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Female scientist helps identify gene causing spread of prostate cancer

Antonina Mitrofanova wanted to become an oncologist, but change to computer science and now she   is helping to fight cancer. Currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Health Professions and a research member of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Mitrofanova was lead author of a Rutgers study that found that a specific gene in cancerous prostate tumours indicates when patients are at high-risk for the cancer to spread, suggesting that targeting this gene can help patients live longer.

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Janssen hosts prostate cancer awareness event ‘More Time for Life’

On Saturday 8th December 2018, Janssen, one of the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, invited guests to ‘More Time For Life!’, a one day health and social networking event that aimed to encourage men to be more proactive in taking control of their health in general and prostate health in particular. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Nigeria and will affect one in four black men in their life time. The event took place at Astro Turf Ikoyi.

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