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September 21, 2016

6th Annual Quest for a Cure

2016 Quest Event
Thaddeus Pham with Hep Free Hawai'i
and Paula Higuchi

HONOLULU – More than 100 community members attended the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center's 6th annual Quest for a Cure: Progress in Cancer Research outreach event that took place on Saturday, September 17. The topic of the free public education event was "Fighting Cancer at the Front Lines: Prevention and Early Detection."

Quest was for anyone who wanted to learn more about cancer. UH Cancer Center experts addressed topics related to cancer prevention involving diet, heredity and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The talks included:
  • The relationship between diet and cancer, Carol Boushey, Ph.D.
  • Hereditary cancer syndromes, Terrilea Burnett, Ph.D.
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-related cancers, Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, M.D.
  • My personal journey with Lynch Syndrome, Kurt Osaki
Attendees were able to take an optional tour of the UH Cancer Center after the conclusion of Quest.

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