Pilot Project I: Development of Protocols for Studying Oral Precancerous Lesions and other Health
Risks for Batel Nut users in Micronesia
 
Project Leaders:
Yvette Paulino, PhD, University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Eric Hurwitz, PhD, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Pilot Project II: Sociocultural Factors Affecting Betel Nut Chewing among Pacific Islanders on Guam
 
Project Leaders:
John Moss, PhD, University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Thaddeus Herzog, PhD, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
 
Pilot Project III: Identification and Quantification of Alkaloids in Varieties of Areca (Betel) nut consumed on Guam
 
Project Leaders:
NK Suleman, PhD, University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Anthony D. Wright, PhD, University of Hawaii Cancer Center


Pilot Project IV:
The Influence of Areca (Betel) Nut Chewing on the Oral Microbiome in Micronesia
 
Project Leaders:
Yvette Paulino, University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Brenda Hernandez, PhD, MPH, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 
 
Pilot Project V: Health Information Trends and Needs in the Pacific: A Test of the Respondent-Driven Sampling Method
 
Project Leaders:
Linabeth Somera, PhD & Grazyna Badowski, PhD, University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Hye-Ryeon Lee, PhD, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

 

Pilot Project VI: Health Information Seeking Patterns among Pacific Youth (HIPPY)
 
Project Leaders:
Linabeth Somera, PhD & Grazyna Badowski, PhD, University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Hye-Ryeon Lee, PhD, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
 
Pre-Pilot I/Pilot Project VII: Functional Assessment of Molecular Components of Areca Nut Involved in Pro-Inflammatory Mechanisms of Immune Cells
 
Project Leaders:
NK Suleman, PhD, University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Anthonly D Wright, PhD, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Reinhold Penner, MD, PhD, MS, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
 
Pre-Pilot II: Identification of Salivary Biomarkers for Betel nut Consumption in  
 
Project Leaders:
Ana Joy Mendez, PhD, University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Adrian Franke, PhD, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
 
Pre-Pilot III: Novel Approach to Assess Breast Density as a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer
 
Project Leaders:
Rachael Leon Guerrero, PhD, University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Gertraud Maskarinec, PhD, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
 
Pilot Program I (Outreach): Community Outreach to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities among Pacific Islanders Living in Guam

Project Leaders:
Annette David, MD, MPH, University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Neal A. Palafox, MD, MPH, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Pilot Program II (Outreach): Effectiveness of a Social Network-based Approach to Reduce Cancer Risk

Project Leaders:

Annette David, MD, MPH, University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Neal Palafox, MD, MPH, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 

Full Project I: Development of a Breast Cancer Risk Model for the Pacific 
 
Project Leaders
Rachael Leon Guerrero, PhD, RD, University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Rachael Novotny, PhD, RD, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
 
Funding opportunity announcement for pilot and full research projects.  Click Here
 
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