Cancer scholarship pledged to Western Sydney University
The Mark Grundy Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Group Inc (OCAGI) has pledged $39,000 to fund a three year PhD in Western Sydney University's School of Medicine.
Western Sydney University student and PhD candidate Prapti Shrestha will aim to develop earlier diagnostic tools, prevention strategies and more effective treatments for oesophageal cancer.
Founder of the Mark Grundy OCAGI, Polly Grundy presented a $20,000 cheque to the University's Dr Vincent Ho.
Ms Shretha's research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr Vincent Ho and Dr Jerry Zhou.
Over 1,300 people are diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in Australia each year, accounting for 1.4% of cancer cases in men and 0.8% in women. While it is uncommon the rates of oesophageal cancer are rising.
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