Exploratory cancer research gets $547K gift

Funding innovative ideas to fuel great discoveries

University of Hawaiʻi
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Director of Communications, University of Hawaii Foundation
Posted: Dec 7, 2010

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, a research enterprise affiliated with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, has received a $547,500 anonymous planned gift to provide ongoing funding for early-stage projects in novel and promising areas of study.
“Private funding for early-stage projects helps ensure innovative ideas are given the support they need to be tested through research. This funding is essential as too often preliminary research is not eligible for federal grant funding,” said Dr. Michele Carbone, director of the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center.
By providing resources to support pilot study exploration, the donor is creating a vital source of funding for the most promising researchers at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center whose innovative ideas may lead to research breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
“This gift will help the Cancer Center achieve several important objectives; it will reward the innovative work of our researchers who will compete for an award; it will provide the Cancer Center with the resources to support pilot study exploration; and as an endowed fund, it will do so in perpetuity,” said Carbone. “We are most grateful for this very generous gift that will fund the research taking place within our state-of-the-art facility currently under construction.”
For more information about how you can support the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, please contact Kristi Bates at (808) 564-5815 or Kristi.Bates@uhfoundation.org or you can give online at www.uhfoundation.org/GivetoCancerCenter.
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The University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center is one of 65 centers in the nation designated by the National Cancer Institute. Affiliated with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the Center is dedicated to advancing cancer research, public education and community outreach. http://www.crch.org/
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa serves approximately 20,000 students pursuing more than 225 different degrees. Coming from every Hawaiian island, every state in the nation, and more than 100 countries, UH Mānoa students matriculate in an enriching environment for the global exchange of ideas. http://manoa.hawaii.edu.
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