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Research led by Dr. Haining Yang of the UH Cancer Center is featured on the cover of the nation’s leading cancer research publication.

An international team of researchers led by Haining Yang from the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center has identified HMGB1 as a critical protein in the pathogenesis of malignant mesothelioma, one of the most dangerous forms of cancer highly related to asbestos and erionite exposure.

The findings are featured as the cover story of the July 1, 2012, issue of Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research publications.

“We are very excited about this discovery and are extremely pleased that it was also chosen to be the featured cover story,” said Yang. “The next step is to translate this discovery into actual treatments for mesothelioma patients.”

Read the news release or the Hawaiʻi News Now story.

More UH in the News for June 29–July 5, 2012

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  • Honolulu Civil Beat, July 5, 2012: “Crew picked to study food production in deep space”
  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser, July 5, 2012: “Kaiser grad makes U.S. Olympic men’s volleyball team”
  • KHON, July 5, 2012: “Six-member crew selected for Mars food mission”
  • KHON, July 5, 2012: “Kaiser/UH alum Clay Stanley named to U.S. Olympic volleyball team”
  • KHON, July 5, 2012: “HCC program grooms future tradesmen and women”
  • Lahaina News, July 5, 2012: “Learn about college opportunities at Academic Advising Day”
  • Los Angeles Times, July 5, 2012: “Crew picked to study food production in deep space”
  • The Maui News, July 4, 2012:“Napili Kai Foundation awards $13,500 in scholarship funds”
  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser, July 4, 2012: “Pilares’ fingerprints all over gift to child ID program” (subscription required)
  • Associated Press, July 3, 2012: “Search to find Earhart wreckage begins in Hawaiʻi
  • Christian Science Monitor, July 3, 2012: “Amelia Earhart search missions begin: five others that failed”
  • Hawaii News Now, July 3, 2012: “Search to find Earhart wreckage begins in Hawaii”
  • The Garden Island, July 3, 2012: “Free handbook offers latest hazard preparedness technologies”
  • Discovery News, July 2, 2012: “Search for Amelia Earhart’s plane begins”
  • Hawaii News Now, July 2, 2012: UH research ship ready for Amelia Earhart expedition”
  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser, July 2, 2012: “Miss T.E.E.N. Hawaiʻi earns national crown”
  • KITV, July 2, 2012: “Deep-sea search begins for Amelia Earhart”
  • MSNBC, July 2, 2012: “High-tech search for Amelia Earhart’s plane set to begin”
  • The Maui News, July 1, 2012: “Former Maui girl finds success in fashion”
  • The Garden Island, June 30, 2012: “Aquaponics vs. garden-grown a near draw”
  • KHON, June 30, 2012: “Storms bring down UH exhibit in Washington, D.C.”
  • KITV, June 30, 2012: “Storm shuts down Folklife Festival”
  • Hawaii News Now, June 29, 2012: “Congress closes the book on student loan interest rates”
  • KHON, June 29, 2012: “UH Cancer Center gets important renewal”
  • KITV, June 29, 2012: “Senate confirms Pollack to State Supreme Court”
  • KPUA, June 29, 2012: “UH Hilo is mourning the loss of a faculty member”
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