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UH Cancer Center studying hula as treatment for cancer patients

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Researchers at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center are trying to determine if hula can provide health benefits to cancer patients and they are looking for new patients to participate in an ongoing study for survivors.

The research has been underway since November 2014 and researchers have gotten positive results so far.

"Hula will help in lots of ways because you also have a cameraderie with the other ladies and it's amazing. My ladies they've been dancing for two years and they're still together as a group," Kumu Hula Temoana Makolo said.

On top of the cameraderie, researchers say hula helps to improve patients' quality of life.

The hula program for cancer survivors will be carried out for six months, twice per week.

If you're interested in the study, contact the UH Cancer Center at (808) 441-8190 or by email at hulastudy@cc.hawaii.edu.

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