July 16, 2014
"New donor-supported grants fund local cancer research"
The first ever Pilot Study Award was recently awarded to Dr. Brenda Hernandez and a team of UH Cancer Center researchers to study why women of Filipino ancestry are at higher risk for thyroid cancer. A second award was granted to Dr. Peter Hoffman to study whether inhibiting a specific enzyme can reduce inflammation in the intestine and the progression of inflammation-related colon cancer. In the picture at left, Dr. Brian Issel hands the award certificate to Dr. Hernandez; at right, Dr. Hoffman. Both awards were made possible by the generosity of community donors through the UH Foundation.
June 30, 2014
Dr. Mitsuru Emi, researcher and drummer
A respected surgeon and professor medicine in Japan, Dr. Mitsuru Emi comes to Hawaii once a month to conduct cancer research on malignant mesothelioma at the UH Cancer Center. In an interview on KZOO Japanese language radio, Dr. Emi said Hawaii can be an important bridge between Asia and the U.S. in the fight against cancer. He also discussed his interest in hula and Tahitian drumming, and gave a short demo with his drumming group in the KZOO studio, which is located at the front of the Shirokiya department store in Ala Moana.
July 7, 2014
"Know your enemy," researchers tell summer interns
"Know your enemy." Dr. Joe Ramos, program director for cancer biology, told the new summer interns at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and the John A. Burns School of Medicine that learning more about cancer helps researchers figure out how to combat cancer. During the orientation the interns toured the Cancer Center's labs.
June 26, 2014
Memorial Dedicated to Cancer Center's Architect
Architect Jeff Nakamura of Shimokawa + Nakamura designed the University of Hawaii Cancer Center before he died of cancer in June 2013. Colleagues and family members created a memorial in his name, and at the dedication his son Kenton(in picture standing next to the memorial) told assembled guests his father considered every day a chance to learn something new, to help someone else, and to reach a new height. "There is no such thing as an ordinary moment," he said.