N E W S F R O M T H E C A N C E R R E S E A R C H C E N T E R O F H AWA I ' I SPRING 2007 VOLUME 8, ISSUE 1 Director’s Message New Center Update A Banner Year Comprehensive Cancer Center Dear Friends, Raises the Quality of Care in Hawai‘i A We’re brimming with news destined s we move closer to the start of construction on the Cancer Research to ensure 2007 Center of Hawai‘i’s new, comprehensive cancer center facility in becomes a banner Kaka‘ako, we would like to again share with you the purpose of the year for health care in Hawai‘i center and the ways it will benefit the people of Hawai‘i. and a healthier One of the most important reasons a world-class comprehensive can- Dr. Carl-Wilhelm Vogel population. cer center is urgently needed is that this facility will enhance the type and As you know, the “tobacco tax quality of cancer research being conducted in Hawai‘i. It will facilitate increase” bill passed last year and more rapid transfer of research findings from the laboratory to the went into effect in late September 2006. Shortly after, one of the most patient care setting. Stepping up the pace of translating critical new can- progressive anti-smoking laws in the cer discoveries nation also went into effect, prohibiting into new and smoking both in and even within close direly needed proximity to workplaces and many treatments for public environments. The year 2007 is the first in which both of these specific types of landmark bills will play out in full cancers is very — and we look forward to witnessing much in line what we are sure will prove to be with the efforts positive health-related results by the (continued on page 4) year’s end. There is no doubt that the above bills have faced some hurdles since passing, Generous Partners the most significant of which may have Xcel Wetsuits to Donate Proceeds to Benefit been the incorrect wording submitted in 2006 for the tobacco tax. The house Skin Cancer Research and Prevention X and senate have hastened to resolve cel Wetsuits is raising money for of Hawai‘i in honor of Skin Cancer this problem and we thank them for cancer research and prevention. Detection and Prevention Month. Xcel currently reviewing amended verbiage During the month of May, Xcel will also offer a 10 percent discount certain to restore the intentions of the will be donating a portion of net retail on all UV-protection tops during its bill. Upon approval of the sales of Lycra UV- Memorial Day weekend sale. A portion (continued on page 11) protection tops of net sales will also be donated to the for men, women Cancer Center. and kids to “Xcel is proud to be partnering with the Cancer the Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i Research in supporting skin cancer research and Center prevention. It is well documented that Xcel Wetsuits skin damage happens over time with are a great way exposure to the sun – we’ve developed to protect all members of our Xcel Lycra with that in mind. Xcel your family while having fun in the sun; Xcel Lycra is used Lycra is used in our full line of UV in all its UV-protection tops. (continued on page 12) President’s Message Special Events Supporting Discovery Second Annual Cancer Research Dear Friends, Information Day a Success A Greetings once lthough a critical number of our island residents are diagnosed with cancer again — and thank every year, many people in Hawai‘i are not well informed on what cancer you for your dedica- actually is, the many types of cancers, preventative behaviors tion to the Cancer or treatment modalities. In an effort to improve public awareness, Research Center of the Friends of the Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i sponsored Hawai‘i. Your sup- the second annual “Cancer Research Information Day,” a series of port is essential in Rick Humphreys free presentations held at the John A. Burns School of Medicine on our efforts to save Saturday, March 31, 2007. the lives of those around us and curb At last year’s first Cancer Research Information Day, attendees the global impact of cancer. Each year, had completed onsite evaluations that indicated high satisfaction new discoveries are helping us build a with the presentations and a strong healthier, stronger future for genera- interest in instituting the event on tions to come. a yearly basis. A strong showing We are pleased to announce of the community turned out two new members to our for this year’s all-day program, board: Adelia Chung and Earl confirming that the public is Stoner. Both bring many years indeed seeking to become better of high-level Hawai‘i business educated about and engaged in experience, as well as the personal the fight against cancer. motivation to make a difference in 6 “We’re thrilled to once our community and in the battle again be able to offer the against cancer. As you may recall, public a series of relevant, lay-person-friendly cancer talks,” Adelia and her family faced the chal- said Dr. Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, director of the Cancer lenge of a lifetime several years ago Center. “In addition to opening up cancer dialogues in when her young daughter, Alana our community, the fact that these presentations are Dung, was diagnosed with and even- given by the actual researchers conducting the work is so tually succumbed to leukemia. Please much more meaningful for attendees. Not only does it give welcome Adelia and Earl — we look credibility to the information presented, but I think it reminds people that forward to their inspirational efforts on scientific research doesn’t take place in a vacuum — its purpose is to help save and behalf of the Center. improve the extent and quality of lives of our friends and neighbors,” he added. A resounding welcome also to new Eleven top Hawai‘i scientists in the field of cancer development director Cecilia research spoke to attendees on a variety of cancer-related Amor Kramer. Her efforts to topics ranging from the relationship between tomato raise funds will directly impact consumption and prostate cancer to an explanation of the research and will be of para- new vaccine designed to help protect women from devel- mount importance in assisting oping cervical cancer, and the new cancer research center printed presentation mate- in Kaka‘ako. rials were available to take We are also very happy to 1 home. In addition to more announce that later this year than six hours of presenta- we will once again host the tions, attendees browsed very popular and successful fundraising health information booths event, The Mauka Makai…Voyage of by the Cancer Research Discovery. Whether you choose to be a volunteer or guest, we look forward to 2 (continued on next page) seeing you at this festive and anticipated Honolulu occasion. 