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December 16, 2016

Governor Ige Pledges Support for the UH Cancer Center

Governor David Ige on December 14, announced his commitment and support for the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center at the Hawai'i Comprehensive Cancer Coalition Moonshot Summit.

"As governor, I am committed to providing additional resources to combat cancer and engage in cancer research in Hawai'i," said Ige. "With our rapid advancements in technology and medical research, it's time to find a cure once and for all."

Ige pledged $5 million for the UH Cancer Center in both fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

The commitment from the governor supports the Center's distinctive research focused on the ethnic diversity of Hawai'i, and its unique environmental characteristics.

"We are very appreciative of Governor Ige's support for the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center," said Randall Holcombe, UH Cancer Center director. "Restoration of support to the level initially proposed by the legislature when the cigarette tax was enacted will enable the Cancer Center to achieve long-term sustainability and allow it to continue its Hawai'i-focused research addressing the cancer problem for people throughout our State."

For photos of the Summit:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/uhcancercenter/albums/72157677759889756

Press:
http://www.staradvertiser.com/2016/12/15/hawaii-news/ige-pledges-10m-in-states-cancer-battle-plan/

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