Dental expert’s award funds cancer study

A dental public health expert has been recognised for his expertise in global oral health.

Professor David Conway, clinical senior lecturer in dental public health at the University of Glasgow’s dental school, was recently awarded a Union of International Cancer Control (UICC) Fellowship – the Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer study grant and a Visiting Scientist Award by IARC.

This has enabled David to take a research attachment with the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, for three months this summer.

HIs award-winning research, Socioeconomic Risk Factors Associated with Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancer, is the largest study of its kind and flags up the socio-economic influences upon those most likely to be affected disease.

His work involves taking foward research to explore socio-economic inequalities in head and neck cancer http://www.uicc.org/fellowships/study-grants.

The UICC is aiming to gather one million signatures for the World Cancer Declaration through the campaign ‘Sign now for a cancer free world’.

David urges colleagues and friends to support the declaration at www.uicc.org/declaration.

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