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UH Cancer Center postdoctoral fellow receives Italian Scientists Award

Angela Bononi

Angela Bononi, a University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center thoracic oncology postdoctoral fellow, was one of five recipients of the prestigious 2017 Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Awards presented at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. “There are no words, neither in English nor in Italian, to express how much winning this ISSNAF award means to me,” she said. Bononi received the Hoan …

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Cancer exercise research program pairs students with patients

Paulette M. Yamada, an assistant professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science (KRS), will be teaching undergraduate and graduate students how to use exercise training to maintain the health of cancer survivors as they undergo (toxic) cancer treatments. Yamada was named the 2017–2018 Hubert V. Everly Endowed Scholar in Education and is using her $10,000 …

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Study finds high-quality diet can reduce internal body fat

A long term healthy, high-quality diet can reduce the risk of cardiometabolic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or stroke according to a new University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center multiethnic cohort study. A high-quality diet includes a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes, with lean, low-fat protein sources plus, fat-free or low-fat dairy foods and oils, such as olive …

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Why some are more susceptible to environmental carcinogens

People carrying mutations of a gene called BAP1 are much more susceptible to asbestos, sunlight and other environmental carcinogens. University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researchers also found that cancer cells with a BAP1 gene mutation are resistant to chemotherapy—about 20 percent of all cancers have BAP1 mutations. The findings by UH Cancer Center’s Director of Thoracic Oncology Michele Carbone and …

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