Community Education and Training

In addition to the education and training that the UH Cancer Center offers to students and professionals, the Cancer Center hosts regular educational events for the general public including the Quest for the Cure: Progress in Cancer Research and the Prostate Cancer Forum.

If you would like to learn more about a cancer-related topic, prerecorded presentations by researchers, staff, and clinical trial participants are available.

For your group:  if your organization or group is interested in a cancer-related topic or learning more from a researcher, you can request a speaker presentation from the Speakers Hui.

NOTE: Due to pandemic, presentations are currently being offered virtually until further notice. There are a number of prerecorded topics available.

Quest for a Cure

The Quest is an annual event for anyone whose life has been touched by and wants to learn more about cancer. Beginning in 2010, leading UH Cancer Center and community scientists have shared the latest findings on a variety of cancer-related topics.

Prostate Cancer Forum

This annual event features local physician experts discussing the latest treatments, breakthroughs, strategies in prostate cancer management, and followed by a question and answer session with the guest speakers.

Speakers Hui

UH Cancer Center's Speakers Hui is a way for the Center's cancer researchers to give talks to community groups about the latest research and education efforts of the UH Cancer Center.

Please note: Due to the pandemic, presentations are currently being offered virtually until further notice.

Clinical Trials Training

Since 2004, the UH Cancer Center has sponsored a curriculum on cancer clinical trials for first-year medical students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Students are provided with an overview of clinical trials featuring the NCI Clinical Trials Education Series – The In-Depth Program. Additionally, up to 4 first-year students are offered a year-long clinical trials shadowing program where they rotate training onsite with oncologists who are part of the Hawaiʻi Cancer Consortium.

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