The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center is at the forefront, working in and collaborating with our communities to eliminate cancer disparities. This community-engaged approach is crucial to our understanding of the health challenges faced by those we serve, particularly those who suffer from cancer disproportionately.

A key element of the UH Cancer Center’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation is Community Outreach and Engagement. Our research and activities is driven by how cancer affects those living in our catchment area, which includes the state of Hawaiʻi and the US affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI).

The UH Cancer Center’s community engagement efforts are guided by our Community Outreach and Engagement Committee (COE) that collaborates with key community partners, conducts research relevant to area we serve, provides education and training opportunities, and seeks input through advisory boards and community advocates.