Quest for a Cure: Progress in Cancer Research

Lecture 3: "Cancer and Diabetes"
June 24, 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.

Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer: What is the Connection? - Gertraud Maskarinec, MD, PhD, Professor & Program Director, Population Sciences in the Pacific Program (Cancer Epidemiology), University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center
Presentation Slides

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What Have We Learned from Studies on Overnutrition and Cancer? - Loic Le Marchand, MD, PhD, Professor & Associate Director for Ethnic Diversity, Population Sciences in the Pacific Program (Cancer Epidemiology), University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center
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Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this program the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the burden of type 2 diabetes in Hawaiʻi's population.
  2. Explain the role of obesity in the development of type 2 diabetes and cancer.
  3. Identify cancer sites (breast, colon/rectum, and pancreas) that appear to be affected by the presence of type 2 diabetes.
  4. Discuss the adverse influence of obesity and type 2 diabetes on cancer survival.

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