Capital Campaign

Early Phase Clinical Research Center (EPCRC) with Cancer Organoid Facility and Drug Development Program

Standard cancer care is constantly changing as basic discoveries are tested in patients and improved approaches are defined. A clinical trial is a critical step in advancing care; it is a research study testing the safety and effectiveness of new treatments in cancer. Every cancer-fighting drug and therapy available to doctors today was tested in a clinical trial before it could be used routinely on patients.

Early Phase (phase 1) clinical trials represent the cutting edge of cancer treatments and our goal is to ensure no patient will have to travel to the continental U.S. for these types of specialized treatments. Hawaiʻi cancer patients need and deserve access to early phase trials and UH Cancer Center is responding.

The Early Phase Clinical Research Center, in conjunction with a Cancer Drug Development Program and Organoid Facility will serve an estimated 100 to 200 patients annually and contribute greatly to the world’s body of cancer research knowledge.

We invite you to be a part of history in supporting this vision for the State of Hawaiʻi.

$13M has been secured from the State of Hawaiʻi and the National Institutes of Health for construction. We need additional funding for equipment and programmatic support to hire the best physicians and researchers.

UH Cancer Center - Exceptional Research for Hawaiʻi's People


View our Early Phase Clinical Research Center (EPCRC) Renderings

EPCRC Main entrance rendering


Naming Opportunities Available*

Entire NCI-designated Center Name
Early Phase Clinical Research Center Name
4th Floor: Drug Discovery/Development
Endowed Research Chairs

Organoid Center
Clinical Trials Center Lobby
2nd Floor Reception
Endowed Professorships

Research Labs
Meditation Rooms
Patient Rooms
Patient Lounge

*Multi-year pledges accepted

For more information, please contact Lynne Wooddell, Director of Development at (808) 356-5757 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..