June 8, 2012
Quest for a Cure: Progress in Cancer Research
On Saturday, June 2nd, the University of Hawaii Cancer Center hosted itâs second annual Quest for a Cure event at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. The event was moderated by Hawaii News Now television anchor Keahi Tucker and highlighted the impact research has had on improving survival and quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer.
The attendees heard from a panel of experts that include UH Cancer Center scientists David Ward, PhD, Suzanne Murphy, PhD, James Turkson PhD and Erin Bantum, PhD, as well as a cancer survivor who participated in a clinical trial conduced by the UH Cancer Center. A question and answer session followed these presentations which afforded the attendees the unique opportunity to interact directly with the experts.
âWe are continuously seeking ways to improve the quality of life for anyone who has been affected by cancer,â said Cancer Center Director Michele Carbone, M.D. âIt is through community events like these that provide us the opportunity to inform and assist cancer survivors as well as their caregivers.â
Nearly 200 of the event attendees also enjoyed a buffet breakfast and cancer education information provided by exhibitors from the UH Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation, Oncology on Canvas as well as the Queen's Cancer Center.