Native Hawaiian and Filipino breast cancer survivors are being sought to share their strategies that support a healthy lifestyle. The study, TANICA (Traditional and New Lifestyle Interventions for Breast Cancer Prevention), is being conducted by CTAHR and University of Guam, as a U54 Pacific Island Partnership for Cancer Health Equity (PIPCHE) pre-pilot project.
The focus groups will be held at the Urban Garden Center on Tuesday, June 21 (in-person), 12–4 p.m., and Tuesday, June 28 (online), 8 a.m.–noon.
“We know that a healthy lifestyle, which includes getting enough movement throughout the day and eating a diet rich in fiber and low in saturated fat, can reduce breast cancer recurrence,” says Monica Esquivel. “Yet, research studies in this area have taken place outside of Guam and Hawaiʻi and include few, if any, Asians and Pacific Islanders, so less is known on the effective strategies to help our communities to adhere to this healthy lifestyle.”
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