A student at the African University of Science and Technology in Abuja, Nigeria, Sandra Musujusu, has developed an alternative treatment for breast cancer. Her scientific theory could lead to a sustainable solution in the treatment of breast cancer widespread among women around the world.
The good news was announced Tuesday in Abuja, when World Bank Education Director Dr. Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi visited the University as part of his 10-center evaluation tour Of the African Centers (ACE).
The World Bank disbursed about $ 10 billion for the ACE project in Nigeria as part of efforts to encourage leading-edge research and specialization of recipient institutions in specific development issues in Nigeria and even the continent African.
The research of Musujusu, using macromolecular science, aims to develop a biodegradable polymeric material that could be used as an alternative for the treatment of breast cancer in the near future.
She revealed that her research focuses on triple negative breast cancer which is the aggressive subtype of breast cancer that is common to African women.
Musujusu, a Sierra Leonean national, is conducting research under the patronage of the Pan African Institute of Materials (PAMI).
My research is actually focused on the development of biodegradable polymers for the treatment of breast cancer.
I will concentrate on triple negative breast cancer which is actually the aggressive subtype of breast cancer that is common to women of African descent.
I believe there is a bright future for Africa, and as a woman, there is much more we can do if we are allowed. This prize, which was awarded to me by PAMI, enabled me to face my studies with greater confidence and to really contribute to the advancement of Africa.
Good job !!