Local philanthropist Betty Funayama has established the Warren T. Funayama Endowed Fund at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center in memory of her late husband Warren.
UH officials were joined by state and national lawmakers, hospital executives and cancer survivors in breaking ground for new University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center research facilities adjacent to the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kakaʻako on Oct. 28.
Suzanne P. Murphy was elected to active membership of the Institute of Medicine, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine.
Mānoa’s André Bachmann is the recipient of the inaugural Weinman Innovator Award for Translational Research. The Cancer Research Center of Hawaiʻi associate professor will receive $50,000 to support his work on neuroblastoma, an aggressive pediatric tumor originating in nerve tissue cells.
Mānoa’s Cancer Research Center of Hawaiʻi and the University of Guam received a $12.6 million combined grant award from the National Cancer Institute to support their cancer research partnership program.
Mʻnoa’s Cancer Research Center of Hawaiʻi will receive two awards of more than $1 million each over two years, funded under the federal stimulus package known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Manoa Assistant Researcher Iona Cheng was named one of 17 recipients to receive a V Scholar award from the Jim Valvano Foundation for Cancer Research.
An international team of scientist including Cancer Research of Hawaii researchers discovered a new genetic marker associated with ovarian cancer risk.
Michele Carbone has been appointed director of Mānoa’s Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i