Mesothelioma Specialist in Hawaii Awarded Grants to Study the Disease
Source: Honolulu Advertiser
Dr. Haining Yang, MD, PhD, a scientist and mesothelioma specialist affiliated with the Thoracic Oncology Program at the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, was recently awarded two research grants to study the manner in which mesothelioma develops in people. Dr. Yang received a $100,000 grant from the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to study the biological events triggered by asbestos exposure that lead to the development of pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma. Her second grant was awarded by the Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Leahi Fund. Part of this money will be applied to a study devoted to the early detection of mesothelioma that Dr. Yang is conducting in Turkey. For reasons not yet understood, there are villages in Turkey that demonstrate mesothelioma rates far, far above national and international averages of disease genesis and Dr. Yang will be investigating some of these villages.
To learn more about Dr. Yang and the important work she is conducting on mesothelioma, please read the profile of her in the Honolulu Advertiser, “Young cancer scientist receives prestigious grant awards of $200,000.”