Blue Faery awards liver cancer research prize
dr. Lewis R. RobertsMayo Clinic Gastroenterologist Wins Blue Faery Award
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama., April 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association is proud to announce the annual Blue Faery Award (BFA) for excellence in liver cancer research. Primary liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Blue Faery created the prize to reward healthcare professionals who develop innovative research on HCC.
After receiving the BFA, Dr. Roberts said, “I am honored to have been selected. I would like to direct the funds to the West African Institute of Liver and Digestive Diseases (WAILD) Foundation.”
dr. Lewis R. Roberts is Professor of Cancer Research in Gastroenterology and Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic. He is a Co-Principal Investigator of the Mayo Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Hepatobiliary Cancers. He is the author of over 400 articles, book chapters, letters and co-editor of the book Evaluation and Management of Liver Masses. He is President of Africa Partners Medical and the West Africa Institute for Liver and Digestive Diseases Foundation (WAILD). Dr. Roberts is a member of the advisory board of the Hepatitis Fund and a founding member of the Africa HepatoPancreatoBiliary Cancer Consortium.
President Andrea Wilson Woods said: “We had many applicants this year, including oncologists, gastroenterologists and scientists. We chose Dr. Roberts not only because of his extensive research into hepatobiliary cancers, but also because of his global commitment to reducing the burden of HCC-related disease and death. “
About the Blue Fairy
Blue Faery’s mission is to prevent, treat and cure primary liver cancer through research, education and advocacy. Blue Faery’s programs include its free liver cancer patient resource guides, an online liver cancer community for patients and families, and its love your liver public awareness campaign. M/s. Wood Wilson launched Blue Faery in honor of his sister Adrienne, who died of HCC at the age of 15. Had she survived liver cancer, Adrienne would be 36 today.
About the WAILD Foundation
The mission of the WAILD Foundation is to maintain the health of liver and digestive diseases by preventing, diagnosing and treating liver and digestive diseases in West Africa through the training of exceptional clinicians.
Andrea Wilson Woods
SOURCE Blue Fairy