UH Cancer Center may soon get a new director

UH Cancer Center may soon get a new director

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii has recommended Dr. Randall F. Holcombe as the new director of university's Cancer Center to its Board of Regents.

Holcombe currently serves as the chief medical officer for cancer for the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, as well as being the deputy director for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Tisch Cancer Institute and director of the ambulatory oncology services at Mount Sinai hospital.

"We are happy to be able to present such an outstanding candidate to the Board of Regents, a candidate who sees the great value of the UH Cancer Center in Hawaii and wants to continue its mission of reducing the burden of cancer in our communities through research, education and improved patient care," Michael Bruno, vice chancellor for research at UH Manoa, said.

Holcombe was one of four candidates for the position and his final approval will come at the next Board of Regents meeting on June 2.

The UH Cancer Center has been struggling in the recent past with financial problems and is currently led by interim director Dr. Jerris Hedges, after the resignation of the center's controversial former director, Dr. Michele Carbone.

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