1. Dr. Carl Wilhelm-Vogel visits the Cancer Aloha, Research Center booth between presentations. 2. Paula Higuchi, Alvin Tachibana and Cecilia Kramer were all smiles posing in front of the Cancer Center’s booth. Rick Humphreys 3. Yvette Paulino, Paula Brick, Maj Earle and 3 Jennifer Williams were extremely helpful at President the registration table. –2– 4. Event participants visited informational booths to pick up Cancer Research Information presentation handouts and health- related materials. Day Presentations March 31, 2007 5. Dr. Jonathan Cho and Dr. Jeffrey Berenberg enjoyed a healthy lunch at Kulia Grill. The Dawn of a New Era for Cancer Care in Hawai‘i 6. The free lunch was a big hit with Dr. Carl-Wilhelm Vogel everyone in attendance. Director, Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i (CRCH) 4 What Happens Next? Center of Hawai‘i; Cancer Information Service, Pacific The Challenges of Cancer Survivorship Region; AstraZeneca Oncology; and the Hawai‘i Prostate Dr. Carolyn Gotay Cancer Coalition/Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Professor and Director, Prevention & Control Program, CRCH Support Group. Healthy snacks and a lunch of sandwiches, fruit salad and vegetable crudités were provided at no cost Does a Tomato-Rich Diet Have a to attendees and Jamba Juice gift cards in denominations Role in Prostate Cancer Prevention? 5 Dr. John Bertram ranging from $1 to $100 were given away. Professor, Natural Products & Cancer Biology Program, CRCH Mahalo nui loa to our event sponsors and other contribu- tors for their support of this important public event: Hawai‘i Medical Asbestos and Genetics in Mesothelioma: Service Association, AstraZeneca Oncology, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Lessons Learned from an Epidemic in Turkey Island Insurance Foundation, Koyo USA Corp. for MaHaLo Hawaii Dr. Michele Carbone Deep Sea™ Water, and Jamba Juice, plus Friends board member and Professor and Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, CRCH Honolulu Star-Bulletin president and publisher Dennis Francis, the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and Kulia Grill. Can a Vaccine Really Control Each year about 5,500 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in men the Incidence of Cervical Cancer? Dr. Brenda Hernandez and women of all ages and races in Hawai‘i, a number that is expect- Assistant Professor, Epidemiology Program, CRCH ed to double in coming years. In addition, studies reveal wide ethnic Project Director, Hawai‘i Tumor Registry, CRCH variations in cancer occurrence and survival that are relevant to the major ethnic groups in our state. Increasing cancer awareness in Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: Hawai‘i will promote improved cancer prevention behavior, individu- Can They Prevent Cancer? als seeking earlier detection and treatment, broader participation in Dr. Suzanne Murphy Researcher and Professor, Epidemiology Program, CRCH cancer studies, and stronger public backing of cancer research and prevention programs. Clinical Trials Participation: Getting We look forward to next Past the Notion of Being a Guinea Pig year’s Cancer Research Infor- Dr. Jeffrey Berenberg mation Day and hope to see Chief, Hematology/Oncology Department, Tripler Army Medical Center you there. Professor of Oncology, CRCH Clinical Professor of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) In Search of Credible Cancer Information Paula Higuchi Partnership Program Mgr., Cancer Information Service, Pacific Region, CRCH 7 What You Should Know About Lung Cancer: Trends, Causes, Prevention, Treatment, and Research Dr. Jonathan Cho Professor of Oncology, CRCH 8 Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, JABSOM Colorectal Cancer: The Cancer That 7. Sharon Shigemasa sat in Everyone Should Be Talking About on Dr. Jeffrey Berenberg’s presentation on clinical Dr. Kenneth Sumida trials participation. Affiliate Member and Clinical Assistant Professor of Oncology, CRCH Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, JABSOM 8. Paula Higuchi’s presentation on finding credible cancer Current Thoughts on Prostate information drew a large 9 crowd. Cancer Management Dr. Gregory Thibault 9. Dr. John Bertram’s presentation on the role of tomatoes in preventing Director and Program Director, Urologic Oncology, Tripler Army Medical Center prostate cancer was also very popular with event participants. –3– Awards and Accolades Friends of the Cancer Research Center Center Researcher Welcomes New Board Members Appointed to Editorial T he Friends of late daughter, Alana Dung, who was Board of Respected the Cancer diagnosed with leukemia. Their efforts Cancer Journal Research prompted more than 30,000 people to Center of Hawai‘i register, making the Hawai‘i registry D r. Carolyn Cook Gotay, research- welcomes new one of the largest bone marrow donor er and professor at the Cancer board of directors programs in the country. Research Center of Hawai‘i and Adelia C. Chung Hawaii-born Chung is a Nu‘uanu director of its Prevention and Control and Earl Stoner. YMCA board member and Punahou Program, has been selected for a three- As board mem- School Founders Council Member and Adelia C. Chung holds a bachelor of arts degree in politi- year term on the editorial board of bers, Chung and the prestigious Journal of Clinical Stoner will collaborate to provide guid- cal science from UCLA. Oncology. ance and leadership in support of the Since 1979, Maui resident Earl Stoner “I’m thrilled to be invited to serve on mission of the Center. has served as president and owner of S the editorial board of this well-respected “We are honored to have Adelia and & F Land Company, a commercial and and high-impact journal,” commented Earl on our board,” said Rick Humphreys, industrial land development company Dr. Gotay. “I look forward to forging new president of the Friends of the Cancer on Maui. A native of Southern California, alliances with journal colleagues and to Research Center of Hawai‘i. “Adelia is an Stoner attended UCLA and relocated making a contribution to the field of emphatic supporter of the fight against to Hawai‘i more than 50 years ago, liv- oncology through this collaboration,” cancer and Earl has leadership abilities ing on Maui since she added. that will be instrumental