Kuakini Japan-Hawaii Cancer Study
The Kuakini Japan-Hawaii Cancer Study (JHCS), formerly supported by funding from the National Cancer Institute for 34 years, continues its study on identifying pathological, biochemical and other risk factors associated with the development of common cancers in over 10,000 men and women of Japanese ancestry (including cohorts of the Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program). The Kuakini JHCS has published its findings in over 200 scientific papers in respected medical journals. In 1982, researchers were among the first to link a virus, hepatitis B, with liver cancer. They later discovered that people who eat carrots, broccoli and other fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene are less likely to get lung cancer. JHCS researchers were also the first to demonstrate that a bacteria, Helicobacter Pylori, was linked to stomach cancer.