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Cancer Care

Cancer Care

Service available at   Kapiolani Pali Momi Straub Wilcox

Our nationally recognized, highly trained doctors and staff are committed to providing top-quality, comprehensive, and well-coordinated cancer care for adults and children.

We want patients to benefit from the latest medical breakthroughs, so we participate in research and clinical trials. Our specialized cancer care means that patients can be treated at home in Hawaii, close to their network of family and friends.

We know that dealing with cancer is more than a medical issue. Our support programs help patients and families cope with the challenges of both the disease and the treatment.

Programs & Services available at:

Kapiolani 808 949 9355

Kapiolani Women’s Cancer Center

The Kapiolani Women's Cancer Center is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of gynecologic cancers, including ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulval, and vaginal cancers. The only center of its kind in the state, Kapiolani strives to provide the highest level of women's cancer care in Hawaii, where a woman's support network of family and friends can be an integral part of the treatment and healing process. In addition, the center offers patients the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials in collaboration with the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii and the National Cancer Institute. 

Gynecologic Oncology Services

  • Evaluation and treatment of gynecologic cancers and pre-cancerous conditions, including ovarian and pelvic masses and cervical lesions
  • Outpatient cervical dysplasia treatment, LEEP, colposcopy, biopsy, cryotherapy
  • Complex gynecologic surgery for pelvic and malignant conditions
  • Laparoscopy
  • Chemotherapy, hydration, and blood components
  • Research protocol availability, eligibility assessment, enrollment, and monitoring

Breast Medical Oncology Services

  • Consultation service
  • Lab support
  • Chemotherapy, hydration, and blood components
  • Research protocol availability, eligibility assessment, enrollment, and monitoring

Women's Cancer Risk Program

  • Cancer risk assessment
  • Genetic counseling/testing, when appropriate, for breast, colon and/or ovarian cancer
  • Personalized care plan, including cancer surveillance and/or risk reducing operations and therapies

Complementary Services
Services available at the center or by referral: 

  • Massage therapy
  • Healing touch
  • Nutritional or dietary counseling
  • Psychological counseling
  • Support groups
  • Other services as needed

Kapiolani Women’s Cancer Center: 1-808-983-6090

Kapiolani Comprehensive Children's Cancer Center

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), children's survival rates are 20- 40 % better when their care is coordinated by a pediatric oncologist, and treatment is received at a comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer center.

As a member of the NCI-sponsored Children's Cancer Group, Kapiolani's Comprehensive Children's Cancer Center adheres to the institute's strict standards and provides this highly specialized care here in Hawaii, saving families the added stress of traveling to the mainland for treatment. Our team includes pediatric oncologists, pediatric surgeons, specialist surgeons (e.g. neurosurgeon or urologic surgeon), radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurses, consulting pediatric specialists, psychiatrists, oncology social workers, nutritionists, and home health care professionals — all with expertise in treating children and adolescents with cancer.

Thirty years ago, when children were diagnosed with cancer, only about 30% survived. Today, more than 75% of children diagnosed with cancer are overcoming the disease, in great part due to the availability of clinical trials. These research studies represent the latest cancer treatment available in the country.

  • Kapiolani has more than 95 clinical trials for the treatment of children's cancer
  • 85% of Kapiolani's pediatric cancer patients that qualify are taking advantage of one of these new treatment protocols
  • Clinical trials are offered in partnership with the University of Hawaii and the Cancer Research Center

Pediatric Ambulatory Unit: 1-808-983-8551

Pali Momi 808 486 6000

Pali Momi is the first nationally accredited Cancer Treatment Program serving Central and West Oahu.

For patients in active treatment, Pali Momi provides excellent care right in the community, eliminating the burden of travelling to Honolulu for rigorous treatment schedules. The hospital’s nurses are specially trained in oncology care and includes nurses who have received national certification from the Oncology Nursing Society. The facility’s chemotherapy bays are an example of the team’s attention to patient comfort. Each bay is private and is equipped for patients to watch television, play DVD’s or listen to music.

View all Cancer Support Groups and Events (PDF)

Digestive Cancer Center

Hawaii’s first multi-disciplinary GI Cancer team was established in 2008 to provide its patients comprehensive, coordinated care. The team meets bi-weekly to consult on all gastrointestinal (GI) cancer cases seen at the hospital and evaluates treatment options for each. The collective expertise of our group results in improved patient outcomes. Patients are referred from around the state.

Women’s Cancer Care

The Pali Momi Women’s Center is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of gynecologic cancers (ovarian, endometrial, vulval and vaginal cancers) and breast cancer. The center aims to provide the highest level of women’s cancer care in Hawaii, where a woman’s support network of family and friends can be an integral part of the treatment and healing process.

Pali Momi supports a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to cancer assessment and care, addressing all aspects of a woman’s treatment from her physical health to her mental and emotional well-being. In collaboration with the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, the National Cancer Institute and other cooperative groups, the Women’s Center also offers patients the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials for the treatment of gynecological cancers.

