UoN researcher and team scoop cancer research award
The University of Nairobi (UoN) researchers are part of a research consortium that was awarded the American Association Cancer Research (AACR) Team Science Award on 16th April, 2023.
The UoN team led by Dr. Charles Waihenya was part of the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium team that got the award.
Dr. Waihenya from the Department of Surgery at the Faculty of Health Sciences leads UoN’s team that focuses on urological cancers in the consortium.
“This award recognizes an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious science that has advanced or likely will advance our fundamental knowledge of cancer, or a team that has applied existing knowledge to advance the detection, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of cancer,” read part of a statement posted on AACR website on 11th April, 2023.
According to AACR, researchers at the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium Team were recognized for their collective contributions to addressing cancer and health disparities by furthering the study of viral, genetic, environmental, and lifestyle risk factors for cancer in patient populations of African descent that have demonstrated far-reaching implications for the improvement of cancer etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in Black patient populations worldwide.