Joe Biden Honours and Appoints Edjah Nduom as Lead of Cancer Moonshot to Curb Cancer Deaths
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Joe Biden Honours and Appoints Edjah Nduom as Lead of Cancer Moonshot to Curb Cancer Deaths

  • US-born Ghanaian neurosurgeon/scientist, Dr Edjah Kweku Nduom, has been named leader of the Cancer Moonshot project
  • The programme was first launched in 2016 and reignited by US President Joe Biden in 2022
  • The relaunch was hosted at the White House, with the mission to accelerate the rate of progress against cancer

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US-born Ghanaian neurosurgeon/scientist, Dr Edjah Kweku Nduom, has been appointed by US President Joe Biden to lead the Cancer Moonshot project to curb cancer deaths.

Dr Nduom, son of Ghanaian politician and businessman Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, was honoured at the relaunch of the programme at the White House on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

The Cancer Moonshot initiative was first launched by then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2016, with the mission to accelerate the rate of progress against cancer.

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US President Joe Biden and Ghana's Dr Edjah Nduom
Joe Biden Honours and Appoints Edjah Nduom as Lead of Cancer Moonshot Project. Photo credit: @WinshipAtEmory
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Exiting historic moment

During the relaunch of Cancer Moonshot at the White House on Wednesday, February 2, Dr Edjah Nduom described the renewed project as the most exciting moment in the history of his field.

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''I am thrilled to be able to be here to introduce someone that many of us consider to be the country's Patient Advocate in Chief, President Joe Biden.
''From my vantage point as a neurosurgeon/scientist, constantly thinking of ways to treat cancer patients to fight cancer, and seeing countless patients every year, and as a board member of the National Brain Tumour Society, I can confidently say that this is the most exciting moment in the history of our field,'' he said.

Dr Nduom, a renowned neurosurgical oncologist in Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, specialises in brain and spinal tumor, pituitary surgery, and skull base.

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Prof Nana Amfo Appointed First Female Substantive Vice-Chancellor of UG

YEN.com.gh previously reported that Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo has become the first woman to be appointed as the substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana.

The renowned Ghanaian Linguistics professor was appointed by the Governing Council of the prestigious university.

The appointment takes effect from Tuesday, October 26, 2021, making her the first woman to occupy the position since the institution was established in 1948.

Ghanaian Elected President of African Society of Cambridge University

Meanwhile, a Ghanaian PhD student, Amegah Alice Xorlali, has been elected President of the African Society of Cambridge University (ASCU).

Xorlali, a University of Ghana alumna, graduated with a first-class degree in 2018 and later received a scholarship to study for her master's in Comparative and International Education at the University of Oxford.

She is now pursuing her PhD in Education and International Development at Cambridge University, where she has been elevated to the leadership position.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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