Stories tagged "cancer"

Cancer risk linked to BAP1 gene mutation

October 25th, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Cancers including mesothelioma and melanoma of the eye linked to BAP1 gene mutation.

Scientists turn to the ocean to counter cancer

January 3rd, 2011 | by Malamalama Contributor | 3 Comments

College of Pharmacy research looks at marine compounds as potential new anti-cancer drugs.

UH breaks ground for new cancer center

October 29th, 2010 | by Cheryl Ernst | 1 Comment

Personal stories underscore need as UH breaks ground for cancer center.

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UH researcher elected to national health body

October 12th, 2010 | by Cheryl Ernst | 3 Comments

Suzanne Murphy, a University of Hawaiʻi cancer researcher, was elected this week to the National Academies Institute of Medicine.

Research describes how asbestos causes cancer

October 5th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

How can asbestos fibers, a substance that kills cells, cause tumor cells to grow?

Expanded Cancer Center Promises Improved Care

April 26th, 2010 | by Cheryl Ernst | 3 Comments

The Cancer Research Center of Hawaiʻi breaks new ground physically and through research.

Unraveling genetic clues to prostate cancer

April 20th, 2010 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Epidemiology Program Assistant Researcher Iona Cheng’s investigation of genetic susceptibility for prostate cancer among different ethnic groups.

A New Cancer Center

April 20th, 2010 | by Maureen OConnell | Comments Off

The promise of new facilities, an improved relationship with area hospitals and recruitment of bright young researchers translates into improved treatment and expanded options for Hawaiʻi’s cancer patients.

Bitter melon offers sweet benefit in a healthy diet

April 14th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Buoyed by findings that a bitter melon extract kills breast cancer cells without harming healthy cells, a College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources researcher suggests that the bumpy green tropical fruit may have a place in a cancer prevention diet.

Bacterium yields potential anti-cancer agent

August 29th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

A molecule produced by a plant bacterium may hold the clue to safer, more effective cancer treatment.