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February 22, 2011

New Frontiers: Unraveling Cancer in Hawaii

Nearly 90 Maui residents heard from leading experts from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center at "New Frontiers: Unraveling Cancer in Hawaii"on February 22 at the UH Maui College. This was first of a series of Neighbor Island outreach education events hosted by the Cancer Center, with support from the Friends of the UH Cancer Center. Maui residents Earl Stoner, a Board member of the Friends, and Cordy MacLaughlin, of UH Maui College, co-hosted.

Attendees heard from the speakers who addressed the role of genetics, nutrition and other factors in cancer prevention and care. The program concluded with an interactive question and answer panel session, moderated by Maui resident Tamar Goodfellow.

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Michele Carbone, UH Cancer Center Director, international expert in thoracic oncology
  • Dr. David Ward, leading authority on cancer and genetics
  • Dr. Laurence Kolonel, renowned epidemiology scientist
  • Dr. Shane Morita, surgical oncologist with research interests in melanoma
  • Jennifer Spotts-Mabellos, Maui resident, and breast cancer survivor

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