ecancer-AORTIC special issue on cancer research training in Africa

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Published: 27 Jan 2022
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Dr Solomon Rotimi - Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria

Dr Solomon Rotimi discusses a new ecancer-AORTIC special issue on cancer research training in Africa.

He begins by introducing the 'Beginning Investigator Grants for Catalytic Research (BIG Cat)' initiative which was founded by AORTIC and the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI). The initiative is aimed at helping young researchers from Africa conduct research that contributes to the understanding of cancer in Africa.

Dr Rotimi then talks about the aims of this initiative. He says that the main aim is to advance cancer research that is conducted in Africa through various means. He discusses the impact that the BIG Cat initiative has had on cancer research in Africa and mentions how some researchers have gone on to become independent researchers now gaining bigger grants.

Dr Rotimi concludes by listing and explaining the topics that are covered in this special issue.