professor in Fatih University. From February 2013 to currently, he is now professor and Dean of Medical School in Turgut Ozal University. He both serves as surgeon of otolaryngology including cochlear implant and other neurootological operations as well as coordinator for researchers in the department of medical genetics in various projects including cancer, deafness, obesity and neurodegenerative diseases. He has over 170 publication in internationally indexed journals with an H index of 23 and more than 3500 citations as well as over 200 presentations at various levels in national and international meetings.

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Mehmet Gunduz

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in most countries and its consequences result in huge economic, social and psychological burden. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer type and the leading cause of cancer death among females. In this book, we discussed gene expression and DNA abnormalities including methylation in breast cancer. A recent important topic, roles of miRNAs and their potential use in cancer therapy have been discussed in this cancer type as well. Bioinformatics is very important part of recent human genome developments and data mining and thus this topic has also been added for the readers. It is hoped that this book will contribute to development of novel diagnostic as well as therapeutic approaches, which lead to cure of breast cancer.

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