Wanstead doctor who found link between race and prostate cancer made an MBE

PUBLISHED: 15:30 20 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:30 20 June 2013

Dr Frank Chinegwundho has been awarded an MBE

Dr Frank Chinegwundho has been awarded an MBE


A Wanstead doctor who proved that black men are at increased risk of prostate cancer has been made an MBE.

Dr Frank Chinegwundoh, of Redbridge Lane West, is a consultant urological surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust and was awarded for his services to the NHS.

But outside his day job, his research has led him to become chairman of charity Cancer Black Care, which supports sufferers and families fighting the disease.

Dr Chinegwundoh, 52, said the honour came as a “complete surprise”.

He added: “I hope it will be the Queen at the presentation, it will be exciting to go to the palace.”

Dr Chinegwundoh, a father of two, also advises the government based on his research into prostate and bowel cancer.

He was one of six Redbridge residents honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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