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May 28, 2013

University of Hawaii Cancer Center to Host 3rd Annual “Quest for a Cure”
Event one of hundreds nationwide in celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day

HONOLULU, HI - The University of Hawaii Cancer Center will host its third annual Quest for a Cure: Progress in Cancer Research event from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1st in the Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel. 

Hawaii News Now television anchor Keahi Tucker will moderate the program aimed at highlighting advancements in cancer research that have significantly improved treatments and quality of life for cancer survivors.

This event is just one of the hundreds taking place nationwide in recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day that will be celebrated on Sunday, June 2nd. The American Association for Cancer Research recently released its second Annual Report on Cancer Survivorship in the United States which shows that as of January 2012, there were approximately 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States, a number that is expected to rise by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022.

“Our researchers are continuously conducting innovative and progressive cancer research,” said University of Hawaii Cancer Center Director Michele Carbone, MD, PhD. “These events provide us the opportunity to inform the public about our groundbreaking research and ultimately how that research will benefit them.”

Event attendees will hear from a panel of experts that include Center scientists James Turkson PhD, Tom Wills, PhD, Haining Yang, PhD and Kenneth Sumida, MD, as well as a cancer survivor who participated in a clinical trial sponsored by the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion to allow attendees the opportunity to interact with these experts.

The cost to attend the event is $10.00 which includes a buffet breakfast. Parking is available at the Ala Moana Hotel for $6. Registration has been extended until Thursday, May 30, 2013. To register please contact the University of Hawaii Foundation office at 808-356-5749 or visit their website at: www.uhfoundation.org/QUESTFORACURE2013.