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Released: 24-May-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Kansas Must Plan to End Tobacco Sales
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center joins 148 organizations from around the world in this public health appeal

Released: 20-May-2021 12:25 PM EDT
The University of Kansas Cancer Center joins other top US cancer centers in urgent call to get HPV vaccination back on track
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center has partnered with 70 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and partner organizations to issue a joint statement urging the nation’s physicians, parents and young adults to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination back on track.

Newswise: Study to Examine Exosomes in Ovarian Cancer
Released: 6-May-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Study to Examine Exosomes in Ovarian Cancer
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers have been awarded a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate more effective ways to identify ovarian cancer earlier.

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Released: 30-Apr-2021 10:55 AM EDT
Massive negative impact of COVID-19 on cancer screenings quantified in KU Medical Center faculty study published in JAMA Oncology
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Nearly 10 million cancer screenings in the U.S. failed to happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology, a publication of the American Medical Association.

Newswise: Carol Fabian Recognized As Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Released: 23-Apr-2021 8:40 AM EDT
Carol Fabian Recognized As Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Carol Fabian, MD, FASCO, a nationally recognized medical oncologist and breast cancer researcher, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO).

Released: 29-Mar-2021 2:00 PM EDT
The University of Kansas Cancer Center Among the First to Offer CAR T-cell Therapy to Treat Multiple Myeloma
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the first and only site in the region to offer CAR T-cell therapy to treat multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that affects about 30,000 people each year.

Released: 28-Jan-2021 9:15 AM EST
The University of Kansas Cancer Center Joins Leading Cancer Organizations to Warn Cancer Doesn’t Stop for COVID-19 and Neither Should You
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is part of a nationwide effort to resume appropriate cancer screening and treatment to prevent excess deaths.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 1:25 PM EST
Cancer center is a contributor to 49 research studies at the 62nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers from The University of Kansas Cancer Center are involved in the presentation of nearly 50 research studies at the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.

Newswise: Researchers discover men fighting both cancer and COVID-19 at higher risk than women
Released: 23-Nov-2020 12:50 PM EST
Researchers discover men fighting both cancer and COVID-19 at higher risk than women
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Men with cancer and COVID-19 may be at significantly higher risk for severe symptoms and even death as compared to females fighting both, a University of Kansas Cancer Center research team has found.

Newswise: Are E-cigarettes Safer Than Cigarettes? Study Sheds Light on the Issue
Released: 18-Nov-2020 3:25 PM EST
Are E-cigarettes Safer Than Cigarettes? Study Sheds Light on the Issue
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Scientists and medical professionals have long debated whether pod e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. A new study provides some insight.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 11:15 AM EDT
One year out, cancer center countdown to applying for NCI comprehensive status kicks into high gear
University of Kansas Cancer Center

In one year, The University of Kansas Cancer Center will submit its application to renew its prestigious National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation in the hopes of attaining “comprehensive” status, the NCI’s highest ranking.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Cancer center exceeds NCORP clinical trial accrual goals
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s status as a community site of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program has been renewed after exceeding clinical trial accrual goals by more than 22% in its first year.

Newswise: Researchers pivot from studying cancer and cystic fibrosis to launch trial of drug to fight COVID-19
14-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers pivot from studying cancer and cystic fibrosis to launch trial of drug to fight COVID-19
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Medical Center announced today a trial exploring a drug intended to fight the cytokine storm common in COVID-19.

Newswise: The
Released: 30-Jul-2020 10:25 AM EDT
The "M" Word
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Danny Welch, PhD, researcher at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, studies metastasis, which is responsible for more than 90% of cancer-related deaths.

Newswise: Ronald Chen named a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology
Released: 23-Jul-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Ronald Chen named a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Dr. Chen joins a group of just 19 physicians and medical physicists who are recognized this year for their contributions to the field of radiation oncology.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Expanded Efforts, Focused Approach
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Physicians and scientists at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are committed to improving lung cancer outcomes in Kansas.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Clearing the Air on E-Cigarettes
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are studying vaping to better understand its effects on our health, as well as reduce vaping among adolescents.

Released: 7-May-2020 6:10 PM EDT
KU Cancer Center pivots to protect patients and trial participants amidst pandemic
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is helping fight the pandemic in numerous ways.

