Clinical Trials

A clinical trial is a research study designed to test the safety and effectiveness of new treatments for cancer. Every cancer-fighting drug and therapy available to doctors today had to be tested in a clinical trial before it could be used routinely on patients. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, know that a clinical trial is an option to consider. The Center currently provides access to 85 cutting-edge cancer clinical trials and remains committed to investigating new ways of improving cancer care in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. Cancer patients work closely with our faculty and Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) to help them navigate through their unique cancer journey. The mission of our Center’s Clinical Trials Office (CTO) is to reduce the burden of cancer for the people of Hawaiʻi, the Pacific and globally by providing access to cutting-edge clinical trials.

Participate in a Clinical Trial

UH Cancer Center Clinical Trials are trials conducted by our local oncologists.  One does not have to be a cancer patient to participate.  Please see available clinical trials below and contact the study coordinators for any questions or if you are interested in participating.

Please consult with your physician before you decide to participate in a clinical trial.  There are many factors to consider before you enroll.

For Cancer Patients
Breast Cancer Study

Cannabis Attitudes Survey for Cancer Patients & Survivors

Care Coordination Study - Big Island

Care Coordination Study - Maui

iCare: Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation Study

Improving Quality of Life for Colon Cancer Patients and Caregivers Study

Mobile Mindfulness Meditation Study

For Those Without Cancer
Cyanotoxins and Liver Cancer Development (Liver Health Study)

Determinants of Exercise Capacity Study

Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Study 2

Multiethnic Cohort (Quality Control) Study

No Ke Ola Pono o Nā Kāne Study

Shape Up! Keiki Study

Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial/EA1151 (TMIST) Study

To find more clinical trials, visit Find a Clinical Trial page.