Quest for a Cure: Progress in Cancer Research

The Quest for a Cure is a public education event hosted annually by the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center. The Quest is an event for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer and wants to learn more about the disease. Topics include different cancer types and related cancer issues. Speakers include researchers from the UH Cancer Center as well as clinician partners from our oncology community.

This is the 12th year of the Quest for a Cure: Progress in Cancer Research. This year the Quest is being held in person as well as via Zoom webinars.

2023 Quest for a Cure series

Prostate Cancer  |  Tuesday, September 19, 2023  |  5 – 7 p.m.

REGISTER BY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - (registration extended!)  |  

Quest for a cure September 19, 2023

Our speakers will review prostate cancer's impact in Hawaiʻi, treatment options, and offer a patient's perspective.  Join us either in person or via Zoom. 

*Light refreshments to be served for those attending in-person.

Previous series

"Clinical Trials Awareness"  | 

In this series, speakers will overview the background, process, opportunities, and challenges of participating in clinical trials.


  1. Identify different types of clinical trials
  2. Describe the phases of clinical trials
  3. Explain 3 major factors which pose as barriers to clinical trial participation
  4. Understand clinical trials from the perspective of nurses, participants, patients, and caregivers.

Patient Empowerment  | 

Quest for a cure July 18, 2023

We invite you to attend the kick-off of our 2023 Quest for a Cure series. Speakers will identify strategies for patients and their caregivers to become empowered and gain greater control during their cancer journeys.


Though every journey is different, we will identify strategies for patients and their caregivers to be empowered during their cancer journeys.

  1. Identify at least two strategies that people can act upon to affect their health.
  2. Through their cancer journeys, speakers will explain why patient empowerment is important.

Please contact Michelle Hashimoto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or concerns.