One of 65 federally recognized cancer centers, the University of Hawaiʻi’s Cancer Research Center of Hawaiʻi is on the verge of breaking ground for a new research facility in Kakaʻako.
New facilities, a strong relationship with area hospitals and recruiting efforts to expand the research faculty bode well for improving cancer care for Hawaiʻi residents.
Read about the cancer center’s progress and prospects and learn more about research initiatives that illustrate two of the center’s four program areas.
- A New Cancer Center
With new facilities and researchers, CRCH can focus on cancer issues of concern to Hawaiʻi and partner with health providers to bring treatment options to island residents.
- Searching for cures by looking at cellular processes
Natural Products and Cancer Biology Associate Professor André Bachmann’s investigation of repurposed drugs and new compounds found in nature in the fight against the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.
- Unraveling genetic clues to prostate cancer
Epidemiology Program Assistant Researcher Iona Cheng’s investigation of genetic susceptibility for prostate cancer among different ethnic groups.