by Krystal Paco
Guam - The National Institutes of Health awarded $1.3 million in funding to the University of Guam to support UOG's and the University of Hawaii's Cancer Center Partnership Program for the period of September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013.
Back in 2009 UOG was awarded an $8.2 million five year U-54 grant from the Health Institute to support a strong national cancer program aimed at understanding the reasons behind significant cancer disparities and impact on minorities.
According to UOG senior vice president and principal investigator Dr. Helen Whippy, the goal is to reduce the impact of cancer in Guam and the region and increase the number of minority scientists of Pacific islander ancestry engaged in cancer research.
The research and outreach projects include: