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Fighting inequality in cancer research

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Published on 22, March, 2024

Dr Olugbenga Samuel Oyeniyi
Dr Olugbenga Samuel Oyeniyi

Olugbenga was a clinical scientist dreaming of finding a cure for malaria until he read that one in four black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, compared with one in eight white men. The realisation prompted a change in his research focus.

He tells health journalist Jacqui Thornton: “I thought, ‘Woah, this is affecting me” — I’m the eldest of four brothers. And not just me, but my community.”

Read Olugbenga’s full interview with Jacqui here.