Author Archive: Nana Ohkawa

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Why some are more susceptible to environmental carcinogens

Why some are more susceptible to environmental carcinogens

UH Cancer Center researchers found that people carrying BAP1 gene mutations are more susceptible to asbestos, sunlight and other environmental carcinogens.

June 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cancer treatment potential of ironweed plant

Cancer treatment potential of ironweed plant

A UH Cancer Center researcher receives a $3 million NCI grant to study how natural compounds in ironweed plant extract can be used to treat breast and brain cancers.

April 11, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
2013 Nobel Laureate speaks at UH Cancer Center symposium

2013 Nobel Laureate speaks at UH Cancer Center symposium

Top-scientists from across the nation presented at the cancer symposium, and looked at opportunities for future research collaborations.

January 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Updated HPV vaccine recommendations endorsed by nation’s cancer centers and health organizations

Updated HPV vaccine recommendations endorsed by nation’s cancer centers and health organizations

HPV vaccination is a powerful tool to prevent genital, anal and other cancers in Hawaiʻi.

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
New driver of aggressive brain cancer discovered by UH Cancer Center researchers

New driver of aggressive brain cancer discovered by UH Cancer Center researchers

The discovery can help researchers create novel targeted therapies potentially reducing deaths from this devastating cancer.

November 14, 2016 | By | 8 Replies More
UH Cancer Center researcher awarded $4.5 million to study breast and other cancers

UH Cancer Center researcher awarded $4.5 million to study breast and other cancers

Lana Garmire’s research will identify biomarkers for preeclampsia and breast cancer risks and develop personalized treatments.

November 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
New cancer treatment strategy discovered for acute myeloid leukemia

New cancer treatment strategy discovered for acute myeloid leukemia

UH Cancer Center researchers discovered a novel therapeutic target and treatment strategy for acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

November 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
UH Cancer Center studies best way to reduce abdominal fat to lower cancer risk

UH Cancer Center studies best way to reduce abdominal fat to lower cancer risk

A UH Cancer Center study will research if changes in dietary habits can reduce the amount of fat inside the abdomen to potentially decrease the risk for cancer.

September 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Smokers with newly discovered genetic markers have higher lung cancer risk

Smokers with newly discovered genetic markers have higher lung cancer risk

Researchers discover new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby, increasing their risk for lung cancer.

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cancer treatment algorithm developed by UH Cancer Center

Cancer treatment algorithm developed by UH Cancer Center

UH Mānoa’s Gordon Okimoto’s computational algorithm analyzes genomic data to help diagnose and treat cancer.

August 9, 2016 | By | Reply More