Cancer patients will soon have a resource unlike any other in Hawaii: one convenient and centralized location for cancer care in the new Hawaii Pacific Health Cancer Center at Pali Momi Medical Center.

The state-of-the-art center will provide diagnosis, treatment and support services for patients from Central and West Oahu.

A groundbreaking ceremony marked the first phase of the center, which will be completed in fall of 2017. The 24,000-square-foot space, located at Pearlridge Center, will be renovated to provide rooms for coordinated cancer care including physician consultations, radiation oncology therapy, infusion therapy and cancer navigation services. The center is being built in partnership with the Cancer Center of Hawaii, which has provided radiation therapy treatment for cancer patients for more than 20 years.

“It’s unfortunate that cancer continues to impact so many lives, but the advancements in technology and treatments are helping more people fight this disease,” said Pali Momi Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Kakuda. “We’re proud that Pali Momi can provide access to this type of care for our patients, and appreciate our partnership with the Cancer Center of Hawaii to help make our vision for this cancer center at Pali Momi a reality."

"We are very pleased to be partnering with Hawaii Pacific Health and Pali Momi Medical Center to provide access to new technology and services that have not previously been available on this side of the island," said Cancer Center of Hawaii Founder Dr. John Lederer.

The center will be designed and completed in multiple phases. Pali Momi is reaching out for community support to fund the next phases of construction. 

If you are interested in learning how you can support the new Cancer Center and be a part of the transforming cancer care that will make up this state-of-the-art facility contact Liz Uyehara at 808-485-4520 or liz.uyehara@hawaiipacifichealth.org.