University of Hawaii Cancer Center

University of Hawaii Cancer Center The University of Hawai'i Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated cancer center in Hawai'i and the
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12/01/2023

Meet Leimomi, a true caregiving hero! 🌟 Who cares for her sister with boundless love and worked in HMSA positively impacting the caregiving community. 🤝💖

11/29/2023
🌱 Ready to make a positive change? Join the Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Study 2! 🥗🏋️‍♂️ Open to Oʻahu residents aged 35-6...
11/28/2023

🌱 Ready to make a positive change? Join the Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Study 2! 🥗🏋️‍♂️ Open to Oʻahu residents aged 35-69 with East Asian, European White, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or Filipino ancestry. Enjoy free enrollment, personalized menu planning, and compensation for your time and travel. 🌟

Follow the link for more information https://ow.ly/WpJ250Qa4Ku

Congratulations to Jeffrey L. Berenberg, MD, MACP, researcher of the UH Cancer Center. This year, he received the Nation...
11/28/2023

Congratulations to Jeffrey L. Berenberg, MD, MACP, researcher of the UH Cancer Center. This year, he received the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Harry Hynes Award, the most prestigious National Cancer Institute (NCI) award honoring excellence in the community for his outstanding contributions to clinical trials and community research.

Last Tuesday, our campus hosted The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Support Group for the first in-person meeting since the ...
11/24/2023

Last Tuesday, our campus hosted The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Support Group for the first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. 🤝💙 The warmth of face-to-face connection was exceptional.

Healthy Ukulele

11/23/2023

During the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology visit on November 20, Presidents Karin Markides and Amy Shen, PhD, toured our facility with John Shepherd, PhD, and Benjamin Green, MD. Our faculty outlined our strategic direction, programs, Hawai'i Tumor Registry, and ongoing research, setting the stage for collaborative discussions.

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🌺 Join us in raising awareness this November,  ! 🌬️ Our SPORE initiative will tackle disparities in lung and breast canc...
11/21/2023

🌺 Join us in raising awareness this November, ! 🌬️ Our SPORE initiative will tackle disparities in lung and breast cancers. 🤝 One impactful project focuses on addressing the high lung cancer mortality rate among Native Hawaiians. 🏝️

Follow the link for more info about the SPORE iniciative https://ow.ly/LYoN50Qa4kV

Mahalo to Erin Bantum, PhD, and Janet Fujii. Our staff and faculty immersed themselves in a session of self-compassion f...
11/14/2023

Mahalo to Erin Bantum, PhD, and Janet Fujii. Our staff and faculty immersed themselves in a session of self-compassion featuring meditation and Tai Chi. Together, we delved into the essence of self-compassion, explored its profound impact on well-being, and acquired valuable insights into meditation and Tai Chi practices.

Last Saturday, PIPCHE gathered health providers in Hawaiʻi, both virtually and in-person, to address lung cancer in the ...
11/09/2023

Last Saturday, PIPCHE gathered health providers in Hawaiʻi, both virtually and in-person, to address lung cancer in the Pacific region.

Did you know? The average age of lung cancer diagnosis in the USAPI is 65. Let's spread awareness this November! 💙

🔬💜 November is Pancreatic Awareness Month! Let's join hands in raising awareness about pancreatic cancer 💜🎗️
11/08/2023

🔬💜 November is Pancreatic Awareness Month! Let's join hands in raising awareness about pancreatic cancer 💜🎗️

11/07/2023

Researchers will bolster the level of care for the entire state of Hawaiʻi and allow patients access to the highest level of care locally.

The Hawaiʻi Tumor Registry (HTR) has been awarded for complete, accurate and timely data, receiving the Gold Star award ...
11/03/2023

The Hawaiʻi Tumor Registry (HTR) has been awarded for complete, accurate and timely data, receiving the Gold Star award from the North American Association for Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) and the 1st Place award from the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program. This assessment is repeated annually, and the HTR has been commended for its data excellence each year.

Have a spooktacular  !
11/01/2023

Have a spooktacular !

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is a rare form of breast cancer; although it is classified as rare, its aggressive natu...
10/31/2023

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is a rare form of breast cancer; although it is classified as rare, its aggressive nature renders it the most lethal form.

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center is collaborating with the Morgan Welch IBC Research Program and Clinic at MD Anderson and IBC Connect, an international network of 16 organizations devoted to providing quality care for individuals with IBC, to bring this network to Hawaiʻi.

Dr. Benjamin Green, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researcher, led a study to understand why certain liver tumors r...
10/31/2023

Dr. Benjamin Green, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researcher, led a study to understand why certain liver tumors resist modern immunotherapy treatments. His investigation revealed a noteworthy factor: immunotherapy can sometimes lead to the production of pro-cancer immune cells called regulatory T cells, or "Tregs."

