Quest for a Cure: Progress in Cancer Research

Lecture 5: "Learn from the Experts about Breast Cancer"
October 14, 2021

The Quest is an event for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer and wants to learn more about the disease.

Below are recorded presentations and slides from the virtual public education event.

Breast Cancer in Hawaiʻi - From Population to Biology - Lenora Loo, PhD, Associate Professor, Cancer Biology Program, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center; Co-Leader of the Women's Cancer Focus Group
Presentation Slides


Breast Cancer Studies in Hawaiʻi - Jami Fukui, MD, Associate Professor, Cancer Biology Program; Core Clinical Member, Translational and Clinical Research, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Presentation Slides


Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this program the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain what breast cancer is;
  2. State some risk factors and available treatments for breast cancer;
  3. Give example(s) of clinical trials that are specific to Hawaiʻi's breast cancer population;
  4. State data on breast cancer incidence and mortality rates in Hawaiʻi; and
  5. Describe some breast cancer research focused on Hawaiʻi's multi-ethnic population.

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