Academic / Professional Discussion Groups

Inter-programmatic Faculty Seminar Series

(Twice monthly)
To foster more collaboration and inter-programmatic research. Center Members will present informal talks about their research and may describe new endeavors or grants. Presentations should be designed to be understood across the UH Cancer Center disciplines.

Contact:  Dr. Joe Ramos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (808) 564-5843


Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer Discussion Group

(Semester)
The Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer group discusses the latest research papers and is available as a 1 credit graduate level course.

Contact (Spring): Dr. Michelle Matter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (808) 440-3486


Women's Cancer Translational Research Focus Group

(First Monday of each month)
The goal of this group is to bring together a mulitdisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians to address salient clinical issues revolving around women's cancer. The meetings will serve as forum to foster collaborative interactions that address these clinical issues with relevant and impactful translational research.

Contact: Dr. Lenora Loo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (808) 564-5982


Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention in the Pacific

(Second Tuesday of each month)
Topics include cancer etiology, epidemiology, nutrition, and prevention.

Contact: Dr. Herbert Yu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (808) 564-5910

Cancer Care Delivery Focus Group

Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR) is a multidisciplinary science that seeks to improve clinical outcomes and patient well-being by intervening on patient, clinician, and organizational factors that influence care delivery.

The CCDR focus group is multi-disciplinary and includes faculty from the Cancer Center, the Shidler School of Business, The School of Social Work, The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, th department of Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science, the Department of Communicology, Queens Medical Center, Tripler Army Medical Center and the Pediatric Oncology program at Kapi‘olani Medical Center. The goal of the group is to explore opportunities to expand CCDR research in Hawaiʻi, leverage resources provided through the National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), and provide a forum for scholarship related to this important aspect of health care.

Contact: Dr. Randall Holcombe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (808) 586-3013