About The Study This study is funded by the U54 Grant #5U54CA143727: University of Guam/University of Hawaii Cancer Center Partnership under Dr. Neal Palafox. Since 2003,… Read More »Breast Cancer Risk Assessment in Hawaiʻi and the USAPI
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.
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… 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… Read More »Deep Learning and Total Body DXA Scans (The TBDXA.I. Project)
In this pre-pilot study, we evaluate the effectiveness of the iBreastExam (iBE) as an early detection tool among women of Pacific Islander ancestry. We also test the… Read More »Accessible Breast Cancer Screening in the Pacific
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… 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… Read More »Systematic Melanoma Assessment and Risk Triaging Study (SMART)