UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII LEADS GROUNDBREAKING CANCER STUDY

Written by: Hawaii News Now, June 11, 2018Article: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/38395315/university-of-hawaii-leads-groundbreaking-cancer-study HONOLULU (AP) – The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is the leader in a groundbreaking national study that found that early-stage breast cancer patients with the most common form of the disease do not benefit from chemotherapy. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the center helped develop the […]

CANCER PATIENT GIVEN JUST 3 MONTHS TO LIVE IS CURED BY EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT

Written by: Alexandra Klausner, NY Post, June 6, 2018 | 10:12amArticle: https://nypost.com/2018/06/06/cancer-patient-given-just-3-months-to-live-is-cured-by-experimental-treatment/?utm_source=email_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons Two and a half years ago, doctors told a Florida woman battling breast cancer that she had just three months to live. Judy Perkins, 52, of Port St. Lucie, is now cancer free thanks to an experimental treatment that harnessed billions of her […]

DR. CANCER RESEARCH

Written by: Susan Kang Sunderland, Midweek, December 5, 2017 @ 3:18pmArticle: http://www.midweek.com/dr-cancer-research/ One year after taking over as director of University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Dr. Randall Holcombe remains committed to finding cures and developing new methods of prevention in the ongoing fight against cancer. Class will come to order. Today’s lesson is on one […]

UH CANCER CENTER RESEARCHERS PICK UP PROVISIONAL PATENT FOR CANCER FINDING

Written by: Lorin Eleni Gill, Reporter for Pacific Business News, May 6, 2016 @ 2:19pm University of Hawaii Cancer Center researchers have secured a provisional patent that will assist in cancer research and potentially help doctors catch cancer earlier. Lana Garmire, an assistant professor in the Cancer Epidemiology Program, led the study using “big data,” […]

UH CANCER RESEARCHERS RECEIVE $3M FROM U.S. DEFENSE DEPARTMENT

Written by: Lorin Eleni Gill, Biz Journals, March 30, 2016 @ 12:29pm HST Researchers at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu have been awarded $3 million by the Department of Defense for mesothelioma-related research projects. The cancer research grants, which focus on asbestos-related malignant mesothelioma, were […]

UH BLADDER CANCER DRUG SHOWS PROMISE

Written by: Kristen Consillio, Star Advertiser, November 23, 2015 @ 1:30am The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is a step closer to getting federal approval for a new bladder cancer drug. The drug, an interleukin 15 superagonist complex combined with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin, or BCG, currently in clinical trials, is expected to be more effective for […]

NEW KIND OF ‘DESIGNER’ IMMUNE CELLS CLEAR BABY’S LEUKEMIA

Written by: Kate Kelland, Reuters.com, November 6, 2015 @ 9:58am EST(http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/06/us-health-leukaemia-cellectis-idUSKCN0SU2PO20151106) A baby whom doctors thought almost certain to die has been cleared of a previously incurable leukemia in the first human use of an “off-the-shelf” cell therapy from Cellectis that creates designer immune cells. One-year-old Layla had run out of all other treatment options […]