CANSA Researcher Wins Prestigious Award
Professor Raj Ramesar was recently awarded the prestigious Alan Pifer Research Award at the ceremony held at the University of Cape Town. Prof Ramesar of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Human Genetics Division, received the award for his research on familial colon cancer in previously disadvantaged population groups along the West Coast of South Africa. His work ranges from genetics to therapy.
CANSA has been funding this work for more than ten years and has awarded more than R1 million for the project which is still ongoing.
Head of CANSA Research, Dr Carl Albrecht, and Sue Janse van Rensburg, National Executive Director of CANSA, attended the Award Function.