Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Michel Obeid
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Michel Obeid

Industry: Science

Designation: Cancer researcher

Country: Lebanon

Lebanon’s Michel Obeid is potentially one of the most significant cancer researchers in the world.

In 2007, the then-25 year old discovered that a class of drugs used in chemotherapy treatments could trigger the immune system to detect and destroy cancerous cells.

As the early reports suggests, should the tests prove to be a success, then Obeid’s discovery could be a significant breakthrough in the treatment of cancer.