University of Hawaii Research Physician Maintains Focus on Pacific Islander Health
Neal Palafox M.D. is a professor in theJohn Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center who has worked for over a quarter of a century to improve health outcomes for Pacific Islanders, including Marshallese. Palafox discusses his ongoing National Cancer Institute grant-funded research, the cancer incidence in the Marshall Islands — a ground zero U.S. Cold War nuclear bomb test site — and the COVID-19 pandemic.