Cancer Research Saves Lives

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

Hawaiʻi is situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, beautiful but remote. If you had to fly somewhere to receive cancer care, you could fly 2,500 miles to Seattle or Los Angeles. Most patients would choose to be treated close to home and loved ones.

It is essential that we have a NCI-designated cancer center with an alliance of partners offering the most advanced care here.

Hawaiʻi is one of the most ethnically-diverse states in the U.S. and some cancers are more prevalent here. The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center, a research program affiliated with UH Mānoa, examines cancer in the context of the state's unique cultural, ethnic, and environmental characteristics.

The Cure Begins With Research

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center has earned designation by the National Cancer Institute as one of the premier research institutions in the U.S. To remain at the forefront of innovation, we need private support to augment grant funding for research, recruitment, technology, and education.

Areas of Excellence

  • Population Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Breast Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Childhood Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
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Collaboration and Quality Care

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center has formed a statewide alliance that includes the Queen's Medical Center, Hawaii Pacific Health, the Kuakini Medical Center, the American Cancer Society, the UH Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine and a growing list of community partners.

By joining forces, they are creating a pipeline that drives laboratory discovery into the clinical setting, directly benefiting people in our homes and neighborhoods affected by cancer.

Giving Opportunities

Director’s Fund
This fund supports the many diverse expenses related to helping the UH Cancer Center fulfill its mission. 

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General Research Fund
This fund is restricted to supporting research expenses only. 

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Other Funds
The UH Cancer Center has many dedicated funds for specific cancer-related research projects such as those focusing on liver, breast, pancreatic and ovarian cancer. If you have a specific area of interest you would like to support, please contact:

Elaine Evans
Director of Development and Alumni Engagement for the John A. Burns
School of Medicine
t (808) 692-0991, f (808) 692-1246
For Our University, Our Hawai‘i, Our Future