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Pacific Health Dialog 2004






Pacific Health Dialog: Cancer in the Pacific, Vol. 11, No. 2

Guest Editorials
JoAnn U. Tsark, Kathryn L. Braun, Neal A. Palafox, Page 005
Hardy Spoehr, Page 006-007


Original Papers

Cancer in the US Associated Pacific Islands (UASPI): history and participatory development
Neal A. Palafox, JoAnn ‘Umilani Tsark, Page 008-013

Cancer Council of the Pacific Islands: speaking with one voice
Kamal Gunawardane, Yorah Demei, Page 014-016

Cancer in American Samoa
Lu‘kia Ruidas, Aaron Adaoag, Victor Tofaeono Williams, Margaret L. Sesepasara, Page 017-022

Cancer in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI)
Chien-Wen Tseng, Gabriela Omphroy, Jocelyn Muller Songsong, Robin Shearer, Page 023-029

Cancer in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia
Henry M. Ichiho, Rebecca Gladu, Kolid Keybond, Kino Ruben, Page 030-036

Cancer in Kosrae State, Federated States of Micronesia
Cherie Shehata, Eugene Kroon, Vita A. Skilling, Livinson Taulung, Page 037-043

Cancer in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia
Henry M. Ichiho, Vanessa Wong, John Hedson, Wincener J. David, Page 044-049

Cancer in Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia
Sharyl Taoka, Thane Hancock, Victor Ngaden, A. Richter Yow, A. Mark Durand, Page 050-056

Cancer in the Territory of Guam
Chien-Wen Tseng, Gabriela Omphroy, Luis Cruz, Cynthia L. Naval, Robert L. Haddock, Page 057-063

Cancer in the Republic of Palau (Belau)
Vanessa Wong, Sharyl Taoka, Stevenson Kuartei, Yorah Demei, Francisca Soaladaob, Page 064-069

Cancer in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Eugène Kroon, Ravi Reddy, Kamal Gunawardane, Kennar Briand, Sheldon Riklon, Tin Soe, Grace Anne Diaz Balaoing, Page 070-077


Pacific Cancer and Health Studies

Cancer in Micronesia
Neal A. Palafox, Seiji Yamada, Alan C. Ou, Jill S. Minami, David B. Johnson, Alan R. Katz, Page 078-083

Cancer epidemiology in the freely associated U.S. Pacific Island jurisdictions: challenges and methodologic issues
Alan R. Katz, Neal A. Palafox, David B. Johnson, Seiji Yamada, Alan C. Ou, Jill S. Minami, Page 084-087

Epidemiology of cancer in the Republic of Kiribati
Alan C. Ou, Takeieta Kienene, Kautu Tenaua, Gina D. Etheredge, Neal A. Palafox, Page 088-093

Cancer in Pacific people in New Zealand: a descriptive study
Sunia Foliaki, Mona Jeffreys, Craig Wright, Karen Blakey, Neil Pearce, Page 094-100

Epidemiology of cancer in the Republic of Nauru
Alan C. Ou, Godfrey Waidubu, Gina D. Etheredge, Neal A. Palafox, Page 101-106

Smoking rates and risk factors among youth in the Republic of the Marshall Islands: results of a school survey
Tai-Ho Chen, Alan C. Ou, Heather Haberle, Vincent P. Miller, Justina R. Langidrik, Neal A. Palafox, Page 107-113

Disparities in outcomes for pediatric cancer patients treated in Hawai‘i: comparing Hawai‘i residents to children referred from the Pacific Islands
Faye Untalan, Kelley Woodruff, Charles Hardy, Mira Liao, Dmitry Krupitsky, Page 114-119

Native Hawaiians mortality, morbidity, and lifestyle: comparing data from 1982, 1990, and 2000
David B. Johnson, Neil Oyama, Loic LeMarchand, Lynne Wilkens, Page 120-130

Tobacco use prevention and control: implications for Native Hawaiian communities
Henry M. Ichiho, Page 131-138

Demographic, treatment, and survival patterns for Native Hawaiians with lung cancer treated at a community medical center from 1995 to 2001

