Guam – "Cancer and Health Disparities in Micronesia" was the focus of a seminar held today at the University of Guam. Chairperson of UOG's Micronesian Studies Program Todd Ames says the conference is part of an $8.4 million grant
"The purpose of this national institute of health grant is generate interest and to train local people - Pacific islanders - to do cancer studies and then once they have completed their graduate work here, they'll go on to the UH and do a doctoral program there and continuing in that learning how to study various aspects of cancer studies and health disparities in the Micronesian region," said Ames.
During today's seminar University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center's Michael Green gave a presentation on disease registration and surveillance via a live videoconference. This was the first in a continuing series of seminars, another one will be held next month.