Biden appoints Nduom’s son to serve  on National Cancer Advisory Board 

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The President of the United States of America( USA), Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has appointed the son of a renowned Ghanaian entrepreneur, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom to be a  member of the National Cancer Advisory Board.

Dr. Edjah K. Nduom,  who is the second born of  the Ghanaian business mogul  is an Associate Professor in Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine in the US. According to the White House website; www.whitehouse.govDr Edjah K. Nduom  was among the people  President Biden on Friday, May 10, 2024 appointed  to serve in key roles in his administration. 

The National Cancer Advisory Board plays an important role in guiding the Director of the National Cancer Institute in setting the course for the national cancer research programme. 

The National Cancer Advisory Board according to the White House statement,  will complement the Cancer Moonshot, which President Biden reignited to end cancer as “we know it-  including by making sure his Administration is investing in research and development that will help advance breakthroughs to prevent, detect, and treat diseases like cancer”.

About Dr Edjah K. Nduom 

Dr. Edjah K. Nduom, MD, is the Daniel Louis Barrow Endowed Chair and Associate Professor in Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Additionally, he leads the Brain Tumors Disease Group at Winship Cancer Institute. Nduom is renowned internationally for his contributions to the neurosurgical and brain tumor community, having founded the Society for Neuro-Oncology Sub-Saharan Africa and held roles such as Scientific Program Chair for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Brain Tumor Society.

His research spans basic, translational, and clinical realms, with a focus on developing innovative immune therapy treatments for malignant brain tumors. Supported by grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and private foundations, Nduom has presented his work at numerous national and international conferences.

Nduom obtained his B.S. in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2002 and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. He completed Neurosurgical training at Emory University, including a Research Fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology at the Surgical Neurology Branch of the NINDS. Following this, he pursued an additional Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he was honored with the Jesse H. Jones Fellowship in Cancer Education. Before returning to Emory, Nduom served on the faculty of the Surgical Neurology Branch of the NINDS Intramural Research Programme from 2015 to 2020.

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