The UOG Guam Cancer Research Center was established in 2009 and has an NCI-funded partnership with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center (UHCC). Together they focus on Pacific Islanders because they are a highly underserved minority with a significant amount of health disparities.
The cancer center focuses its efforts on enhancing awareness and prevention of cancer, and strives to ultimately reduce the impact of cancer on the population in the Territory of Guam.
Through the Partnership grant with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, the University of Guam Cancer Center aims to:
- 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 pertinent to students
- Further strengthening the research focus at UHCC on cancer health disparities with particular emphasis on aspects of particular relevance from people of Hawaii and the Pacific
- Enhance the awareness of cancer and prevention, ultimately, to reduce the impact of cancer on the population in the territory of Guam, neighboring U.S. –associated Pacific Island jurisdictions, and Hawaii