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

Screening Trial, the largest cancer screening trial ever conducted in the United States. The study is in its 17th year and now follows 10,800 participants in Hawaii and 155,000 participants nationwide.

PHRI has an extensive history as a pioneer of cancer research in Hawaii. The Institute introduced mammography screenings in Hawaii in the 1970s through the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project. Under the guidance of Dr. Fred Gilbert, PHRI founder, 10,000 women in Hawaii were screened for breast cancer as a part of the project.

About the Pacific Health Research Institute

The Pacific Health Research Institute (www.phrihawaii.org) is an independent, non-profit biomedical research organization dedicated to improving health in Hawaii and around the world. Driven by the values of excellence and innovation, PHRI's outstanding scientists and their research programs focus on a range of health challenges, including obesity, diabetes, aging, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and health care delivery. Hawaii's diverse ethnic population, island setting, and unique collaborative environment provide rich resources for PHRI to address health issues on a local, national, and international scale. PHRI's epidemiological, clinical, and health services research directly impacts the health and well-being of people worldwide.

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