UH co-hosts free 2022 Cancer Survivor’s and Caregiver’s Conference

November 15, 2022

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Comprehensive Cancer Coalition’s Quality of Life Action Team and collaborating partners will host the 2022 Cancer Survivor’s and Caregiver’s Conference: Hope. A Gift of Life on Thursday, November 17, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. The free event will include parking and lunch for all registered attendees. Register here.

2022 Survivor and Caregiver conference
2022 Cancer Survivor's and Caregiver's Conference

The conference will bring together cancer survivors, caregivers and healthcare providers to address issues on life after cancer treatment. The event will provide information on integrative medicine, patient navigation, psychosocial needs of survivors and caregivers, palliative care, clinical trials, cannabis medication and spirituality.

In Hawaiʻi, there are more than 66,000 cancer survivors and 18.1 million nationwide. In cancer, survivorship covers the physical, psychosocial, and economic issues of cancer, from diagnosis until the end of life. Caregivers, often family members or friends, are a significant part of the survivorship experience and are essential in providing supportive care for those diagnosed with cancer.

“Everyone in Hawaiʻi, at some time, will be touched by cancer, whether it is their own personal struggle or supporting and caring for loved ones such as family or friends battling against the disease,” said Kevin Cassel, UH Cancer Center researcher and Hawaiʻi Comprehensive Cancer Coalition co-chair. “The good news is that every year, the number of cancer survivors in our state increases, due largely to the timely use of new cancer screening methods, the discovery of innovative treatment options and more effective medications.”