Newswise: Ronald Chen elected as Fellow to American Society of Clinical Oncology
Released: 28-Apr-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Ronald Chen elected as Fellow to American Society of Clinical Oncology
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO) in honor of his extraordinary volunteer service, dedication and commitment to ASCO.

Released: 14-Apr-2020 2:05 PM EDT
University of Kansas Medical Center to Participate in Clinical Trial of Hydroxychloroquine in Health Care Workers
University of Kansas Cancer Center

KU Medical Center is one of 60 sites across the nation that will be participating in this clinical trial, led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 5:15 PM EDT
Cancer Center Receives Additional $5 Million in Funding from State of Kansas to Support Ongoing Research
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center will receive an additional $5 million from the state budget for the KU Cancer Center Research Fund.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 3:05 PM EST
KU Cancer Center partners with Fox4 to host Teen Town Hall on Vaping
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center has partnered with Fox4 and the Kansas City Kansas School district to host a town hall on vaping at Sumner Academy February 27.

Newswise: International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Appoints Weijing Sun, MD, President-Elect
Released: 5-Dec-2019 9:40 AM EST
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Appoints Weijing Sun, MD, President-Elect
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology (ISGIO), a not-for-profit global educational organization committed to GI oncology, announces that Weijing Sun, MD, FACP, has been elected the society’s next leader.

Released: 4-Dec-2019 12:35 PM EST
CicloMed Expands Fosciclopirox Phase 1 Trial to Include Cisplatin-Ineligible Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer Patients
University of Kansas Cancer Center

First patient enrolled at The University of Kansas Cancer Center in expansion cohort study characterizing the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of fosciclopirox in bladder cancer patients

Newswise: Ronald Chen Named Chair of Radiation Oncology
19-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Ronald Chen Named Chair of Radiation Oncology
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, has been named the Brandmeyer Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, clinical service chief at The University of Kansas Health System and associate director for Health Equity at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.

Newswise: KU Cancer Center receives grant to expand clinical trials in rural Kansas
Released: 9-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT
KU Cancer Center receives grant to expand clinical trials in rural Kansas
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Midwest Cancer Alliance have been awarded a grant to expand the reach of cancer clinical trials to Kansas’ rural communities.

Newswise: Fellowship focuses on providing future psychologists specialized training in cancer care
Released: 3-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Fellowship focuses on providing future psychologists specialized training in cancer care
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Clinical health psychology fellowship emphasizes psychological care for people with cancer.

Newswise: Team Aims to Close Rural-Urban Cancer Survival Gap
Released: 3-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Team Aims to Close Rural-Urban Cancer Survival Gap
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers from The University of Kansas Cancer Center has received a five-year, $2.25 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study why there are survival rate disparities in rural parts of Kansas, and how to improve them.

Released: 8-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Young Investigators Join Federally Funded Precision Medicine Initiative
University of Kansas Cancer Center

A select group of early-career investigators has been selected to be a part of the University of Kansas Medical Center’s $11.5 million precision medicine-focused federal grant.

Newswise: Researchers Seek Culprit in Liver Inflammation
Released: 8-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Researchers Seek Culprit in Liver Inflammation
University of Kansas Cancer Center

A research team has been awarded a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the NIH to study chronic inflammation of the liver, a major factor in the development of liver cancer.

Newswise: Telementoring Program Aims to Improve Quality of Breast Cancer Care
Released: 2-Jul-2019 11:30 AM EDT
Telementoring Program Aims to Improve Quality of Breast Cancer Care
University of Kansas Cancer Center

A new program seeks to improve community oncology providers’ knowledge of genetic testing in breast cancer patients, as well as provide tools to allow genetic counseling and testing to be incorporated in their clinical practice.

Newswise: Researcher Identifies Four Hallmarks of Metastasis
Released: 3-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Researcher Identifies Four Hallmarks of Metastasis
University of Kansas Cancer Center

A literature review seeks to summarize the metastatic research landscape and identify the distinguishing features of metastasis. This is the first paper that attempts to define the process in terms of core hallmarks.

