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Overview

Our consuming passion at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center is to be a world leader in eliminating cancer through research, education and improved patient care.

Every day, important scientific discoveries are made here and around the globe. Certain types of cancer are now preventable or effectively treated while significant progress continues in the quest towards a cure.

Cancer Center ResearcherOur scientists and physicians focus on key cancers that impact us in Hawaii. Yet just as importantly, our work contributes to a global body of knowledge that leads to the development of new life-saving treatments and therapies. And we engage in scientific collaborations on an international scale, from clinical trials conducted across the U.S. to partnership programs in Guam, Micronesia and the Pacific.

To solve the toughest questions, we need the brightest minds. That's why we are home to some of the nation's leading cancer experts and why we are ambitiously recruiting new talent. Our purpose is clear: develop new strategies for discovery, drive findings into clinical practice and deliver the optimal outcome when a patient is faced with the prospect of treatment and recovery.

The UH Cancer Center is one of only 69 research organizations in the country designated by the National Cancer Institute. This affiliation requires stringent and constant evaluation, yet brings the distinction of being recognized among the best cancer research institutions in the world.

The UH Cancer Center together with its clinical partners, The Queen's Medical Center, Hawaii Pacific Health, Kuakini Medical Center and UH Manoa's John A. Burns School of Medicine form the UH Cancer Consortium, an alliance of the state's leading healthcare organizations united in our common goal of eliminating cancer through science.