in that fight,” 1974. He served on Dr. Gotay’s position on the board he added. the YMCA board on began January 1 of this year. Her Adelia Chung is one of Hawai‘i’s top- Maui for 20 years responsibilities entail reviewing journal selling life insurance agents and a part- and on the Seabury manuscripts and providing additional ner in Spectrum Wealth Management, Hall School Board, assistance to journal editors, as well as LLC. She is also the president of the a college preparato- potentially drafting selected editorials. Alana Dung Research Foundation. In ry school on Maui, Dr. Gotay’s primary research focus 1996, Chung and her husband worked in the late 1970s has been on quality of life in cancer sur- to find a bone marrow donor for their and early 1980s. Earl Stoner vivors and has been continuously sup- ported through national peer-reviewed funding since 1994. In 2001, she was Comprehensive Cancer Center (continued from page 1) named “Professor of Survivorship” by the Susan G. Komen Foundation in of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Center in recent years. Its laboratories recognition of her cancer survivorship The Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i have only limited capabilities to expand research. is one of only 61 NCI-designated cancer and modernize. Some Cancer Center Dr. Gotay graduated from Duke centers in the U.S. As a comprehensive scientists currently occupy offices in University in 1973 with a bachelor of cancer center with an outpatient the University of Hawai‘i’s Biomedical arts degree in psychol- treatment clinic, it will then be the Research Building on the Manoa campus ogy. She earned a first facility in the state to offer patients and laboratories at JABSOM on a masters degree treatment on clinical trials using early temporary basis only. Reuniting Cancer in psychology phase (Phase I and II) drugs. Center researchers in a new facility and doctorate At the present time, Cancer Research with state-of-the-art equipment will in social psy- Center of Hawai‘i researchers occupy ensure the maximization of its potential chology from laboratories both at the Cancer for increasing the rate of research and the University Center’s Lauhala Street location near discovery. of Maryland. Punchbowl and at the John A. Burns Of added significance, however, is the School of Medicine (JABSOM) in plan to build the new facility in Kaka‘ako Kaka‘ako. The Lauhala Street adjacent to JABSOM. Cancer Center facility is now outdated and researchers currently instruct and men- can no longer accommodate tor a number of JABSOM’s medical stu- the many acclaimed national dents, but there is only limited research and international scientists collaboration between Cancer Center Dr. Carolyn who have joined the Cancer scientists and those at JABSOM. The Cook Gotay (continued on page 10) –4– Legislation Update Staff News The Tobacco Tax: Moving Forward Center Welcomes New Faculty Member T he excitement over last year’s by the Senate, the bill will likely go to a G successful passing of Senate Bill conference committee to work out the ordon Okimoto, Ph.D., has 2961, also known as the “tobacco differences. Once agreement is reached, joined the faculty of the Cancer tax,” was modestly tempered by a both chambers will pass the final version Research Center of Hawai‘i as direc- slight drafting oversight that the 2007 and the bill will be sent to the governor tor of the Informatics Shared Resource legislature has been working to correct. for signature. (ISR) and director of Bioinformatics Although last year’s bill contained Monies generated by the tobacco tax in the Epidemiology Program. Dr. technical flaws, they were not fatal and will be directed as planned to the Cancer Okimoto was hired on a part-time basis the bill was enacted. This year, the bill Research Center of Hawai‘i to help build in November 2006 and began his per- to address the cigarette tax is SB 139. In the new center in Kaka‘ako and for manent full-time employment with the addition to remedying the defects, the cancer research, clinical trials, patient Cancer Center in January of this year. new bill also allows the care and general operat- In his current position, he is charged Cancer Center to retain ing costs, amounting to Monies generated by 1.5 cents per cigarette with formulating mathematical mod- the interest earned on els of cancer, based on genomic data the monies collected the tobacco tax will for the first year and 2 collected for every gene of the human from the tax. While the be directed to help cents per cigarette for genome. Such models are clinically use- extra dollars can be used the following year and for any purpose related build the new center each year thereafter. At ful for predicting how cancer responds to different therapies and in the devel- to the new facility, it and for cancer the current rate, the tax opment of new cancer drugs. As director is especially important research, clinical would generate approxi- of the shared resource, Dr. Okimoto will because construction mately $17.7 million in trials, patient the first year and an esti- work with all departments at the Cancer costs are soaring. care and general Center. The ISR staff also includes Mike “We had full confi- mated $23.6 million for Loomis and Peter Hinely and is dence that the original operating costs… each year thereafter. expected to grow with the expansion of intent of the tobacco tax At this time it is not research programs in cancer genomics, bill would be restored clear whether the new molecular diagnostics and systems biol- through the passing of SB 139,” said laws banning smoking indoors and ogy at the planned new Cancer Research Dr. Carl Wilhelm-Vogel, director of within 20 feet of entrances will have a facility in Kaka‘ako. the Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i. significant impact on tax revenues. The Dr. Okimoto has been personally “Last year’s drafting errors have not ultimate goal of laws controlling ciga- touched by cancer. His first wife Gloria held up any funds earmarked for the rette smoking is to get people to quit the died of breast cancer at the young age Center, as we weren’t expecting to see habit and discourage new smokers from of 45 in 1993. He believes that his revenue until later this year anyway starting, especially Hawai‘i’s youth. As personal experience fueled his interest — but we’re glad to see that action has people quit smoking, it is inevitable that in working in cancer research. been quickly taken to ensure that we a decline in revenues