Cancer in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

  title={Cancer in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.},
  author={Eug{\`e}ne Kroon and Ravi Krishnan Reddy and Kamal Gunawardane and Kennar Briand and Sheldon Riklon and T. A. Soe and Grace Anne Diaz Balaoing},
  journal={Pacific health dialog},
  volume={11 2},
This study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, assessed cancer awareness and service needs in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). Findings suggest that cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the RMI and is, in part, a consequence of 12 years of nuclear testing in this region of the Pacific. However, cancer-related services are lacking. Assistance is needed to establish a national cancer registry, to increase public awareness about cancer and related risk factors, and to… CONTINUE READING