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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