William Li

Angiogenesis Foundation

Dr. William Li’s 2010 TEDTalk “Can we eat to starve cancer?” will be shown, and he will be in the audience to update us on the role of sustainable food in preventing disease. Dr. Li heads the Angiogenesis Foundation, a nonprofit re-conceptualizing global disease fighting. Many of society’s most devastating diseases — cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, to name a few — share a common denominator: faulty angiogenesis, the body’s growth of new capillary blood vessels. While researching under Harvard surgeon Judah Folkman, who pioneered the study of angiogenesis, Li learned how angiogenesis-based medicine helps patients overcome numerous diseases by restoring the balance of blood-vessel growth. 
He also learned how the foods we select can play a critical role in preventing the development of blood vessels that help fuel the development and growth of cancerous tumors.