Navigation Links
Pacific Health Research Institute Awarded $2.8 Million in Research Funding
Date:8/31/2009

r Balkin of PHRI will continue to lead the NLST effort in Hawaii, where 2,400 current and former smokers between the ages of 55 and 74 received free lung cancer screenings and continue to receive annual follow-up to monitor their general health. Participants also receive referrals to smoking cessation programs if they are interested in quitting smoking.

"While Hawaii has one of the lowest lung cancer death rates in the nation, our state's diverse ethnic population makes us an important location for this study's implementation," said Dr. Bruce Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer of PHRI. According to statistics from the American Lung Association, more than 1,100 Hawaii residents die from lung cancer each year.

The National Cancer Institute estimates that 90 million current and former smokers in the United States are at high risk for lung cancer. Death rates for this disease, unlike many other cancers, have not declined. When detected, lung cancer has usually spread outside the lung in 15 to 30 percent of cases. Spiral CT can pick up tumors well under 1 cm in size, while chest X-rays detect tumors about 1 to 2 cm in size. Conventional wisdom suggests that the smaller the tumor when found, the more likely the chance of cure. The NLST directly compares the two methods of detection and their capacity for reducing deaths from lung cancer.

"This research funding allows PHRI to continue addressing a major medical problem that afflicts hundreds of thousands of people," added Stevenson. "The NLST and other research that we do here have a direct impact on health and healthcare throughout the Pacific region and abroad. The PHRI team is privileged to be a part of this vital cancer research study that may save lives."

