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October 21, 2015

QUEST FOR A CURE "Update on Breast and Colon Cancers"

More than sixty people attended the 2nd Annual Quest For a Cure: Update on Breast and Colon Cancers event. Each year increasing numbers of people survive cancer in the U.S. due to improved screening earlier detection, and new more effective treatments that result from progress in cancer research.

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The presenters at the event addressed how research has improved the quality of life and survival of individuals diagnosed with breast and colon cancers. The speakers included University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers, affiliated community cancer specialists and a breast cancer survivor.

The topics at the event were: The Evolution of Cancer Drug Therapies, Today's Targeted Interventions to Prevent and Treat Breast and Colon Cancers, The Evolution of Radiation Therapy for Breast and Colon Cancers: Targeted Treatments Through Clinical Trials, and New Drug Discovery and Development.

Researchers enjoyed sharing the progress being made in cancer research at the UH Cancer Center. The Center is the cancer research bridge between Asia and the United States. The goal of the Center is to reduce the burden of cancer through research, education, and patient care, with an emphasis on the unique ethnic, cultural, and environmental characteristics of Hawai'i and the Pacific.

See KHON2's story on the event here

See interviews at Quest here