Dr. Haining Yang
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.

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