David M. K. I. Liu, Sandi A. Kwee, Page 139-145

Ethnic differences in breast cancer in Hawai‘i: age, stage, hormone receptor status, and survival
Kathryn L. Braun, Megan Fong, Carolyn C. Gotay, Clayton D.K. Chong, Page 146-153

Native Hawaiian preferences for informed consent and disclosure of results from research using stored biological specimens
Megan Fong, Kathryn L. Braun, R. Mei-Ling Chang, Page 154-159

Primary care physicians’ knowledge, attitudes and practices related to cancer screening and cancer prevention clinical trials
Momi E. Ka‘ano‘i, Kathryn L. Braun, Carolyn C. Gotay, Page 160-163

Ka Lôkahi Wâhine: a culturally based training for health professionals
Claire K. Hughes, Paula Higuchi, Page 166-169

Increasing participation in cancer research: insights from Native Hawaiian women in medically underserved communities
Lana Sue Ka‘opua, Diane Mitschke, Joelene Lono, Page 170-175

Factors associated with health-seeking behaviors of Native Hawaiian men
Claire K. Hughes, Page 176-182

Community based participatory approaches to address health disparities in Hawai‘i: recent applications in cancer prevention, detection and treatment programs
Ann M. Pobutsky, Paran Pordell, Barbara Yamashita, Danette Wong Tomiyasu, Wendy Ku‘uipo Nihoa, Kent Kitagawa, Judy Mikami, Tonya Lowery St. John, Jodi Haunani Leslie, Page 183-190

Ethnic identities and lifestyles in a multi-ethnic cancer patient population
Carolyn Cook Gotay, Joan Holup, Page 191-198


Viewpoints and Perspectives

Health research in the Pacific
Sunia Foliaki, Toakase Fakakovikaetau, Lepani Waqatakirewa, Neil Pearce, Page 199-203

The ‘place’ of data
Mary Frances Mailelauli‘i Oneha, Page 204-208

Time to care
Momi E. Ka‘ano‘i, Page 209-210

The poisoning of ‘awa: the non-traditional use of an ancient remedy
Harriet Makia Awana O’Sullivan, Kehaulani Lum, Page 211-215

Cancer, reproductive abnormalities, and diabetes in Micronesia: the effect of nuclear testing
Seiji Yamada, Page 216-221


Innovative Cancer Initiatives

The Special Populations Networks for cancer awareness research and training
Kenneth C. Chu, Frank E. Jackson, Page 222-224

Nâ Liko Noelo: a program to develop Native Hawaiian researchers
JoAnn ‘Umilani Tsark, Kathryn L. Braun, Page 225-232

Addressing the cancer control needs of Pacific Islanders: experience of the Pacific Islander Cancer Control Network
F. Allan Hubbell, Pat H. Luce, William P. Afeaki, Lee Ann C. Cruz, Terri Gumataotao, Juliet M. McMullin, June Pouesi, Maria Lourdes Reyes, Leafa Tuita Taumoepeau, Galeai Moali‘itele Tu’ufuli, Lari Wenzel, Page 233-238

APPEAL: fighting for social justice in tobacco control among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders through leadership and capacity building
Rod Lew, Page 239-242

The Pacific Island Health Care Project: easing the cancer burden in the United States Associated Pacific Islands
Donald A. Person, Page 243-247

National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service in the Pacific: developing partnerships to meet the cancer information needs of Asian American & Pacific Islander populations
Hali Robinett, Page 248-249


Review Papers

The traditional Hawaiian diet: a review of the literature
Ruth Fujita, Kathryn L. Braun, Claire K. Hughes, Page 250-259


Conference Reports

Report on the National Conference on Tobacco or Health Conference, 2003
LorrieAnn Santos, Lisa Ka‘ano‘i, Leimomi Shearer, Page 260-262

9th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved and Cancer, 2004: a conference report
Stephen P. Jiang, Page 263-264

An outpouring of intellect and aloha: Conference report on Kamehameha Schools’ 2003 Research Conference on the education and well-being of Hawaiians
Matthew Corry, Page 265-267


Book Reviews

Community-Based Participatory Research for Health by Meredith Minkler & Nina Wallerstein (Editors)
Reviewed by Lana Sue I. Ka‘opua, Page 268-270


Source: Pacific Health Dialog