Participate in a Research Study

The UH Cancer Center is at the forefront of cancer research in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.  You too can contribute to advancing cancer research by participating in a research study! Please review our current list of active studies below.  If you do not find a study that you would like to participate in but would like to be considered for future studies, please email us your contact information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You may also visit this site for an updated study list.


Care Coordination Study

Participate in the Care Coordination Study

Are you a cancer patient? We need your help to improve cancer care!


Cyanotoxins and Liver Cancer Development Study

Participate in the Cyanotoxins and Liver Cancer Development

This study seeks to understand the role of a common bacteria found in the environment, called Cyanobacteria, and the poisons they produce that may lead to a chronic liver disease and liver cancer.


Determinants of Exercise Capacity Study

Participate in the Determinants of Exercise Capacity Study

Interested in your percent body fat, percent lean mass, bone density, and fitness level?

This medical research study performs body composition and exercise testing on healthy individuals to determine cardiorespiratory fitness using technology like Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA), treadmill aerobic tests, 3D optical scans, air displacement, and muscle strength measures. The repeatability and reliability of these different body composition measures are determined.


Mobile Mindfulness Meditation Study

Participate in the Mobile Mindfulness Meditation Study

We are currently asking people who have been diagnosed with cancer and finished primary treatment if they would like to use a mobile app for mindfulness meditation to see if it impacts anxiety or neuropathy.

Interested participants will be asked to follow the link for either anxiety OR neuropathy and to participate in ONE of the studies, for one time only.


Multiethnic Cohort Study: Help us create a world where cancer no longer exists

Participate in the Multiethnic Cohort Study

The UH Cancer Center in Kakaʻako is looking for volunteers to be part of quality control groups for a study that seeks to identify risk and protective factors of cancer. Each individual who volunteers makes a difference by helping scientists better understand the mystery of this disease. Your contribution of a small blood and urine sample is a gift of hope to our community and to future generations.


No Ke Ola Pono o Nā Kāne Study

Participate in the No Ke Ola Pono o Nā Kāne Study

Come join us for a session to talk story about what it means to be a healthy Native Hawaiian kāne. The No Ke Ola Pono o Nā Kāne project (for the good health of men) in partnership with Ke Ola Mamo, the Native Hawaiian Health Care System of Oʻahu, seeks to recruit Native Hawaiian men to discuss the current health and cultural issues that are important to them. Sessions are held regularly throughout the islands during the evening hours.


Shape Up! Adults Study

Participate in the Shape Up! Adults Study

Interested in learning about your percent body fat, percent lean mass, and bone density?

Several body composition measurements will be completed for this study: whole-body Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA), blood draw, optical (2D and 3D) imaging, and muscle strength.


Shape Up! Keiki Study

Participate in the Shape Up! Keiki Study

Are you a parent of a child younger than 5 years old?

Consider participating in the Shape Up! Keiki study at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.  Shape Up! Keiki is a nationwide research study of how childhood body shape relates to health.  Your child's participation will help us find quick and accessible ways to measure health using body shape for infants and young children.  Learn more about your child's health by joining the Shape Up! Keiki study.


Shape Up! Kids Study

Participate in the Shape Up! Kids Study

Interested in learning about your percent body fat, percent lean mass, and bone density?

Develop ways to measure health and body composition from 2D and 3D images.


Smokers Study

Participate in the Smokers Study

We are now actively recruiting subjects for a smoking study being conducted at the UH Cancer Center in Kakaʻako. Participation in this study will help scientists better understand why some people who smoke seem to be at higher risk for developing smoking‐related diseases.


Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial/EA1151 Study

Participate in the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial/EA1151 Study

We are currently recruiting women to Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), a clinical trial that will help us develop strategies that tailor breast cancer screening to the risks of individual women.