Newswise: NIH Awards $11.4 Million to Establish Kansas Institute for Precision Medicine at KU Medical Center
Released: 21-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT
NIH Awards $11.4 Million to Establish Kansas Institute for Precision Medicine at KU Medical Center
University of Kansas Cancer Center

A team led by Andrew Godwin, PhD, deputy director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center and director of molecular oncology in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has been awarded a five-year, $11.4 million National Institutes of Health phase I Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to establish the Kansas Institute for Precision Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Newswise: The University of Kansas Cancer Center Joins The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Innovative Clinical Trial
Released: 12-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
The University of Kansas Cancer Center Joins The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Innovative Clinical Trial
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is one of the latest major cancer research institutions to join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Beat AML Master Clinical Trial, a paradigm-shifting collaboration to bring precision medicine to patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

Newswise: Researchers Identify New Target for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
Released: 6-Mar-2019 10:35 AM EST
Researchers Identify New Target for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
University of Kansas Cancer Center

A preclinical study has identified a region of the human genome, called a super-enhancer, as a novel target for a pancreatic cancer subtype.

Released: 6-Mar-2019 9:05 AM EST
Partnership Program Extends Reach of Clinical Trials
University of Kansas Cancer Center

A new, first-of-its kind project from researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center aims to boost participation in urologic cancer clinical trials by partnering with community urologists.

Newswise: Examining the
Released: 6-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
Examining the "Forgotten Organ"
University of Kansas Cancer Center

KU Cancer Center researcher Shahid Umar, PhD, is examining the microbiome's connection to colorectal cancer.

22-Feb-2019 4:35 PM EST
Breakthrough 'Lab-on-a-Chip' Detects Cancer Faster, Cheaper and Less Invasively
University of Kansas Cancer Center

A new ultrasensitive diagnostic device invented by researchers at the University of Kansas, The University of Kansas Cancer Center and KU Medical Center could allow doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma, leading to timelier interventions and better outcomes for patients.

Newswise: Mimicking Metastasis in a Dish
Released: 18-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Mimicking Metastasis in a Dish
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have developed a first-of-its-kind organoid that mirrors the process of cancer spreading to the lung.

Newswise: Dr. Prateek Sharma Named President of International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Released: 4-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Dr. Prateek Sharma Named President of International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Prateek Sharma, MD, gastroenterologist and member of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, has been named president of The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE). The ISDE is a multidisciplinary international organization comprised of approximately 1,000 esophageal disease experts.

Newswise: Khabele Elected as ASCI Member
Released: 8-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
Khabele Elected as ASCI Member
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Dineo Khabele, MD, director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s gynecologic oncology division, has been elected a new member to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) for 2019.

Newswise: Soper Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows
Released: 30-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Soper Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Steven Soper, PhD, member of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

Newswise: Workshop Promotes Patient Advocacy in Cancer Research
Released: 10-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Workshop Promotes Patient Advocacy in Cancer Research
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center and the the Midwest Cancer Alliance co-hosted an introductory training workshop for individuals who want to learn more about KU Cancer Center’s patient research advocacy program, PIVOT

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Released: 26-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
With Sozo, lymphedema screening easier, faster
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Staff at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are using a new device that makes it remarkably easy and convenient to screen for lymphedema.

Newswise: A Tailored Approach to Minority Tobacco Cessation Programs
Released: 24-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
A Tailored Approach to Minority Tobacco Cessation Programs
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers work with African American and American Indian communities to identify effective tobacco cessation strategies

Newswise: Moving Homegrown Ideas into the Clinic
Released: 20-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Moving Homegrown Ideas into the Clinic
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Physician-scientists at The University of Kansas Cancer center are designing and initiating their own clinical trials.

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Released: 18-Jul-2018 1:35 PM EDT
Triple-Threat
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Triple-negative breast cancer expert Dr. Priyanka Sharma discusses latest research and clinical trial efforts.

Newswise: Researcher Investigates Eliminating Radiation for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
Released: 29-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Researcher Investigates Eliminating Radiation for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have launched a clinical trial that eliminates radiation from the treatment protocol for an invasive type of breast cancer that accounts for one-fifth of all breast cancer patients.

Newswise: Researchers Evaluate Methods for Quitting Tobacco
Released: 26-Jun-2018 4:35 PM EDT
Researchers Evaluate Methods for Quitting Tobacco
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have received a five-year National Institutes of Health R0-1 grant to compare and evaluate the efficacy of optimized versus non-optimized tobacco cessation approaches for African American smokers.

Released: 7-Jun-2018 4:00 PM EDT
New Drug Combination Shows Promise in Treating Ovarian Cancer
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have discovered a therapy combination that may be helpful in the treatment of certain types of ovarian cancer.


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