Follow the link to read the full story https://ow.ly/hWQb50Q2m9E

Meet Anna Quinn, MPH, RYT, the new Clinical Trials Office Administrative Director."I am honored and humbled to work with...
10/27/2023

Meet Anna Quinn, MPH, RYT, the new Clinical Trials Office Administrative Director.

"I am honored and humbled to work with the dedicated team at the UH Cancer Center. I aim to strategically move the UH Cancer Center mission forward by listening to and supporting our staff and hospital partners, as well as advocating for access to clinical trials."

Follow the link to learn more about our Clinical Trials Office! https://ow.ly/PEGV50Q1gfK

10/26/2023
10/24/2023

UH Cancer Center received an NCI grant for Hawaiʻi's 1st Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE), linking research to local ethnic groups.

Follow the link to read the full story: https://ow.ly/WN9W50PZXrw

Last Saturday, we enjoyed joining Discover UH Mānoa with our dedicated staff and GAs at the UH Campus.Our team showcased...
10/24/2023

Last Saturday, we enjoyed joining Discover UH Mānoa with our dedicated staff and GAs at the UH Campus.
Our team showcased training programs like the High School Internship, CREATE, and CRT while shedding light on vital clinical trials and cancer screening guidelines.

A new type of immunotherapy treatment for cancer patients, Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, was recently ...
10/21/2023

A new type of immunotherapy treatment for cancer patients, Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, was recently made available in Hawaiʻi through a partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center and Hawaii Pacific Health.

This new treatment allows some of the sickest cancer patients to stay in Hawai‘i with family and friends for care instead of traveling to the mainland.

Follow the link to read the full story https://ow.ly/Fhep50PYPCl

The multi-unit UH team led by UH Cancer Center Associate Professor  Lang Wu, and UH Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medici...
10/19/2023

The multi-unit UH team led by UH Cancer Center Associate Professor Lang Wu, and UH Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) professor Youping Deng were granted with $10.9-million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help establish the UH Pacific Center for Genome Research (PCGR).

Follow the link https://ow.ly/8Enu50PYkT4

From the court to the lab, Jessica Natale, clinical research specialist at UH Cancer Center, combines her love for baske...
10/19/2023

From the court to the lab, Jessica Natale, clinical research specialist at UH Cancer Center, combines her love for basketball with her dedication to cancer research. Her journey is a testament to the power of passion and perseverance. 🏀🔬

I want to be someone’s person who can get them excited about their health or finding opportunities when there is little hope.
—Jessica Natale

Jessica Natale said she is fueled by giving people hope and motivation to do better, to feel better and to be better.

Earlier this week, UH Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network co-hosted a legislative visit ...
10/19/2023

Earlier this week, UH Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network co-hosted a legislative visit to highlight our work on cancer disparities, expectations in the fight against cancer, and the need for a sustainable clinical trial program in the state. Several Hawaiʻi state legislators and staff were present to learn more about the research and health education conducted to save more lives.

Congratulations to Kevin Cassel, DrPH, who has been chosen to be a member of the American Association for Cancer Researc...
10/14/2023

Congratulations to Kevin Cassel, DrPH, who has been chosen to be a member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Cancer Prevention Working Group Steering Committee. In this position, Dr. Cassel will promote and advocate for AACR programs in cancer prevention research and related scientific fields and act as an advisor and representative for cancer prevention to the AACR Board of Directors and other relevant organizations.

October is the  ! Did you know that liver cancer is the fourth deadliest cancer in Hawaiʻi? It mainly affects Native Haw...
10/12/2023

October is the !

Did you know that liver cancer is the fourth deadliest cancer in Hawaiʻi? It mainly affects Native Hawaiian, Filipino, and Japanese men.
At UH Cancer Center, our researchers are developing new vaccines to treat aggressive liver cancer.

Follow the link to read the full story! https://ow.ly/Zz5F50PVILX

10/09/2023

New cancer treatment: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T-cell therapy) offered in partnership with UH Cancer Center.

Did you know dense breast tissue increases the risk of breast cancer? It's more common than you think - nearly half of w...
10/09/2023

Did you know dense breast tissue increases the risk of breast cancer? It's more common than you think - nearly half of women over 40 who get mammograms are found to have dense breasts. Let's spread awareness and support early detection. 🎗️💖

The UH Cancer Center’s researchers, Haining Yang, MD, PhD and Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, led a study that demonstrated th...
10/07/2023

The UH Cancer Center’s researchers, Haining Yang, MD, PhD and Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, led a study that demonstrated that the HMGB1 protein plays a critical role in the development of asbestos-induced mesothelioma.

