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Wayne Parsons

New PARP-inhibitor treatments offer hope for women living with ovarian cancer

My mother and my sister both died from ovarian cancer. This subject matters to me. I have been on the long, scary journey with them that many families are going through today. Those journeys ended sadly for my family. I used to […]

Wayne Parsons

Cancer Treatment Resource: TAPUR

TAPUR stands for Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry – it is a beacon of hope for cancer patients seeking treatment when first line chemotherapy or radiation have failed. Let me explain what it is and how it works. TAPUR is […]

Wayne Parsons

Hawaiʻi Hep A Cases from Contaminated Sushi Reach 288

As reported in the Star Advertiser yesterday there were six new HEP A cases diagnosed last week bringing the total number of Hawaiʻi Hepatitis A cases to 288. According to Deputy State Epidemiologist Dr. Melissa Viray the State Department of […]

Wayne Parsons

What does your ovarian cancer diagnosis mean?

Ovarian cancer diagnosis comes a confusing array of qualifying terms starting the “Stage” of the cancer and then words like “high grade”, “serous”, “epithelial”, “tubal” or “primary peritoneal”. They all mean different things and sometimes the words dictate the best […]

Wayne Parsons

Why do more Hep A victims keep showing up in Hawaiʻi?

With yet another restaurant worker from Waikiki having been diagnosed with Hepatitis A the question is why is this still happening? The answer is that Hep A is being spread by human contact. The outbreak seems to have begun in June and July […]

Wayne Parsons

More Hawaiʻi residents come down with Hep A

Today the Star Advertiser reports another case of Hep A: “Ben Parker cafeteria worker tests positive for hepatitis A”. Parents of children at the school were advised to have their children immunized. Parents worried about the Hep A outbreak should […]

Wayne Parsons

Genki Sushi Hawai‘i Lawsuits

I will be filing lawsuits on behalf of Hawai‘i residents who got hepatitis A as a result of contaminated scallops eaten at one of the Genki Sushi restaurants in the islands. Lawsuits for people who have contracted hepatitis A in […]

Wayne Parsons

Genki Hepatitis A Outbreak: Should you get inoculated?

Over 200 people have been treated contaminated scallops consumed at Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai. Creating news nationwide this outbreak of hepatitis A is one of the largest in the nation’s history. The Hawaii Department of Health has again […]

Wayne Parsons

Genki Sushi Hepatitis A Outbreak From Contaminated Scallops

As reported in the Honolulu Star Bulletin story on August 15, 2016 frozen scallops served raw at Genki Sushi in Hawai’i were contaminated leading to many patrons contracting Hepatitis A. The state Department of Health said this evening that it has […]

Wayne Parsons

Ovarian cancer in Hawai’i – was it caused by talcum powder?

Talcum powder and ovarian cancer is in the news: If you have ovarian cancer or primary peritoneal cancer you don’t care about lawsuits. You care about cures. I’ve been there. I know. The good news is that in the past […]