Welcome to the University of Guam & University of Hawaii Cancer Center Partnership!
Americans of Pacific Islander ancestry are a highly underserved minority with a significant burden of cancer health disparities. Americans of Pacific Islander ancestry are also highly underrepresented among cancer researchers and cancer health care professionals. In 2009, the University of Guam Cancer Research Center partnership with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center received a five-year $12.5 M grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Just over $8 M of that amount will be spent on Guam by local investigators to address some of these issues with a focus on the following:
- Increase the cancer research activities and the number of faculty engaged in cancer research at UOG.
- Increase the number of minority scientists of Pacific Islander ancestry engaged in cancer research and provide pertinent undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate education and training opportunities for Pacific Islander students.
- Further strengthen the research focus at UHCC on cancer health disparities with particular emphasis on aspects of particular relevance for the people of Hawaii and the Pacific.
- Enhance the awareness of cancer and cancer prevention and, ultimately, to reduce the impact of cancer on the population in the Territory of Guam, neighboring U.S.-associated Pacific Island jurisdictions, and Hawaii.
We invite you to explore our website, consider participating in our research projects, and learn about our research and outreach projects and how they are impacting communities in Guam, Hawaii and neighboring jurisdictions in the U.S. Pacific region.
Funding to support the University of Guam & University of Hawaii Cancer Center Partnership is made available through the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, grant numbers: 1U54CA143728 and 1U54CA143727.
Guam Cancer Research Center University of Hawaii Cancer Center
UOG Station Mangilao, Guam 96923 1236 Lauhala St., Suite 502C