and Technology, Abuja, Sandra Musujusu, is reportedly developing an alternative treatment
for breast cancer. It is believed this treatment might lead to a
lasting solution in treating breast cancer.
in Abuja when the World Bank Education Director, Dr Jaime Saavedra
Chanduvi with his team visited the University as part of his assessment
tour of the 10 African Centres of Excellence (ACE) centres,
Musujusu’s research, using macromolecular science, is aimed at
developing bio-degradable polymer material which could be used as
alternative for the treatment of breast cancer in the near future. She
revealed that her research focuses on triple negative breast cancer
which is the aggressive sub-type of breast cancer that is common with
women from African ancestry.
Musujusu, who is from Sierra Leone, is conducting the research under the
sponsorship of the Pan African Materials Institute (PAMI). 10 Nigerian
tertiary institutions won slots to churn out special research works that
could compete effectively with global standards.
The universities include Redeemers University, Mowe; Ahmadu Bello
University, Zaria; University of Jos, Jos; University of Benin;
University of Port-Harcourt; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife;
Bayero University, Kano; Benue State University, Makurdi; and Federal
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; and African University of Science
and Technology, Abuja.
“My research is actually centred on the development of bio-degradable polymers for treatment of breast cancer.
“I will be focusing on triple negative chest cancer which is actually
the aggressive sub-type of chest cancer that is common with women from