Dr Roger Yazbeck
University of South Australia
Research Field: Gastroenterology
Dr Roger Yazbeck is currently developing a simple breath test for cancer of the oesophagus. Oesophageal cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease; symptoms often manifest in the late stages of the disease management leading to late diagnosis and poor prognosis. If caught late, survival rates remain extremely low, yet early detection can improve five year survival rates by up to 95%. Roger’s research will hopefully translate to a non-invasive early detection test that will save many lives.