Infusion Services:

  • Infusion therapy
  • Hydration
  • Antibiotics
  • Injections

Referral to Breast Medical Oncology Services:

  • Consultation service
  • Lab support
  • Research protocol availability, eligibility assessment, enrollment
  • Cancer risk assessment

Complementary services available at the Women’s Center or by referral:

  • Coordination of cancer care
  • Education and resource materials
  • Resources for transportation and financial concerns
  • Wig closet
  • Look Good, Feel Better Program by American Cancer Society
  • Cancer support group
  • Transition of care to survivorship programming

Women’s Cancer Care: 1-808-535-7733

Straub 808 522 3033

Straub Cancer Center

The Straub Cancer Center team consists of board certified oncologists and specialists, registered and oncology certified nurses (RN, OCN), a dedicated chemotherapy pharmacist, a navigator and compassionate support staff. The oncologists provide care to patients on Oahu and travel to Maui.

The Straub Cancer Center is an AcoS-Approved Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program and works collaboratively with the University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center. The center features:

  • 13 treatment bays, consisting of nine private bays and four semi-private bays, with large picture windows overlooking a beautiful healing garden 
  • Each treatment bay has an adjustable patient recliner, personal flat-screen TV, state-of-the-art patient monitoring unit, and computer with electronic medical records capability 
  • A convenient and private education room for patients and their families with a computer, Internet access and American Cancer Society educational material 
  • A beautiful outdoor healing garden, with indigenous plants and a water feature designed to provide a serene and tranquil open-air environment for patients and their families 
  • A warm and inviting waiting room for patients and their family members

Straub Cancer Center Information (PDF)

Straub Cancer Center: 1-808-522-4333

Straub Outpatient Treatment Center (OTC)
Designed and created around the special needs of its patients, the outpatient treatment center features a beautiful, spacious, healing environment. The center provides its patients with qualified infusion care in an outpatient setting. Its professional team is dedicated to providing the most personalized and appropriate plan of care for each individual patient. Treatments administered in the OTC include standard chemotherapy and biotherapy regimens while also providing current clinical trial therapies. The center offers convenience for patients who require frequent infusions of medications, including those with central lines.

Straub works with a diverse population of patients, such as:

  • Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
  • Individuals taking medications for pain management
  • Patients with blood disorders such as hemophilia
  • Patients requiring intravenous antibiotics
  • Other patients who require intravenous treatments, but are not hospitalized

The Outpatient Infusion Center specializes in intravenous (IV) treatments. Services and treatments include:

  • Biological response modifiers
  • Central line catheter care
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hydration therapy
  • Immunomodulators
  • Intravenous therapies (many types)
  • IV antibiotic therapy
  • IV anti-emetic care
  • IV immune globulin
  • Intramuscular injections
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Pain management
  • Subcutaneous injections
  • Therapeutic phlebotomy
  • Transfusions of blood products

Supplemental services support the clinical care, including:

  • Assessment and evaluations
  • Educational and instructional materials
  • Procurement of specimens for lab testing
  • Updates to the primary physician
  • Participation in ongoing utilization reviews with the primary physician to promote the best treatment outcomes
  • Documentation in the form of treatment and utilization reports, progress notes, nursing assessments and discharge summaries

Straub Outpatient Treatment Center Information (PDF)

Straub Outpatient Treatment Center: 1-808-522-3033


Wilcox 808 245 1547

Through advances in early detection, prevention and education, Wilcox is dedicated to reducing cancer rates, improving the quality of life for those affected by cancer and increasing the likelihood of survival.

Board-certified physicians evaluate and treat all types of cancer and blood disorders at Wilcox, so patients can receive excellent care on island and maintain their support network of family and friends during and after treatment. Wilcox is an Accredited Cancer Program through the American College of Surgeons. 

The Infusion Center

The Infusion Center provides high-quality care in a stress-free, healing environment. It is located at the main entrance of the hospital with plenty of parking and easy access. With 10-stations, the state-of-the-art center provides a relaxed, home-like setting with natural light and communal or private seating. Customized reclining chairs are equipped with massage and heating units that patients can control. Enclosed in each space is a personal television offering cable or educational and health programming. Healing Touch services from experienced volunteers are also available upon request while patients receive their infusion. The facility is equipped to offer outpatient infusion services that include but are not limited to:


  • Chemotherapy
  • Palliative Care

Other Services

  • IV Infusions of: IV antibiotics, Albumin, Iron, Remicaide, Reclast, IVIG, IV Hydration
  • Blood/Platelet Transfusions
  • Phlebotomy 

The infusion center is staffed with a team of highly trained professionals including oncologists and nurses with advanced certifications in oncology and palliative care support.

The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, please contact your primary care provider or oncologist.

Wilcox Infusion Center: 1-808-245-1047

The High Risk Breast Cancer Program

The comprehensive High Risk Breast Program helps women who are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Designed with prevention in mind, the program includes:

  • Detailed history and physical exam
  • Breast cancer risk assessment
  • Breast imaging
  • Chemoprevention
  • Radiology services
  • Physician and nursing services
  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Psychological services
  • Patient education and support services
  • Access to research and clinical trials
  • Education on risk reduction and prevention as well as early detection methods

High Risk Breast Program: 1-808-245-1547

Wilcox Women’s Center: 1-808-245-1030

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