Sponsored by UH Cancer Center
There are doctors in Hawaii fighting to beat cancer every day. As one of the top 4% of cancer centers in the country, the University of Hawaii Cancer Center is leading the charge to find cures by providing clinical trials for cancer prevention and treatment, student education and community outreach. Vice Chancellor for Research and Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UH Manoa, Michael Bruno, along with UH Cancer Center Director Dr. Randall Holcombe share with HI Now viewers the depth of the research and its impact on the community.
UH Cancer Center’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) is recognized for being one of the only 70 NCIs in the nation. The NCI designation is unique because it enables the UH Cancer Center to bring skilled faculty, provide funding and creates more jobs in Hawaii, which in turn contributes to Hawaii’s economy. It also brings large grant monies to assist the UH Cancer Center in clinical trials.
The NCI researches very specific issues that affect Hawaii’s diverse community, such as how cancer rates and cancer survival differs between ethnic groups. Studies also focus on breast and liver cancer, which are very common cancers in the world’s population. The UH Cancer Center is also the only center to focus studies on e-cigarette usage and its link to cancer, which happens to be a huge big problem here in Hawai’i.
About UH Cancer Center
The University of Hawaii Cancer Center (UH Cancer Center) was founded in 1981 and became an NCI-designated cancer center in 1996. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center in Hawaii and the Pacific. The Center’s mission is to reduce the burden of cancer through research, education, patient care and community outreach with an emphasis on the unique ethnic, cultural and environmental characteristics of Hawai’i and the Pacific. The Center is a research organization affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa with facilities located in downtown Honolulu and Kaka’ako. It’s new world-class cancer center was completed in early 2013. The Center directly employs 300 faculty and staff, with another 200 affiliate members through the UH Cancer Consortium..
For more information: uhcancercenter.org