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September 21, 2017

UH CANCER CENTER ADDRESSES MOST COMMON CANCER IN MEN IN HAWAI'I AT 4th ANNUAL PROSTATE CANCER FORUM

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai'i Cancer Center hosted its 4th Annual Prostate Cancer Forum. The event is in recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The forum featured local physicians who spoke about the latest prostate cancer treatments, breakthroughs and strategies.

The most common cancer in men in Hawai'i is prostate cancer, which accounts for 22 percent of cancer cases. Annually, an average of 743 men are diagnosed with invasive prostate cancer in Hawai'i, and an average of 99 men die of prostate cancer in the state each year.

Nearly all prostate cancers are diagnosed at ages 55 and older. Prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates in Hawai'i steadily declined over the past 20 years with the rate of new cancers falling nearly 5 percent per year over the past decade according to the Hawaii Tumor Registry of the UH Cancer Center.

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The University of Hawai'i Cancer Center through its various activities, cancer trial patients and their guests, and other visitors adds more than $54 million to the O'ahu economy. It is one of only 69 research institutions designated by the National Cancer Institute. Affiliated with the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, the Center is dedicated to eliminating cancer through research, education, patient care and community outreach with an emphasis on the unique ethnic, cultural, and environmental characteristics of Hawai'i and the Pacific.
Learn more at www.uhcancercenter.org. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UHCancerCenter. Follow us on Twitter @UHCancerCenter.

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September 30, 2017

UH CANCER CENTER ADDRESSES LUNG CANCER AT 7TH ANNUAL QUEST FOR A CURE

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai'i Cancer Center hosted its 7th Annual Quest for a Cure: Progress in Cancer Research event on September 30, 2017. The event highlighted the latest research and progress in lung cancer treatments and radiation therapy.

  • Lung & bronchus cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both sexes with an average of 526 deaths statewide each year.
  • Cancers of the lung & bronchus are the 2nd most commonly diagnosed malignancy in men and women with an average of 776 new cases each year in Hawai'i.
  • Most lung & bronchus cancers are diagnosed at ages 55 and older.
  • In 2009-2013,15 percent of lung & bronchus cancers were diagnosed at early stages and 76 percent at late stages.

PROGRAM
Trends in Lung and Bronchus Cancer in Hawai'i
Brenda Hernandez, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director, Hawai'i Tumor Registry, UH Cancer Center

Smoking and E-cigarette Use in Hawai'i: Where Have We Come From, Where Are We Going?
Thomas Wills, Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Population Science in the Pacific Program, UH Cancer Center

What I Think About When I Think About Lung Cancer
Ronald Yanagihara, M.D.
Medical Oncologist, Straub Clinic and Hospital

Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Radiation Therapy Past, Present, and Future
Richard Lee, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist, The Cancer Center of Hawai'i

Living Longer and Better: The Secret of Palliative Care
Daniel Fischberg, M.D.
Director, Pain and Palliative Care Department, The Queen's Medical Center

See photos from the event: http://owl.li/PEEu30fCujQ

The University of Hawai'i Cancer Center through its various activities, cancer trial patients and their guests, and other visitors adds more than $54 million to the O'ahu economy. It is one of only 69 research institutions designated by the National Cancer Institute. Affiliated with the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, the Center is dedicated to eliminating cancer through research, education, patient care and community outreach with an emphasis on the unique ethnic, cultural, and environmental characteristics of Hawai'i and the Pacific.
Learn more at www.uhcancercenter.org. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UHCancerCenter. Follow us on Twitter @UHCancerCenter.

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UH Cancer Center postdoctoral fellow receives Italian Scientists Award


The University of Hawai'i Cancer Center through its various activities, cancer trial patients and their guests, and other visitors adds more than $54 million to the O'ahu economy. It is one of only 69 research institutions designated by the National Cancer Institute. Affiliated with the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, the Center is dedicated to eliminating cancer through research, education, patient care and community outreach with an emphasis on the unique ethnic, cultural, and environmental characteristics of Hawai'i and the Pacific.
Learn more at www.uhcancercenter.org. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UHCancerCenter. Follow us on Twitter @UHCancerCenter.

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