Annual Report 2022 | Page 7



Cancer Answers host , Haider Hussain , interviews Dr . Erin Bantum .

In the spring , the University of Hawai ‘ i Cancer Center expanded our outreach efforts by launching a podcast series titled Cancer Answers . This series shared the latest research being conducted at the UH Cancer Center that benefits Hawai ‘ i ’ s residents through a one-on-one talk story with world-class UH Cancer Center researchers .

The podcast engaged listeners by providing insights into cutting-edge cancer research and raising awareness about cancer prevention tips and cancer disparities in Hawai ‘ i and the Pacific . The series was an innovative way of reaching the community , especially those on the neighbor islands and beyond .
The series consisted of ten weekly episodes , and showcased a UH Cancer Center researcher specializing in different types of cancer . Topics ranged from mental wellness , betel nut use , dietary guidelines , and the participation of children in cancer clinical trials .
During this inaugural year , Cancer Answers drew over 5,200 listeners on major social and digital distribution platforms . The most popular episode , The Role of Genes in Cancer , featured Dr . Michele Carbone , Director of Thoracic Oncology at the UH Cancer Center who is at the forefront of genetic research and mesothelioma .