One of Paa Kwesi Nduom’s children, Dr Edjah Nduom, has been appointed as Cancer Czar by sitting U.S President Joe Biden.
Dr Nduom is to lead a team to spearhead the United States’ fight against cancer.
A neurosurgeon, the son of the Ghanaian businessman and politician received his special appointment during a White House meeting held Wednesday, February 2nd 2022
.On that day, the Federal Cancer Moonshop Research Programme Initiative was launched at the White House.
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The President revealed he had chosen the American born Ghanaian to lead the fight against the deadly disease.
The initiative’s goal is to cut cancer death rates by 50% and improve the experience of battling it.
“Just as we harnessed science to develop cutting-edge COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, we will bring a sense of urgency in the fight against cancer.” Biden said.
Dr Edjah Nduom said: “From my vantage point, as a neurosurgeon scientist, constantly thinking of ways to treat cancer patients, to fight cancer, and seeing countless patients every year, I can confidently say this is the most exciting moment in history of our field,”
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The first black man to chair the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Dr Nduom holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Pennsylvania.