Military-state cancer project gets $7.7M
The Department of Defense has awarded $7.7 million to support a partnership between the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii and Tripler Army Medical Center, officials said earlier this month.
The three-year research partnership will benefit civilians and military personnel living in Hawaii, according to the center, a research unit of the University of Hawaii.
"The result of this affiliation will be a high-quality Cancer Research Center of Hawaii that conducts cutting-edge research and makes state-of-the-art cancer care accessible to all the citizens of Hawaii, both military and civilian, and the Pacific," U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye said in a statement.
Among other things, the award will support the study of cancer cell metastases, transmission of cancerous cells from an original site to sites elsewhere in the body. It also will focus on the discovery and development of new anti-cancer agents.
Dr. Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, research center director, and Maj. Gen. Gail Pollock, medical center commander, said they looked forward to increasing a long-standing collaboration between the facilities.