Study participant undergoing a FibroScan or ultrasound of the liver

Cyanotoxins and Liver Cancer Development (Liver Health Study)

This study seeks to understand the role of a common bacteria found in the environment, called Cyanobacteria, and the poisons they produce that may lead to a chronic liver disease and liver cancer.

Download the study flyer

What do I have to do?
This study visit will be at the UH Cancer Center in Kakaʻako and may require up to 2 hours of your time.  During that time you will:
– Answer a survey about your medical history and other health information
– Complete height, weight, waist, and blood pressure measurements
– Have an ultrasound of your liver (also called FibroScan)
– Provide saliva, urine, and blood samples

How do I find out more?
Contact the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by phone at (808) 564-5828.

• You must be 40-70 years old and a resident of Hawaiʻi
• No history of cancer
• You must also meet other medical criteria
• The study staff will talk to you and find out if you are eligible

• After completion of this study visit, you will receive a $50 gift card for your time and effort.