Monday, March 08, 2010

Fifth Annual Cancer Research Information Day

Fifth Annual Cancer Research Information Day

Saturday, March 15 2010
Japanese Cultural Center

The program targets the general public, patients and families,
and anyone interested in learning more about prostate cancer
(one of the 4 top cancers in the nation and Hawaii) and viral
hepatitis and liver cancer (Hawaii has the highest incidence
in the US) related to our high incidence of Hepatitis B and C
in our migrant Pacific Islanders and Asians who come to Hawaii
from countries where the diseases are endemic.

The prostate cancer section will be in the morning. Among the
speakers will be Dr. David Wei, a urological surgeon, Dr. John
Lederer, radiation oncologist, Dr. Celestia Higano, medical
oncologist from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and University
of Washington, and Sylvie Aubin, PhD, a clinical psychologist
from Segal Cancer Center at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.
A married couple will talk about their journey with prostate cancer.

In the afternoon session on viral hepatitis and liver cancer, Dr.
Naoky Tsai and Dr. Linda Wong will be presenting. We will also have
two liver transplant patients sharing their personal experiences.

Pre-registration by March 5th is high recommended to ensure that
attendees get lunch and refreshments. Mahalo for your help in
disseminating this information.

Contact is:
Sharon Shigemasa, R.N., M.S.
Public Information Officer
University of Hawaii
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 901
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-3011
Fax: (808) 586-3052

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