from the tax will In 2001, Dr. Okimoto switched his can indeed count on funds in 2007,” he mean that private contributions from focus to biomedical research. Prior to added. the people of Hawai‘i will be even more joining the Cancer Research Center, SB 139 is expected to pass the important for the completion and opera- he was employed by the Cardiovascular House. Because the House version is tions of the new cancer center. Research Center at UH Manoa, during slightly different from the one passed which time he obtained his doctoral The legislature has been degree in molecular biosciences and reviewing Senate Bill 139, which aims to bioengineering (MBBE) with an empha- correct the drafting sis in bioinformat- oversight in last ics. Dr. Okimoto year’s tobacco says that searching tax bill. for cancer-related signals in huge genomic data sets is very much like detecting a sub- marine in shallow water or a missile Dr. Gordon Okimoto (continued on page 10) –5– Center Researcher Student and Center Partnerships Selected for Prestigious Student Team Mentored by Center Fellowship Researcher Wins Prestigious Science Award T L he American Society for Nutritional ast summer, we were Sciences (ASNS), a national profes- pleased to report that sional organization that promotes Mililani High School the science of nutrition, has select- student Lucia Mocz had ed Dr. Suzanne Murphy, professor placed second overall in and researcher in the Epidemiology the 49th Hawai‘i State Program of the Cancer Research Center Science and Engineering of Hawai‘i, as one of its Fellows for 2007. Fair under the mentorship Dr. Murphy attended the Society’s Award of the Cancer Research Ceremony in April in Washington, DC, Center of Hawai‘i’s Dr. where she formally accepted the honor. André Bachmann. “I’m grateful to be recognized by my Her older brother, also a Philip and Lucia Mocz show off colleagues as having made an important Mililani High School stu- their silver medals and project at contribution to the field of nutrition,” dent Philip Mocz, had the Seimens National Competition (above); Dr. André Bachmann (right) said Dr. Murphy. “I look forward to many placed first overall in the more years of research and to furthering competition. and timely method of identifying cancer. our understanding of and improving Since then, the sophomore- and The program proved 71 percent reliable nutrition in Hawai‘i and beyond,” she junior-year siblings progressed onward at determining whether a patient had added. as a team to the prestigious Siemens cancer. Up to 10 nutritionists are chosen National Competition in Math, Science “There’s no doubt that Lucia and Philip from North America and elsewhere each & Technology at New York University. are well on their way to impressive career year for this prestigious With the continued men- potentials in scientific research and dis- honor. The designation of torship of Dr. Bachmann, covery,” commented Dr. Bachmann. “There’s no doubt an assistant professor “Both students are dedicated to explo- Fellow indicates that an individual is recognized by that Lucia and Philip in the Cancer Center’s ration and problem-solving, and bring his or her peers as having are well on their Natural Products and fresh and intuitive perspectives as well accomplished extraordi- Cancer Biology Program, as mature conduct to their work. It has way to impressive they went on to become been my pleasure to assist them in their nary work in nutritional sciences over a sustained career potentials in recipients of the Western growth,” he added. period of time. Individuals scientific research Region Silver Medal and Lucia and Philip’s father, Dr. Gabor considered for this distinc- a $50,000 prize. Their Mocz, is a professor of biochemistry at and discovery.” tion must be at least 65 project, “Computer-aided the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and years old. Identification of Cancer has served as an inspiration for the stu- Dr. Murphy holds a master of sci- from Photomicrographs by Entropy dents over the years. Congratulations to ence degree in molecular biology from Analysis,” involved using complex math- both students — we look forward to their San Francisco State University and a ematical algorithms to create a com- next success and to the Center’s contin- Ph.D. in nutrition from the University puter program that could potentially ued partnership with the Moczs as well of California, Berkeley. Her research help scientists devise a more accurate as other promising young scientists. interests include a wide array of human nutrition issues, including better Mark your calendars for ways to measure dietary supple- Mauka Makai… ment intakes of subjects in Cancer Voyage of Discovery Research Center Friday evening, October 12, 2007 diet and cancer Waialae Country Club studies as well Mauka Makai is a fundraising gala for the as in nutritional Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i. This research being year’s theme is “Over the Rainbow.” conducted in Dr. Suzanne Murphy Guam and Kenya. For table sponsorships, please call 626-6755. –6– Awards and Accolades Awards and Accolades Successful Cancer-Focused Symposium Turnout Hawai’i Professor and Highlights Need for Additional Conferences Researcher Awarded National Honor E arlier this year, researchers from “Targeting Genetically Engineered H the Cancer Research Center of Herpes Simplex Viruses for the Treatment awai‘i registered dietitian Dr. Hawai‘i and the John A. Burns of Malignant Gliomas.” Jean H. Hankin was named School of Medicine (JABSOM) teamed “The conference was attended by a the 2006 recipient of the pres- up to offer the February 16 symposium large number of medical students in tigious Edna and Robert Langholz “Interactions Among Infectious Agents, addition to faculty,” said Dr. Carbone. International Nutrition Award by Environmental Carcinogens, & Genetics “This underscored the need to expose the American Dietetic Association in Human Cancer Development.” our students to con- Foundation. Dr. Hankin is pro- Chaired by renowned researcher ferences attended by fessor and researcher emeritus Dr. Michele Carbone, director of national and inter- “We need more in the Epidemiology Program the Cancer Center’s Thoracic Oncology national leaders on conferences like at the Cancer Research Center Program and associate director of Basic cancer and human dis- this in order to of Hawai‘i and a retired profes- Sciences, and Dr. Vivek Nerurkar, eases. We need more professor in JABSOM’s Tropical conferences like this