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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

As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, University of Sunderland researcher Dr Olugbenga Samuel Oyeniyi has spoken to leading international science journal Nature about why he is fighting inequality in prostate-cancer research.

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.