Frank Chinegwundoh has specialised in cancer care and raising awareness about prostate cancer symptoms throughout his career as an urologist. He has made great strides in raising the awareness of cancer-related diseases and, since 1998, has been chairman of Cancer Black Care (CBC), a charity set up within the black and minority ethnic (BME) community. CBC aims to influence the information, care and treatment of cancer, to ensure it is appropriate and sensitive to ethnic and cultural diversity.
In addition to his day job, Professor Chinegwundoh has run a drop-in clinic in Newham persuading men to be tested for prostate cancer, the results of which has led to over 300 men being tested and over 50 being referred for secondary care. This work led to the awarding of a Quality in Care, Excellence in Oncology award in the Helping People Live Longer category.
Inspiring the next generation
As well as sitting on government advisory committees, Professor Chinegwundoh also volunteers with numerous other charities including Reach Society, a social enterprise that seeks to encourage, motivate and inspire young black men to realise their potential and make viable transitions into adult life. He served as a mentor and career advisor at a school in Hackney during his spare time.
When asked about his time at St George’s, Professor Chinegwundoh said: “George’s is such a friendly and inclusive institution. It was a perfect melting pot and we had our own Tooting community. The friends I made then are still great friends now."