further the vibrant sor of public health from the University of Hawai‘i. Medicine, Medical Microbiology and at Kaka‘ako in order and enthusiastic Dr. Hankin received the award Pharmacology Department, the day- to further the vibrant atmosphere at the in Honolulu during the open- long symposium drew approximately and enthusiastic atmo- Cancer Center.” ing session of the American 100 medical students and faculty from sphere in our medi- Dietetic Association’s 2006 both the medical school and the Cancer cal school and at the Food & Nutrition Conference Center. Altogether, seven topics were Cancer Center,” he added. & Expo. She also received a $25,000 presented by some of the world’s lead- The second annual Cancer Research honorarium. The award was created in ing researchers in the field, including Information Day, coordinated by the 1992 by the late Edna Page Langholz, Dr. Carbone and six researchers, all Cancer Research Center and held at a registered dietitian and former ADA professors and institute directors who JABSOM on March 31 of this year, was president, and flew in from across the United States for designed more for the public than her husband. the event. Topics included “Genome- students and researchers in the field, The American wide Association Studies: Opportunities although the presentations drew crowds Dietetic Asso- and Challenges,” “Physical Properties from both sides. Once the new cancer ciation is the of Mineral Fibers and Their Possible center facility slated for the property nation’s larg- Relationship to Human Cancer,” and adjacent to JABSOM is complete, est orga-niza- the teams anticipate a tion of food quantum leap in the ability and nutrition to host internationally professionals. significant symposiums Dr. Hankin such as that held in Dr. Jean Hankin is an interna- February, which target tionally recognized authority in quanti- the growth of Hawai‘i’s fying the role of diet in chronic disease. scientific community. She helped create and pioneer the use of dietary assessment methods for discovering differences among populations, such as identifying effects of the “Westernization” of Asian diets on increased risk for Dr. Michele Carbone, above; the Biomedical Science Building heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis at the John A. Burns School and stroke. Although retired since of Medicine near Kaka‘ako 1999, she has remained active as a Waterfront Park, right. researcher in the studies of asso- ciations between diet and cancer. –7– Awards and Accolades Staff Recognition Center Researcher to Cancer Center Staffer Sings Way to Hawai’i Stars Win Serve National Institutes M ore often than not, those with Haro-Arvizu and Ni‘i’s “Last Night of of Health Study Section the bug for show biz are told that the World,” a duet from the musical Miss they should not quit their day Saigon, earned them the winning title in D r. Patricia Lorenzo, assistant jobs. But this advice may not apply to addition to cash prizes, gift certificates professor at the Cancer Research one of our Cancer Center staff members, and airline tickets. On March 18, the Center of Hawai‘i’s Natural who works as a research project support Hawai‘i Stars Duets competition finals Products and Cancer assistant for REAL, the were aired on television’s KHON TV2. Biology Program, has teen movement against Says Haro-Arvizu, “I’ve been doing been selected to serve on “This is a rare the tobacco industry, theater for a few years, almost as long as the National Institutes of opportunity and I look under the direction of I’ve been working at the Cancer Center.” Health’s (NIH) Molecular forward to being able Dr. Cheryl Albright He has held principal roles in Diamond Oncogenesis Study in the Prevention and Head Theater’s Thoroughly Modern Section, Center for to contribute to the Control Program. Pedro Millie, Into the Woods and Beauty and Scientific Review. national biomedical Haro-Arvizu, who goes the Beast. Haro-Arvizu has also appeared “I’m honored to be research effort.” by the stage name Pedro in Manoa Valley Theater’s She Loves Me, invited to participate as a Haro, and his partner which just ended a run in March, and in member of this national Yvette Ni‘i recently won several University of Hawai‘i at Manoa study section,” said Dr. Lorenzo. “This is the Duets Contest of the local television productions. Haro-Arvizu and Ni‘i had a rare opportunity and I look forward to talent program Hawai‘i Stars, hosted by performed together previously in Beauty being able to contribute to the national Kimo Kahoano and Carole Kai. and the Beast in the summer of 2005. biomedical research effort,” she added. Haro-Arvizu’s exposure through the As a current member of the study Hawai‘i Stars competition has opened section, Dr. Lorenzo reviews grant up new singing opportunities. In addi- applications submitted to the NIH tion to appearing as the lead singer in and makes recommendations on the the Salsa Hawai‘i Band at the Hawai‘i applications to the appropriate NIH Latin Music Festival on May 19 at the national advisory council or board. She Ala Moana Hotel, he will be the featured also surveys the status of research in the opener for the John Hirokawa Magic of applicants’ fields of science. Her term Polynesia show and also will perform a will extend through June 2009. cameo in the Army Community Theater Members are selected based on production of Grease. their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline and publications in scientific journals, as well as other achievements and honors in the science field. Pedro Haro-Arvizu Originally from Argentina, Dr. Lorenzo joined the Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i in 2001 after serv- ing at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, as a Fogarty International Center Fellow. She has been the recipient Local community theatre star and Cancer Research Center staff of two minor- member Pedro Haro-Arvizu recently won the Hawai‘i Stars duet ity-related competition with partner Yvette Ni‘i. awards for her outstanding work in cancer research. Dr. Patricia Lorenzo –8– Joint Projects to Benefit Civilians and Military Personnel Aloha! Cancer Center and Tripler Army Medical Center Cancer Center Bids Research Partnership Off to Good Start Farewell to Former Director I n June 2006 the U.S. Department open to Hawai‘i patients. The molecular of Defense awarded $7.7 million oncology aspect will have the dual aim of I in support of a unique, three-year screening compounds to identify poten- n November 2006, the Cancer