Adventist Health Castle is located in Kailua, Oʻahu (Photo credit: Adventist Health Castle).
As part of the Hawaiʻi Cancer Consortium, Adventist Health Castle will support the UH Cancer Center in achieving its mission and enhancing its ability to make substantive advances in the areas of cancer research, education, community outreach and oncology practice.
“We are extremely pleased that Adventist Health Castle has joined the Hawaiʻi Cancer Consortium. This will improve access to high quality National Cancer Institute clinical trials for patients on the windward side of the island,” said UH Cancer Center Director Randall Holcombe.
Adventist Health Castle, owned and operated by Adventist Health, is a full-service medical center located in Kailua, Oʻahu, and offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and home-based services.
“We are looking forward to working with our new community partner, Adventist Health Castle, on many of our future preventive and dietary studies,” said Carol Boushey, director of the UH Cancer Center’s Nutrition Support Shared Resource.
Adventist Health Castle serves many of Oʻahu’s Native Hawaiian population. This partnership will not only provide access to the most current and cutting-edge cancer therapies for all residents on the windward side, but also expand cancer research participation opportunities for those who experience a high incidence and mortality of certain cancers, including Native Hawaiians.
The consortium represents the unified basic, translational and clinical cancer research effort benefiting all citizens of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Rim. Other members of the consortium include the Hawaii Medical Service Association, Hawaiʻi Pacific Health, Kuakini Medical Center, The Queen’s Health Systems and UH Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.