Hawaiʻi Cancer Consortium

The Hawaiʻi Cancer Consortium (HCC) is the cornerstone for orchestrating fundamental, translational, and clinical research in oncology. Spearheaded by the UH Cancer Center—an NCI-designated facility—the Consortium strives to enhance cancer outcomes for residents of Hawaiʻi as well as those in the broader Pacific Rim region.

This collaborative network comprises various healthcare and community partners. The consortium membership includes Adventist Health Castle, Hawaiʻi Medical Service Association (HMSA), Hawaiʻi Pacific Health, Kuakini Medical Center, The Queen's Health System, and UH Mānoa's John A. Burns School of Medicine. Our partners are crucial in advancing our collective quest to alleviate the cancer burden via patient-focused clinical research and care. In addition, the Cancer Center maintains a strong community presence, relying extensively on its partner network to effectively administer clinical trials and provide high-quality cancer care.


To support the UH Cancer Center in achieving its mission and enhancing the ability of the UH Cancer Center to make substantive advances in the areas of cancer research, education, community outreach, and oncology practice.


To substantially reduce the burden of cancer for the people of Hawaiʻi and elsewhere through the support of clinical and translational cancer research.


University of Hawaiʻi Cancer CenterUniversity of Hawaii Cancer Center logo

The University of Hawaiʻi (UH) Cancer Center is at the forefront of discovering new methods, translating findings into clinical practice, and ensuring the best possible outcomes for patients diagnosed with cancer. The UH Cancer Center serves as the administrative and organizational hub for the Hawaiʻi Cancer Consortium, provides a centralized core to streamline and synergize efforts to achieve the Consortium's mission. The Cancer Center recruits and retains cancer site-specific experts who can provide the community with the highest quality cancer care and access to the latest cancer-related clinical trials.


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As a comprehensive medical center, Adventist Health Castle provides a broad spectrum of inpatient, outpatient, and home-based services. This 160-bed facility, staffed by over 300 physicians and over 1,000 employees, serves the entire Oʻahu island, particularly as the primary healthcare provider for the Windward side. Part of the Adventist Health System, this facility integrates spiritual values with advanced technology and quality care.

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Established in 1938, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) is a non-profit health insurer and Hawaiʻi's largest, serving over 700,000 individuals. An independent Blue Cross Blue Shield Association licensee, HMSA is dedicated to providing comprehensive health coverage for all its members.

Hawaiʻi Pacific HealthHawai'i Pacific Health logo

Hawaiʻi Pacific Health (HPH) is committed to providing extensive cancer care. HPH brings together the expertise of its cancer specialists in tumor boards, and is actively involved in clinical trials for new cancer therapies.


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Kuakini Medical Center's Oncology Services offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach tailored to each cancer patient's unique needs. Kuakini focuses on prevention, early detection, treatment, education, and support services. Its healthcare team actively engages in community outreach, providing information, education, and free screenings to the public.


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Since in 1985, The Queen's Health System (QHS) is a non-profit healthcare organization, has been devoted to the health of Hawaiʻi's people. QHC stands as the oldest and foremost healthcare provider in Hawaiʻi, offering preventive and specialty services across over 70 locations in the Pacific.

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John A. Burns School of Medicine

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), seeks innovative health solutions for our diverse society and the world. Recognized as America's most culturally diverse medical school, JABSOM’s vision is A.L.O.H.A. – Attaining Lasting Optimal Health for All.