HONOLULU (AP) _ A University of Hawaii report is warning that its medical school could lose its accreditation and its cancer center could lose its federal research designation if the university isn’t able to plug a $13 million budget hole.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://bit.ly/1OqpEK4 ) reports the plan says getting funding from the state would be the “most cost-effective” way to address the situation.

The university’s Cancer Center is one of 68 National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the country. This status makes the school eligible to receive the federal agency’s research budget.

The National Institutes of Health last fiscal year awarded more than $40 million for health research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine and the Cancer Center. That represents 85 percent of total NIH funding to Hawaii that year.