Hawaii Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

March 26, 2024

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers from across Hawaii met with their legislators at the Hawaii State Capitol Thursday to urge them to support HB1301. If enacted, the policy would enable funding for a multiethnic cohort study by the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Hawaii Pacific region.

October 23, 2023

Uri Martos’ first experience with cancer was when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer during her sophomore yea r of college, in 1998. Thankfully, after a mastectomy and chemotherapy, her mother is still surviving and thriving to this day. Because of her mother’s cancer, Uri joined a high-risk cancer

June 26, 2023

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) recognizes and applauds Governor Josh Green for signing HB907 into law, Thursday morning. Once enacted, the legislation will improve access to audio-only telehealth to help ensure cancer patients and survivors have access to the appropriate medical specialists they may need.

May 3, 2023

House Bill 1301 aimed to fund a multiethnic cohort study conducted by the University of Hawaii Cancer Center to understand the different factors contributing to higher incidence and mortality rates in certain cancers among certain groups in Hawaii.

State Contacts

Cynthia Au
Government Relations Director, Hawaii-Guam
Priscilla Cabral-Perez
Regional Multicultural Media Advocacy Assoc. Dir.
Alex Wiles
Sr. Regional Media Advocacy Manager
Las Vegas

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