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Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research awarded

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The 2016 Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research was awarded to Brian W. Bowen, Loïc Le Marchand and Kristin Pauker. The research medal is awarded by the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community. Regents’ medal honorees Brian W. Bowen Research professor, ...

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[VIDEO] Clinical trial participants honored at UH Cancer Center H.E.R.O.

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The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Office (CTO) honored nearly 100 clinical trial participants during its First Annual H.E.R.O. (Helping Enhance Research in Oncology) event on Saturday, April 16, at the Hawaiʻi Prince Hotel. “It cannot be overstated how important our clinical trial participants are in the advancement of cancer research,” said Mendy Dunn, CTO clinical manager. “Our medical heroes are ...

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Joe Ramos appointed UH Cancer Center interim associate director

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Joe W. Ramos has been appointed interim associate director of the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center as former Interim Associate Director Patricia Blanchette transitions out of her current position to continue with the John A. Burns School of Medicine as interim associate dean for medical education and academic affairs. In that role she will focus on the coordination of an ...

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Three Mānoa faculty members make World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds list

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Three faculty members at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have been named to Thomson Reuters’ World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds and Highly Cited Researcher lists in 2015—Stephen L. Vargo, Shidler College Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the Shidler College of Business; Loïc Le Marchand, a professor at the UH Cancer Center and Laurence N. Kolonel, emeritus professor in the ...

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Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to start smoking cigarettes

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Teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to start smoking tobacco cigarettes, a new study by University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researchers has found. Adolescents who have never smoked cigarettes, but are using e-cigarettes, are more likely to become cigarette smokers one year later. “Teenage use of electronic cigarettes is an emerging public health issue. There is still a significant ...

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Gastrointestinal cancer researcher receives $100,000 pilot study grant

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The Masami Horio Memorial Fund has awarded $100,000 to Scott Kuwada, a professor in the Clinical and Translational Research Program at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center for his gastrointestinal cancer pilot study. Said Kuwada, “Being awarded the Masami Horio grant to study gastric cancer is special for me, since I too share a personal family connection to gastric cancer ...

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New clinics open at Kakaʻako for multidisciplinary medical care and research

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The University of Hawaiʻi Clinics at Kakaʻako, located at an ʻewa/makai section on the campus of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center, is the first multi-purpose combined research and medical care clinic to open on a UH campus. “The most important goal of our health research is to fight the diseases that ...

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UH Cancer Center evaluates noni

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Researchers evaluate if noni has properties that can help fight cancer in early-stage prostate cancer patients in a University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center study. “There has been such strong belief through generations of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders that the noni fruit possesses healing properties. Past laboratory research found anti-cancer properties in noni extract,” said Jeffrey Huang, principal investigator and ...

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Researchers find four unrelated families share identical mutation of BAP1 gene

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University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researchers have discovered members of four families, apparently unrelated and living in different states across the U.S., shared the identical mutation of a gene called BAP1 that causes mesothelioma, melanoma, renal carcinoma and other cancers. This raised two possibilities for the researchers—these four families were related although they did not know it, or researchers had ...

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UH Cancer Center receives $45,000 gift from CoolingCancer.org

Celebrating CoolingCancer’s donation, from left, Jerris Hedges, Drew Santos, Shirley Santos, Charlie Young, Pat Blanchette, Marcus Tius and James Turkson.

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center celebrated CoolingCancer.org’s $45,000 gift raised with proceeds from a golf tournament that took place over the Labor Day weekend. “Over the last three years, this energetic, determined group has donated a total of $100,000 to support cancer research at the UH Cancer Center,” said Jerris Hedges, interim UH Cancer Center director. “Their support is ...

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