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Saving Cancer Research in Hawaii Means New Leadership

A national search to recruit a new leader who can unify the faculty is the only viable option to save cancer research in the state.

·By Loic Le Marchand

Civil Beat readers may have followed with disbelief Chancellor Tom Apple’s abrupt dismissal from the University of Hawaii at Manoa by President David Lassner, and the controversy that ensued.

Because it came in the wake of previous controversies around Virginia Hinshaw and MRC Greenwood’s early contract terminations, readers may have lost any remaining confidence in the ability of the University of Hawaii to manage itself. That said, what appears to be the root of UH’s dysfunctional management should not be lost in the shuffle.

The documents publicly released by Chancellor Apple expose

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Loic Le Marchand

Loic Le Marchand is a professor in the University of Hawaii Cancer Center's epidemiology program. His current research includes a 20-year study on ethnic differences in cancer.
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