President, Lanre-Jacob Sarcoma Cancer Foundation
University of Lagos
Lanre Jacob, Playwright, Novelist, is a graduate from the University of Lagos in 1999 with a B.A. degree in Linguistics. Jacob came in contact with Dermato-fibro-sarcoma protuberance in his scalp at the age of ten, leading to several dangerous surgeries. His 30 year cancer experience led him into oncology research and cancer advocacy and in 2016, he established the Lanre Jacob Sarcoma Cancer Foundation, which has been working to support people with cancer and in carrying out sustained national cancer awareness among community groups across Nigeria.