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NEW LEADERSHIP

WELCOME , DR . JONATHAN CHO !

We would like to welcome Jonathan Cho , MD , who joined the UH Cancer Center in April as the new Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office . Cho is responsible for exploring ways to increase clinical trial access and enrollment throughout Hawai ‘ i . His mission is to reduce obstacles to clinical trial participation , especially with regard to minority and underserved populations .

A faculty member since 1991 , Cho previously served as the Principal Investigator of the UH Cancer Center ’ s NCI-funded Hawai ‘ i Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program . During this time , he expanded the infrastructure of clinical trial activities at the Cancer Center , allowing for the conduct of both investigator-initiated translational research and pharmaceutical-sponsored trials .
Prior to being named Medical Director here at the UH Cancer Center , Cho was a community medical oncologist / hematologist for nearly 30 years , and was one of six physicians treating cancer and blood disorders at Hawai ‘ i Cancer Care .
“ Cancer patients , their caregivers , and care providers should feel optimistic that advances in the prevention , diagnosis , and treatment of cancer will continue . Research brings hope ,” says Cho .
“ OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS , WE HAVE WITNESSED SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN CANCER CARE . THESE ADVANCES ARE THE RESULT OF RELENTLESS EFFORTS BY THE CANCER RESEARCH COMMUNITY .”
JONATHAN CHO , MD
Cho is a graduate of the University of Hawai ‘ i ’ s John A . Burns School of Medicine . He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California at Irvine , a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte , California , and a combined Medical Oncology / Hematology Fellowship at the University of California , Irvine .
JONATHAN CHO , MD
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