The Oncology Research Department at The Queen’s Medical Center improves our approach to cancer care in Hawaii by supporting cancer research. Our cancer research team includes physician researchers, nurses and scientists dedicated to implementing and carrying out clinical trials designed specifically for cancer patients.
Queen’s Cancer Center and the University of Hawaii Cancer Center (UHCC) are selected minority based sites for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). The goal of NCORP is to bring cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery research to people in their own communities to improve patient outcomes and reduce cancer disparities.
Because of this relationship, the Oncology Research Department at Queen’s Cancer Center is able to offer research studies that are available through the NCI National Cancer Trials Network, pharmaceutical companies and local investigators. Our team of experienced oncologists carefully selects only the trials that show promise and potential benefit to our patients. Once a trial is chosen, our staff works closely with the sponsor and regulatory boards to make the study available to our patients.
All research studies are approved through the UHCC’s Community Research Advocacy Board and the Protocol Review Monitoring Committee to ensure the trials are scientifically sound and the patient is being protected.
If you are interested in a clinical trial, The Queen’s Cancer Research Department can be reached at 808-691-8548. Your doctor or study nurse can also contact us, and help determine if a clinical trial is right for you.