Cancer Prevention & Control Seminar with University of Hawaii’s Dr. Rachel Novotny

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Seminar

TOPIC: “Risk Assessment and Prevention among Diverse Populations of the US Affiliated Pacific”
SPEAKER: Rachel Novotny, PhD
     Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences and Population Sciences in the Pacific Program (Cancer Epidemiology)
     University of Hawaii Cancer Center | University of Hawaii at Mānoa

     Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 9-10 a.m.
     UA Cancer Center – Room 2920
     (Bagels and coffee will be served)

     Watch It LIVE!
     (Dr. Novotny’s presentation also will be archived at the above link for viewing later.)

     To view, post and share the flyer for this event, click here:  cpc-seminar_uhawaiis-dr.-rachelnovotny_02-14-2018_flyer.pdf

Presentation Summary: The US Affiliated Pacific region is composed of small remote islands with diverse understudied Asian and Pacific populations that have unique exposures and risks in a rapidly changing environment. Traditionally practiced behaviors include betel nut chewing, growing tubers and catching fish, while changing behaviors involve modern foods and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with television and video. These remote lower resource environments generally lack monitoring and assessment systems. Work done in the region to monitor, evaluate and intervene on cancer related risks will be described, including several novel measures.

For archived video of this and other lectures, seminars and other events sponsored by the UA Cancer Center, see this link. You also can get to this link by going to, click on “Centers of Excellence,” then “Arizona Cancer Center.” Scroll to the desired event or date.

Event Address: 
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724

University of Arizona Cancer Center, Conference Room 2920
1515 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724