PHRI is one of 10 study sites in the NCI PLCO Cancer
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. PacificGMP and USC to Collaborate on Recombinant Protein Development and Manufacturing for Phase 1 Clinical Trial
2. Avantium to Deliver Flowrence System to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA
3. BIOCOMs Inaugural CALAsia Forum Bridging the Pacific
4. Kendle Expands Asia/Pacific Operations with Opening of Offices in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila
5. Dendreon Corporation CEO Mitchell H. Gold, M.D. Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year(R) 2009 Award Finalist in the Pacific Northwest
6. OmniComm Systems Appoints EDC Veteran Dr. Wolfgang Summa to Executive Vice President, Europe & Asia/Pacific
7. Copan Announces the Appointment of Bob Cooper as Vice President of Business Development in the Pacific Rim
8. Sundia MediTech in Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific List
9. PacificGMP and LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals Announce cGMP Manufacturing Collaboration
10. Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB) Becomes a GeneGo Center of Excellence for the Asia Pacific Region
11. Pacific Northwest National Laboratories Becomes a GeneGo Center of Excellence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pacific Health Research Institute Awarded $2.8 Million in Research Funding 
(Date:1/15/2014)... Hills, IL (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... to find hard-working items for the lab, from fluid ... as Guaranteed-in-Stock (GIS)—ready to ship when you order. ... Masterflex® Peristaltic Pumps , from the L/S® model for ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 A study has been ... the Formula 1 track could help to tackle the problem ... (MAT), Stowhealth (a GP surgery based in Stowmarket) and academics ... Simplyhealth. Telemetry technology, which is inspired by equipment ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2013 was a banner year of ... They saw continued independent research led by the team ... a $1 million grant from the Susanne Marcus Collins ... a peer reviewed journal, Amy Grant highlighted Brainwave Optimization® ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services have scheduled a ... EST (11am PST), “Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data ... can turn raw, heterogeneous data into actionable knowledge to ... webinar will last approximately one hour. , Synopsis: Big ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cole-Parmer Begins 2014 with the Release of Preferred Solutions 2Formula 1 Technology Tackles Obesity in Unique Healthcare Partnership 2Formula 1 Technology Tackles Obesity in Unique Healthcare Partnership 3Formula 1 Technology Tackles Obesity in Unique Healthcare Partnership 4Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2
... Higher gDNA Concentrations with the Perfect gDNA Blood Mini Kit , ... , , , , Laura Pollock and ... , , , , , ... Mini Kit protocol recommends , an elution volume of 200 ...
... , , , Laura Pollock and Jennifer Halcome , ... , , , , Introduction ... from humans, , and also have the added benefit of ... quickly becoming the method of choice when , obtaining specimens ...
... , Bacteria, gram negative , , <A ... , pleuropnomoniae , ... href="http://www.biocompare.com/techart.asp?id=576">Actinomyces , viscosus <A , ... <A , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Higher gDNA Concentrations with the Perfect gDNA Blood Mini Kit , by Varying the Final Elution Volume 2Higher gDNA Concentrations with the Perfect gDNA Blood Mini Kit , by Varying the Final Elution Volume 3Higher gDNA Concentrations with the Perfect gDNA Blood Mini Kit , by Varying the Final Elution Volume 4Higher gDNA Concentrations with the Perfect gDNA Blood Mini Kit , by Varying the Final Elution Volume 5Higher gDNA Concentrations with the Perfect gDNA Blood Mini Kit , by Varying the Final Elution Volume 6Higher gDNA Concentrations with the Perfect gDNA Blood Mini Kit , by Varying the Final Elution Volume 7Genomic DNA Extraction from Buccal Swabs Using the Perfect gDNA Blood , Mini Kit 2Genomic DNA Extraction from Buccal Swabs Using the Perfect gDNA Blood , Mini Kit 3Genomic DNA Extraction from Buccal Swabs Using the Perfect gDNA Blood , Mini Kit 4Genomic DNA Extraction from Buccal Swabs Using the Perfect gDNA Blood , Mini Kit 5Eppendorf Multiporator Transfection Protocols for Eukaryotic , Cells 2Eppendorf Multiporator Transfection Protocols for Eukaryotic , Cells 3Eppendorf Multiporator Transfection Protocols for Eukaryotic , Cells 4Eppendorf Multiporator Transfection Protocols for Eukaryotic , Cells 5Eppendorf Multiporator Transfection Protocols for Eukaryotic , Cells 6Eppendorf Multiporator Transfection Protocols for Eukaryotic , Cells 7
(Date:4/23/2014)... technique used to read quickly. It involves visual ... words and/ or sentences. Similarly to humans, biological ... "read" genetic information. Genes that need to be ... the encoding message, the easier it will be ... Gulbenkian de Cincia (IGC, Portugal) and Centre for ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... "I think one can argue that if we were to ... else that we canthen we can solve the climate problem ... world,s foremost climate researchers, in the current issue of ... to take significant action on climate change now makes it ... the problem, Wigley explains in an exclusive Bulletin ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... -- There are all sorts of signaling strategies in ... colorful tails; satin bowbirds build specialized stick structures, called ... and European bitterling males show off bright nuptial coloration ... method to communicate with others. , ... have profound fitness implications for individuals that are either ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cell division speed influences gene architecture 2Is nuclear power the only way to avoid geoengineering? 2Best practices in communication for the animal world 2Best practices in communication for the animal world 3
... of an international consortium of scientists who have today been ... years, to simulate ,everything we know about the human brain, ... Medicine at King,s is a partner in the Human Brain ... of neuroscientists from many countries in Europe, alongside partners in ...
... to biobanks vast collections of human tissue samples that ... have a right to basic information about how their donations ... a new paper. The idea behind biobanks is that ... to medical records and other health information, can yield discoveries ...
... in German . , Extensive knowledge about ... highly fragmented. The goal of the Human Brain Project is ... piece by piece, in supercomputer-based models and simulations. The models ... brain and its diseases and of completely new computing and ...
Cached Biology News:Human Brain Project funded - 1 billion euros to map the human brain 2Safeguards needed for tissue donors 2Understanding the human brain 2
... hybridomas against a large variety of ... are provided with personalized project proposals ... developed by Covance remain exclusive property ... development project has four phases: immunization, ...
... is essential for hunting and analyzing ... such as EST sequencing projects, microarrays, ... are not well suited for the ... TRIMMER kit, though, is specially developed ...
... or Isolated Sequence) siRNA Test System is ... evaluation of a potential of any DNA ... for RNA interference (RNAi). Current computer-based RNAi ... the probability of selected sequence to be ...
... ideal for use as source plates for arraying ... to 5µl). These plates are available either with ... Features 384 round wells Cylindrical ... volume (cylindrical well), 55µl well volume (V well) ...
Biology Products: