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Cancer survivors’ perspectives on patient empowerment, free talk on July 18

June 29, 2023

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center will be hosting its first in-person Quest for a Cure event after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Quest for a Cure, generously supported by the Friends of the UH Cancer Center, is a public education event for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer and wants to learn more about the disease. This free public event on Tuesday, July 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, focuses on patient empowerment, and is available either in-person or via Zoom. Please RSVP by July 14.

This year’s Quest for a Cure offers monthly featured topics – patient empowerment, clinical trials, and prostate cancer – from July through September with one hour of notable speakers, followed by an hour of light refreshments and mingling with the speakers and event attendees. The Quest events are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

To kick off the Quest series, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Naoto T. Ueno, MD, PhD, UH Cancer Center director and two-time cancer survivor, and Joanne Hayashi, breast cancer survivor and co-founder of Breast Cancer Hawaii about their cancer journey and their perspectives on patient empowerment. Moderating the event will be Erin Bantum, PhD, UH Cancer Center researcher and clinical health psychologist.

In Hawaiʻi, there are an estimated 66,779 people living with cancer, and over 18.1 million across the Nation. Although every individual’s survivorship story is unique, attendees will learn different empowerment strategies for patients during their cancer journeys, as well as for caregivers who are always there to support their loved ones.

Stay tuned for the following Quest for a Cure events on August 15 and September 19 to learn from experts on clinical trials and prostate cancer, respectively.

For more information, call (808) 564-5835 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..