African Caribbean Cancer Consortium Wins Award at the AACR Annual Meeting

African Caribbean Cancer Consortium Members at the AACR Annual Meeting

The African Caribbean Cancer Consortium (AC3) won the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Team Science Award at the AACR Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

As stated by the AACR, "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."

AC3 was formed in May 2006 by Prof. Camille Ragin, Ph.D, MPH. Since it's inception, the consortium, through it's global network have collectively contributed to addressing cancer and health disparities by furthering the study of vital, genetic, environmental, and lifestyle risk factors for cancer in patient population of African descent that have demonstrated far reaching implications for the improvement of cancer aetiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in Black populations worldwide including here in Kenya where studies are currently ongoing at the University of Nairobi jointly with the Department of Surgery and the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology.

Dr. Charles Waihenya, P.I & Honorary Lecturer at the Department of Surgery, and AC3 member was on hand to accept the award with other AC3 members. Click here to see the other award winners from the AACR Annual Meeting.