Aga Khan University on Friday received grants amounting to USD144,000 to boost innovative research to assist women living with Metastatic breast cancer.
The grant worth USD 25000 from Seeding Progress and Resources for the Cancer Community (SPARC) Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge was received by the Head of Medical Oncology Division at Agakhan University, Dr. Asim Shaikh.
The grant was given as a result of a partnership between the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Pfizer Oncology.
“I applied for this grant as I saw an opportunity to address issues of an ignored breast cancer population for whom a lot can be done at the grassroots level, especially in resource-constrained countries like Kenya,” Dr Asim said.
Asim said that the grant will enable Aga Khan University to develop an online interactive forum and a mobile app meant for Kenyan women living with Metastatic breast cancer.