Ask a Specialist: Cancer: What Can Be Done?

According to the American Cancer Society, in Hawaii, more than 6,700 residents will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 2,400 will lose their lives to cancer this year.  How can we win the battle?

Darlena Chadwick, Vice President of Patient Care at The Queen’s Medical Center, tells us what’s being done to further advance the level of cancer care in the state in this Ask a Specialist. “Queen’s is excited to announce we are now a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center which was ranked No. 1 in the country – the nation’s top hospital for cancer care – as published in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital Survey.”

This collaboration allows Queen’s to extend and expand its own nationally recognized cancer program here in the islands. Benefits for cancer patients include:

  • Access to world-renowned expertise
  • Patients can stay in Hawaii for care
  • MD Anderson best practices & guidelines
  • Certified physicians gain access to treatment plans/resources

To learn more about how Queen’s is advancing the level of cancer care in Hawaii, call 691-8777 or go to To learn more about cancer and The Queen’s Medical Center’s nationally recognized cancer program, click here.

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