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OAU Gets $2M Donation From US Cancer Research Institute For Research & Treatment Of Cancer

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OAU Gets $2M Donation From US Cancer Research Institute For Research & Treatment Of Cancer

OAU Gets $2Million Donation From CRI

May 11, 2017 – OAU, Obafemi Awolowo University Awarded $2Million By US-Based Cancer Research Institute For Research & Treatment Cancer

OAU Gets $2Million Donation From CRI,US Based Cancer Research Institute For Research & Treatment oF Cancer

OAU in Ile-Ife has been awarded $2 million by the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) in the United States, for research into treatment of the disease.

The head of CRI medical research team Dr. Peter Kingham, broke the news during a courtesy call on the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tony Elujoba.

He said the award was aimed at appreciating the management of OAU for its support to cancer researchers at the university’s College of Health Sciences that has been collaborating with other researchers from CRI to find a cure for cancer.

In a statement, OAU’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, recalled how the synergy between the two institutions began in 2010, adding that a 10-year plan, which could have probably led to the cash award was attained within a few years.

Kingham praised the dexterity of his colleagues at OAU, saying they were committed to finding cure to one of the leading causes of death.

Elujoba assured the CRI delegation that the donation would be judiciously used.

He challenged researchers to find a cure for cancer, which has hitherto defied cure, adding that the team should work toward making people seek help early enough instead of resorting to other means that would compound or worsen their conditions.

OAU College of Health Sciences Provost, Prof Adesegun Fatusi, said the CRI delegation visit is to further cement the research-and-training relationship that was established seven years ago to help mankind live well and long.




  1. Endurance

    May 11, 2017 at 2:19 AM

    $2million when converted into our naira is surely a huge amount to expend in the cancer research institute. I just hope that fund will not be misappropriated or defalcated by some corrupt officials in that institution.


    May 11, 2017 at 7:44 AM

    The official will start cancering their houses and luxury cars now, holiday in Paris and is about time some babes get rich…u know what I mean

  3. Big Aunty Koks

    May 11, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    It is unfair to generalize your comments about people you do not know. People are reading you and This laudable gesture should not be shot down to the detriment of our country without giving the researchers the chance to prove themselves.
    That a vocal minority is corrupt does not mean the entire populace is.
    Keep up the good work Cancer Research Institute and thank you for choosing Nigeria!

  4. fifelomo

    May 11, 2017 at 3:04 PM

    I hope the fund will be well utilized.

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