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Financial woes threaten the UH Cancer Center’s research prowess

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The UH Cancer Center is one of 69 National Cancer Institute facilities, which helps it recruit high-caliber scientists and compete for federal funds. UH researchers generate more than $20 million a year in federal grants. Above, James Turkson is director of natural products and experimental therapeutics at the center.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Research intern Monique Schukkint works in a lab at the UH Cancer Center. The $130 million facility in Kakaako opened in 2013; its mortgage payments cost the center nearly $8 million a year.

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