Introduction of the OAAD Oncology and Cancer Research Group

The OAAD Oncology and Cancer Research Group is one of the hundreds of sub-research groups of OAAD that will focus on delivering quality research on cancer treatment, understanding of the latest trends and mechanisms of cancer diagnosis, and therapeutic approach for current cancer prevention and aid prognosis. The research group has carried out several projects which involve a review of the survival rate of breast cancer and lung cancer across the African continent using a meta-analysis approach which is the first of its kind to be done in Africa. The results of which might proffer a solution to current issues faced by African due to non-communicable diseases like cancer. Currently, we are also surveying the diagnostic accuracy of some common equipment used for breast cancer screening in Africa, to see how effective and how much of this equipment is available in hospitals across Africa.

Introduction to our members and Research Summary

Leadership of OAAD Oncology and Cancer Research Group


Coordinator: Temitope Emmanuel Komolafe (Ph.D)


Dr. Komolafe Emmanuel Komolafe is currently an Assistant Professor at the Collaborative Research Centre, Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Shanghai. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Biomedical Engineering, ShanghaiTech University from 2021 to 2023. His research interests focused on the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics in medical image acquisition and analysis like computed tomography reconstruction algorithms, detection and diagnosis in breast, lung cancer, and other vital organs. He is also proficient in meta-analysis techniques. He is the current research Coordinator of OAAD Oncology and Cancer Research Group.


Assistant Coordinator: Abi Manzama-Esso


Abi Manzama-Esso is currently a Ph.D. student at the Yunnan cancer biotherapy and chemotherapy center, the third affiliated hospital of Kunming Medical University, the Yunnan Cancer Hospital. She obtained her Master's degree in Immunology from the school of basic medical science of Kunming Medical University. Her research interests focused on Cancer Immunotherapy, mRNA vaccines, and gene delivery systems. She is the research Secretary of OAAD Oncology and Cancer Research Group.

Secretary: Okeke Marvellous Chimgozirim


Okeke Marvellous Chimgozirim is a Master's student at Southeast University Nanjing, affiliated with Zhongda Hospital. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery from the School of Medicine of Southeast University. Her research interest is Cancer chemotherapy, Cancer Immunotherapy, and Cancer drug delivery systems. She is a member of the research OAAD Oncology and Cancer Research Group



1: Fangnon Firmin Fangninou

He is currently Ph.D. student at State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University with a main focus on potential mechanisms underlying cancer metastasis under multigenerational persistent organic pollutants (POPs) exposure in Drosophila melanogaster. His current research interests involve spatial transcriptomic analysis and machine learning for the prediction of essential genes. He is a member of OAAD Oncology and Cancer Research Group.

2: Peter, Samuel Emeka

Peter Samuel Emeka is currently a Ph.D. student at the Center of Cancer Immunology at Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained his MSc degree in the Biochemistry department at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He focuses his research on Cancer Immunotherapy and Autoimmune disease Therapy. Presently, he is a member of OAAD Oncology and Cancer Research Group.

3: Innocent Okohi AGIDA


Innocent Okohi AGIDA is currently a PhD student in the Joint Degree Program between CHINA and ISRAEL (Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine & Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel - Medical College). He obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria. He has previousy worked on the Biochemical and Immunological aspect of Malaria parasites and as well as co-infection of Malaria parasites and other Neglected Tropical Diseases and currently his research focuses on Cancer & Immunology, Chemotherapy and drug resistance. He is currently a member of the OAAD Oncology and Cancer Research Group.

4: Mkliwa Koumbia

Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo (Japan). Mkliwa Koumbia is focusing on developing new generations of wearable electrochemical biosensors that can be used for the early and accurate detection of human biomarkers allowing better management of infectious/non-infectious diseases.

5: Olovo Chinasa Valerie

Chinasa Valerie Olovo is a PhD student in Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang China. Her research focuses on the effect of bacterial membrane vesicles in the onset and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and inflammatory bowel disease-associated colorectal cancer (IBD-CRC). Since this disease is of multifactoral cause, she seeks to identify different pathways activated by these membrane vesicles in exacerbating inflammation in IBD/IBD-CRC or improving the ailment. She is an active member of the prestigious OAAD Oncology and Cancer Research Group.

6: Kisembo Peter

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Kisembo Peter has completed a Master's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Wuhan University, china as well as a Master's of Science in Public Health from the University of South Wales, United Kingdom. Additionally, Kisembo Peter holds a Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda. His research focus centers on liver cancer diagnosis and therapy.

7: Bolorunduro Janet Oluwasola

Contact: janetbolorunduro@gmail .com
Boloruduro Janet Oluwasola is a Ph.D. student at the Harbin Institute of Technology Massive Data Computing Research Center, Faculty of Computing, Department of Computer Science and Technology Harbin China. She obtained her Master's in Information Technology from the National Open University of Nigeria. Her research interests focused on Data Mining, Massive Data Computing, Machine Learning, Graph Databases, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, etc. She is a member of the OAAD Oncology and Cancer Research Group, Data Analysis Wing of the Group.

8: Bolor Juval Avala Ntsigouaye, MS, MSc-ID, PhD

An infectiologist, Dr Avala Ntigouaye Juval, is currently a PhD conferred from Harbin Medical University, Department of Microbiology, Harbin, China. His doctoral dissertation was on Coxsackievirus B infection and related diseases. His research goals and interests include elucidating the effect of targeted inhibitors on the tumor immune microenvironment, understanding the functional roles of candidate cancers, screening and risk factors associated breast cancer, and screening and early detection of Human papillomavirus associated anal and cervical cancers. Where, on the one hand, he described the genetic divergence of HPV35 with the geographical and anatomical association in infected patients, heterosexuals, and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) at risk for HIV and oncogenic HPV acquisition in this population. On the other hand, the mechanisms targeting the potential targets for CVB infection prevention and treatment.

9: Dr Emmanuel Kwateng Drokow

Dr Emmanuel Kwateng Drokow is a postdoctoral fellow at Hunan Key Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology of Central South University. He completed his PhD and master’s degree in Oncology from Zhengzhou University and Xi’an Jiaotong University respectively. His main research focus on the use of radiation therapy to improve cervical cancer, classification models using ML and DL, health awareness and policy. He also conduct multidisciplinary research and proficient in meta-analysis techniques. He served as a Guest Editor, for European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJOG ISSN: 2709-0086) and peer reviewer.