Our studies pertaining to cancer, especially breast cancer. The goals of these studies include estimating the probability of breast cancer and improving early cancer detection. Click the links to learn more.
Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands Mammography Registry
The Hawaii & Pacific Islands Mammography Registry (HIPIMR) database aims to maintain a computerized database of women undergoing breast imaging in the state of Hawai’i.
Overview Advanced stage breast cancer (stages III and IV) rates in the Pacific are much higher than in the USA mainland, especially where mammography services do not exist or have… Read More »The Makawalu Study: Breast Cancer Screening in the Pacific using Portable Ultrasound
Overview Deep Learning trains neural networks on large datasets, including images, to generate algorithms that predict endpoints. Total Body DXA scans contain digital information about body composition (fat, bone, lean… Read More »Deep Learning and Total Body DXA Scans (The TBDXA.I. Project)
The full impacts of digital mammography and computer-aided diagnostic (CAD/QIA) systems on the performance of diagnostic mammography are yet to be realized. Lesion composition as described by its 3 compositional… Read More »Three Compartment Breast Lesion Detection Study
Our goal is to establish a deep learning computer vision (DLCV) method to triage lesions appropriate for biopsy while providing a platform for increased vigilance of benign lesions. Overview Regardless… Read More »Systematic Melanoma Assessment and Risk Triaging Study (SMART)
This study is funded by the U54 Grant #5U54CA143727: University of Guam/University of Hawaii Cancer Center Partnership under Dr. Neal Palafox. Since 2003, the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center (UH Cancer Center) and… Read More »Accessible Breast Cancer Screening in the Pacific
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