state/military research partnership tial new anticancer drugs and screening Research Center of Hawai‘i held between the Cancer Research Center cells for patterns of gene expression as a reception to bid farewell to Dr. of Hawai‘i and Tripler Army Medical they relate to cancer. Brian F. Issell, who has since stepped Center intended to benefit civilians and Three major projects will evolve from into his new position as vice president military personnel in this Cancer Center/ of clinical research at the prestigious Hawai‘i. Tripler partnership: 1) Scripps Health Systems in San Diego. “The result of this a new drug discovery Dr. Issell served as director of the Cancer affiliation will be a and development proj- Research Center from 1988 until 1999 high-quality Cancer ect to be headed by Dr. and most recently served as director of Research Center of Marc Tius, director its Clinical Sciences Program. Hawai‘i that conducts of the Center’s Natural Throughout his career in Hawai‘i, cutting-edge research Products and Cancer Dr. Issell was well known for his work and makes state-of-the- Biology Program, and as a practicing medical oncologist and art cancer care accessi- Dr. Ray Vasquez of an internist and principal investigator ble to all the citizens of Tripler; 2) a tobacco for both the National Cancer Institute Hawai‘i, both military prevention project (NCI)-supported Cancer Information and civilian, and the headed by Dr. Jeffrey Service, Pacific Region and the Minority Pacific,” said Senator Berenberg, chief of Based Community Clinical Oncology Daniel K. Inouye, The partnership between the the Hematology/Onco- Program. He was also a professor at the who was instrumental Cancer Center and Tripler will logy Department John A. Burns School of Medicine in in acquiring the fund- enable extensive new research, at Tripler, and Dr. Kaka‘ako. including a lab-based project that Dr. Issell earned national recognition ing for the project. will study cancer cell metastases. Carolyn Gotay, direc- Since the award was tor of the Prevention for his research on better ways to treat made, scientists from the Cancer Center and Control Program at the Cancer and rehabilitate cancer patients. His and Tripler have been busy planning, Center; and 3) a lab-based research proj- most recent focus was on examining developing and gearing up to implement ect that will study cancer cell metasta- traditional practices of Hawai‘i’s mul- the different components of the part- ses (the transmission of cancerous cells tiethnic population, including the use nership project. Cancer Center director from an original site to one or more sites of botanicals such as noni for treating Dr. Carl-Wilhelm Vogel remarked, elsewhere in the body), led by Dr. Alan cancer. “I’m very pleased that the long-standing Lau, Dr. Joe Ramos and Dr. Patricia The Cancer Research Center of interaction between the Cancer Research Lorenzo, all of the Cancer Center. Hawai‘i extends its gratitude Center and Tripler will be significantly The Cancer Research Center/Tripler and warmest aloha to Dr. expanded through this grant award.” partnership is an important first step Issell for his many years of Aside from the administrative compo- in collaborative efforts between dedication to the people of nent, this partnership includes a clinical state and military Hawai‘i and his important trials and molecular oncology focus. The facilities. contributions to the field clinical trials aspect will concentrate on of cancer research. We increasing patient participation in treat- wish him the best of ment studies, with the eventual goal luck. of making available early Phase I and Phase II studies, which are not currently Dr. Brian Issell with his wife, Lindsay –9– Cancer Center Welcomes New Faculty Member (continued from page 5) New Director of Development launcher in radar images. Okimoto then returned to Hawai‘i and Dr. Okimoto is a “local boy” who grew worked for more than 25 years as an C up in Kalihi and attended Farrington applied mathematician for the defense ecilia Amor Kramer returns to High School. After graduation, he enlist- industry on ballistic missile defense, Hawai‘i after 20 years to join the ed for a four-year stint in the U.S. Air automated object recognition in radar Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i Force, which included a 12-month tour and acoustic images, anti-submarine as its new director of development. of duty in Southeast Asia during the warfare, and the non-invasive detection Kramer will be responsible Vietnam conflict, where of cervical and skin cancer using hyper- for raising funds to support he worked with the first spectral imagery. distinguished professor- Kramer brings generation of laser-guid- Dr. Okimoto is now married to Arlette ships and endowments for research, innovation, more than 15 years ed “smart” bombs. Upon Harada, a practicing attorney. In addition of experience in receiving an honorable to his research, he keeps busy by helping clinical resources, and discharge, Dr. Okimoto to raise their two children, Annalisa and the new Cancer Center in communications and attended the University of Ethan, ages 10 and 8, respectively, sing- Kaka‘ako. fund development. Hawai‘i on the G.I. Bill, ing, songwriting, and coaching his kids’ Kramer brings more where he received his baseball, soccer and football teams. Dr. than 15 years of experi- bachelors degree in math- Okimoto also stays close to his children ence in communications ematics. He went on to receive his mas- Paige and Dain from his previous mar- and fund development. Prior to join- ters degree in mathematics from the riage to Gloria, and grandchildren Sierra ing the Center, Kramer worked as a University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, on and Chaz, ages 10 and 4. fundraiser for various health organiza- a Rackham Graduate Fellowship. Dr. tions in Washington, D.C., where her responsibilities included managing direct mail campaigns, individual major gifts, online giving initiatives, and New Comprehensive Cancer Center workplace giving. She has also worked (continued from page 4) for a number of academic institutions, close proximity of the two including Georgetown University and institutions would tre- the University of California at Davis. mendously enhance these “I’m very pleased that Cecilia is a part research collaborations of our team. With her background and through the sharing of experience, she’ll be a strong asset as we new ideas and resources. look to increase our funding and expand “We see the construc- our research programs,” said Dr. Carl- tion of our new research Wilhelm Vogel, Cancer Center director. facilities in Kaka‘ako as Kramer grew up in what is now critical to improving the Volcano Village on the Island of Hawai‘i prevention and treatment and in O‘ahu’s Ewa Beach. She is an of cancer in Hawai‘i.” says active member of the Community Health A spectacular evening rendering of the future Cancer Dr. Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, Research Center of Hawai‘i. Charities Nominating and Governance director of the Cancer Committee and has Center. of all ethnicities in our state each year, been a Native The new Cancer Research Center Hawai‘i desperately needs a comprehen- Hawaiian of Hawai‘i facility in Kaka‘ako will do sive cancer center to provide our fami- Hospitality much more than raise the bar for lies, neighbors and friends with the best Association Hawai‘i’s scientific community and care possible right here at home. trainer help to demystify cancer; it will bring Establishing a world-class center of since 2005. to Hawai‘i new and better interven- learning, research and treatment in tions to prevent the disease, as well Hawai‘i will help attract more of the as innovative treatments that brilliant minds in cancer research to our will improve the quality of state. In addition to bringing us closer to life after a cancer diagnosis. the goal of reducing the suffering caused With more than 5,500 cases by and perhaps eliminating death from of cancer diagnosed among cancer entirely, Hawai‘i will continue Cecilia Amor men, women and children to move toward the forefront of scien- Kramer (continued on back page) – 10 – Director's Message (continued from page 1) Recipe for a Healthy Body Apricot Ginger Glazed new draft, the Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i will be a direct recipient Game Hens of substantial funds and we expect to welcome monies this very year as a Original Recipe by former Cancer Center Nutritionist Pia Jensen result, which will no doubt push forward (Revised, tested and analyzed by other Cancer Center staff members) the progress on the urgently needed T new Cancer Research Center facility in he ingredients in the glaze are sweet and sour, a very nice Kaka‘ako. combination with the game hen. Impress your guests by Speaking of the new facility, we are serving the game hen surrounded by cashew jasmine rice frequently asked by the public how it and apricot halves. will benefit them. We assure you that in an era that challenges every dol- Glaze: lar a research organization must raise, ¼ cup pineapple we would not choose to allocate pre- jam cious funds to a project that was not of ¼ cup reserved the utmost importance. Housing top apricot syrup researchers with top cancer special- from canned ists in cancer treatment together in apricots a state-of-the-art environment creates 2 tablespoons maximum potential for gains in cancer water research and for serving the needs of 2 tablespoons residents who need the full range of rice vinegar cancer care. In this issue, we’ve devoted 2 tablespoons our lead article to thoroughly explain- fresh ginger, ing the ways this will work to the benefit finely of the local community as well as the chopped international health com- 1 tablespoon Thai sweet chili sauce munity. 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce “We assure you that On another note, we 1 16-ounce can apricots in light syrup encourage you to welcome 2 game hens or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts we would not choose our new development to allocate precious director, Cecilia Amor Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Combine all of the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to funds to a project that Kramer, who’s returned to Hawai‘i to focus on a simmer and continue to cook until thick, stirring was not of the utmost increasing funds to occasionally. importance.” ensure critical projects, Clean the game hens, remove all visible fat, skin and such as the new cancer the giblets, and halve. Dry with paper towels and place center, become a reality. on a baking sheet or broiling pan. Brush the hens with the glaze Her years of experience and expertise in and cook for about 40 minutes, basting every 10 minutes. The fundraising for health organizations are remaining glaze can be served on the side. sure to be a valuable asset. Makes four servings. The Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i holds some of the nation’s — and the Nutritional Information world’s — greatest cancer research Serving size: 1 portion with 1/2 Tbsp. sauce, Calories 220, scientists, who are earning accolades for Fat 4 g, Protein 26 g, Iron 1.1 mg, Total Meat Serving 4 oz. their work and conducting cutting-edge studies that impact people around the globe. In the last several months alone, Dr. Patricia Lorenzo has been invited to serve on the National Institutes of Health’s Molecular Oncogenesis Study Section, Center for Scientific Review; Dr. Jean Hankin has been named (continued on back page) – 11 – What Will Your Legacy Be? Mahalo to the Consider Planned Giving Fujie Family T he fight against cancer is a as a charitable gift annuity, deferred nonstop battle for the scientists payment charitable gift annuity or The Friends of the and staff at the Cancer Research charitable remainder trust. The benefit Center of Hawai‘i. More and more, of this method of giving is that you Cancer Research Center private donations play an important receive lifetime income, an income tax of Hawai‘i would like deduction and capital gains savings (if role in financing this fight. to acknowledge gifts Next to writing a check, the best- applicable). After you pass away, the recently received in known vehicle for philanthropy is a remaining assets are distributed to the memory of the late bequest. A bequest establishes your Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i. wishes today without relinquishing You can also make the Cancer Research Lloyd Fujie, senior vice Center the beneficiary of a life insurance needed assets during your lifetime. You president of Hawai‘i can make a bequest through your will policy or a qualified retirement plan Pacific University. or revocable living trust to endow a such as an IRA, a 401(k) or a 403(b). Mahalo to Carol program or scholarship after you pass Friends and supporters of the Cancer away. You can designate a percentage Research Center of Hawai‘i can utilize Fujie and sons Gregg of your estate, a specific dollar amount, the Office