UH Cancer Center researcher selected for leadership role on national committee

March 29, 2023

University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center researcher, Stephanie Si Lim, MD, was selected to serve as a member on the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) Physician Clinical Leadership Initiative (PCLI) Steering Committee. This committee seeks to identify roadblocks in cancer care, ensure quality of services, provide faculty career development, and enhance ways of disseminating information across cancer centers.

In her role as a physician-scientist, Si Lim will offer and share insights into overcoming barriers and challenges within cancer centers by establishing better practice guidelines that encompass finance, budgeting, and clinical trials access.

“It is a great honor to be selected as I can be a part of the leadership team that helps define practices that will maximize efficient and effective operation within cancer centers,”said Si Lim. “Particularly important to Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands will be finding ways to promote clinical trial enrollment so we can continue to offer the best cancer therapies available to all our patients within our community.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, patient and resident participation in clinical trials at the UH Cancer Center and across the nation began to decline. A key goal of Si Lim is to identify ways to increase clinical trial enrollment.

The UH Cancer Center currently offers access to over 80 clinical trials in Hawai‘i and the Pacific. To find out more about clinical trials, visit UHCancerCenter.org.