Read the story https://ow.ly/1kWf50PQPT9

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center in Hawaii and the Pacific.

Today, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Multiethnic Cohort (MEC), a collaboration between the UH Cancer Center a...
10/06/2023

Today, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Multiethnic Cohort (MEC), a collaboration between the UH Cancer Center and the University of Southern California Norris Cancer Center.

The MEC has followed 215,000+ residents in Hawaiʻi and Los Angeles, making a significant contribution to the goal of correcting cancer health disparities and preventing cancer and other chronic diseases

Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women in Hawaiʻi. We are looking for women aged 45-74 scheduled for a s...
10/04/2023

Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women in Hawaiʻi.

We are looking for women aged 45-74 scheduled for a screening mammogram to become a part of the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) and help shape the future of breast cancer screening.

Follow the link for more information https://ow.ly/fAc150PT5iF

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center in Hawaii and the Pacific.

Joanne Hayashi, breast cancer survivor and President and co-founder of Breast Cancer Hawaii, explains the importance of ...
10/04/2023

Joanne Hayashi, breast cancer survivor and President and co-founder of Breast Cancer Hawaii, explains the importance of sharing cutting-edge cancer research with our cancer survivor community.

In Hawaiʻi, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the 2nd leading cause of cancer death. University of...
10/03/2023

In Hawaiʻi, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the 2nd leading cause of cancer death. University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researcher Izumi Okado, PhD, received funding to conduct research to improve access to breast cancer treatment for rural Hawaiʻi residents.

Follow the link to read the full story https://ow.ly/wWbC50PQPYo

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center in Hawaii and the Pacific.

Congratulations to Christa Braun-Inglish, DNP, APRN-Rx, assistant researcher, who received the National Cancer Institute...
09/30/2023

Congratulations to Christa Braun-Inglish, DNP, APRN-Rx, assistant researcher, who received the National Cancer Institute Director's Award for her achievements in expanding the role of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs).

Last Saturday, we collaborated with the Oral Cancer Foundation to hold the Oral Cancer Walk/Fun Run for awareness. The e...
09/28/2023

Last Saturday, we collaborated with the Oral Cancer Foundation to hold the Oral Cancer Walk/Fun Run for awareness. The event included family fun activities and provided free oral cancer screenings to the public and event participants. The participants appreciated learning about how betel nuts, HPV, and oral bacteria are each linked to oral cancer.

This month, the Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands Mammography Registry (HIPIMR) will launch a new questionnaire that aims to s...
09/25/2023

This month, the Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands Mammography Registry (HIPIMR) will launch a new questionnaire that aims to standardize breast health information collected at mammography clinics around Hawaiʻi and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI).

This public impact research will allow researchers and doctors to calculate breast cancer risk better and develop a more appropriate risk model for the state’s unique populations.

Read full story https://ow.ly/TUqz50PPtq4

The Quest for a Cure: Prostate Cancer event was held this past Tuesday with an attendance of 151 participants! Speakers ...
09/21/2023

The Quest for a Cure: Prostate Cancer event was held this past Tuesday with an attendance of 151 participants! Speakers addressed the impact of prostate cancer in Hawai‘i and advances in the diagnosis and treatment, including genetics and imaging. Mahalo to our speakers and everyone who participated both in-person and via Zoom!

Did you know we're part of 72 NCI-designated cancer centers and the only one dedicated to serving the Pacific? UH Cancer...
09/20/2023

Did you know we're part of 72 NCI-designated cancer centers and the only one dedicated to serving the Pacific?

UH Cancer Center's research and community engagement initiatives center on the Pacific Islands, with unique populations of Native Hawaiians and other Polynesian, Micronesian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, and European descent.

Visiting Kona on Hawai`i Island to share about our NCI-designated center at the West Hawai`i Cancer Symposium. Deliverin...
09/09/2023

Visiting Kona on Hawai`i Island to share about our NCI-designated center at the West Hawai`i Cancer Symposium. Delivering the keynote presentation was our director, Naoto T. Ueno, MD, PhD, who addressed the unique opportunities and challenges of cancer care among the ethnic populations in Hawai`i and the Pacific.

Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pacific Island Partnership for Cancer Health Equity (PIPCHE) collaboratio...
08/10/2023

Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pacific Island Partnership for Cancer Health Equity (PIPCHE) collaboration between the UH Cancer Center and the University of Guam - UOG!

Since 2003, this partnership has worked to explore the reasons behind significant cancer health disparities among Pacific Islanders in Hawai‘i, Guam, & the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.

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