of Estate and Gift Planning at and Todd, and to the the rest and residue of your estate, or a the University of Hawai‘i Foundation for numerous individuals combination of these options. complimentary gift and estate planning. who made generous You can also give cash, appreciated For additional information please securities or real estate during your call either Cecilia Kramer, director donations. lifetime to the Cancer Research Center of development, at 564-5815, or Lani to endow a program or scholarship — Starkey, director of Estate and Gift either in one lump sum or, depending Planning at the University of Hawai‘i on the asset you wish to contribute, Foundation, at 956-8034. Xcel Wetsuits to Donate With planning and generosity of heart, by pledging an amount over a number Proceeds to Benefit Research of years. Giving outright provides an you can make a difference. (continued from page 1) immediate benefit and you can see your The Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i apparel and has received the highest gift put immediately to good use. is a research unit of the University of sun-protection rating of 50+ UPF from Or you can make a gift of cash, Hawai‘i that was established by the Board the Australian Health Department,” said appreciated securities or real estate in of Regents as a freestanding independent Ed D’Ascoli, President, Xcel Wetsuits. exchange for a life-income plan such institute in 1981. Xcel has two locations on Oahu – Ward Center at 1200 Ala Moana Boulevard Another way to contribute to the Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i is through the Friends of the Cancer and in Haleiwa at 66-590 Kame- Research Center of Hawai‘i, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to work to reduce cancer- hameha Highway. To see a selection of related death and suffering by promoting community support for cancer research and education. UV-protection tops, visit its web site at www.xcelwetsuits.com. FRIENDS OF CANCER RESEARCH Ways to Give Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i. The amount of my gift is: $500 $100 $50 Other $_______ Name (please print) Please make check payable to: Friends of Cancer Research Address 1236 Lauhala Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 City Telephone 808-586-3010 State Zip www. crch.org • www.crchfriends.org Mahalo for your donation. Your gift to Telephone Friends of Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i is tax-deductible as allowed by law. The Email Federal tax ID number is 99-0207313. – 12 – Thank You Generous Donors Hawaiian Electric Charitable Foundation Gladys H. Kaneshiro Henry C. Kassebeer, Jr. In appreciation of your generous contributions to the Cancer Research Janet M. Henderson Kauai Island Utility Center of Hawai‘i through the University of Hawai‘i Foundation, we take this Dr. & Mrs. Edward Hew Cooperative opportunity to thank you for your gifts to support cancer research in Hawai‘i. Toshio Higa Sarah H. Kauka Michiko Higaki Mr. & Mrs. Albert H. Gifts of $100 or more Edward F. L. Chang Lillian E. Fujikawa Kawabata received from June 2006 Hi-Line Distributors, Inc. through March 2007 Mildred M. Q. Chang Mr. & Mrs. Berg H. Jeanne T. Kawahara Fujimoto Yuriko Hiramoto Dr. & Mrs. Murray Mr. & Mrs. James T. Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Chapman Mrs. Matsue U. Fujimoto Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Agena Hirasuna Kawasaki Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. L. Mr. & Mrs. Susumu Mr. & Mrs. Yasuhiko Aloha United Way Char Fujiwara Howard K. Hiroki Kawawaki Ronald N. Amioka Cheon P. Chee Gilbert T. Fujiyoshi & Mae M. Hitch John K. Kealiinohomoku, Mary Dickson Anderson Mr. & Mrs. William K. M. Associates Mr. & Mrs. Philip T. S. Sr. Walter D. Andrade Chee Francis K. 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If you have any news, comments, or suggestions, please call us at (808) 586-3010 or visit our website at www.crch.org. Rick Humphreys President, Friends of the Cancer Research Center Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i Lee Britos Bright Light Marketing Group Editor Sharon Shigemasa, R.N., M.S. Public Information Officer Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i Contributing Writer The Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i Mission Statement The mission of the Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i is to reduce the burden of cancer through research, education, and service with an emphasis on the unique ethnic, cultural, and environmental characteristics of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. New Comprehensive Director’s Message (continued from page 11) Cancer Center (continued from page 10) the 2006 recipient of the prestigious March 31, at the University of Hawai‘i’s tific exploration and earn international Edna and Robert Langholz International John A. Burns School of Medicine. We recognition for discoveries that truly Nutrition Award by the American Dietetic have once again received overwhelm- improve the health and welfare of its Association Foundation; Dr. Suzanne ingly positive responses to these infor- residents and people around the world. Murphy has been named a Fellow of mative cancer-related presentations by This goal will not conflict with the the American Society for Nutrition; and renowned researchers and we look for- vital role our hospitals currently play in Dr. Carolyn Cook Gotay has been ward to seeing you at next year’s event. helping residents battle cancer; instead, selected for the editorial board of the Thank you for your loyal support the Cancer Center would function as a esteemed Journal of Clinical Oncology. year after year. We consider you part full-service outpatient treatment facility These are prominent honors well of our family and know that we all with the capability to translate research deserved and we congratulate them on stand together in the ongoing pursuit of discoveries made in the labs to the cancer their achievements. understanding and eradicating cancer. care arena of prevention, diagnosis and We know that you find great value in With aloha, treatment. learning more about the many ways can- Hawai‘i must put the health of its cer affects our lives and hope you were citizens first. As a growing community able to attend our second annual Cancer with an increasing leadership role in Research Information Day — a free, Carl Wilhelm-Vogel, M.D., Ph.D. the Pacific, our people deserve and need all-day seminar event held on Saturday, Director premium care.