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KU Cancer Center receives $2.4 million grant to foster the next generation of translational scientists

In order to grow and train future clinical and translational scientists, The University of Kansas Cancer Center has received a $2.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
24-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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KU Cancer Center receives historic $100 million gift from Sunderland Foundation to support new cancer research and care facility

The University of Kansas Cancer Center has received a $100 million lead gift to build a new, state-of-the-art destination cancer center. This gift is both the largest gift ever given by the Sunderland Foundation and the largest ever received by the...
27-Jun-2023 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Optimizing the Immune System to Beat Cancer

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy amplifies the immune system’s ability to recognize and kill cancer cells. The first CAR T-cell therapy was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017. Today, there are 6 FDA-approved...
31-May-2023 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

KU Cancer Center uses art to reach underserved communities

The mural, designed in collaboration with members of organizations in the surrounding urban community, is one part of the The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s broader campaign to increase the participation of minority and underserved...
23-Feb-2023 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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KU Medical Center researchers receive R01 grant from National Cancer Institute to increase targeted cancer treatments to rural cancer patients

TEAMSPORT will create a standardized approach to ordering genomic tests and adapt it for use in community cancer centers, where most cancer patients receive testing and treatment.
16-Nov-2022 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

The University of Kansas Cancer Center Partners with Nation’s Top Cancer Organizations to Endorse Initiative to Increase Lung Cancer Screening in the United States

Joint call to action urges individuals, providers and insurers to increase access to and utilization of low-dose CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer.
1-Nov-2022 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Kansas Governor issues proclamation to honor The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s earning highest designation from the National Cancer Institute

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed September “Comprehensive Cancer Centers Awareness Month” in recognition of The University of Kansas Cancer Center becoming designated as a “Comprehensive” cancer center by the National Cancer...
1-Sep-2022 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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KU Cancer Center researchers discover that people with blood-related cancers have a higher chance of COVID breakthrough infections

Individuals with blood-related cancers are more likely to experience a COVID-19 infection even after being vaccinated, a University of Kansas Cancer Center study has found.
12-Aug-2022 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Triple-negative breast cancer expert Dr. Priyanka Sharma discusses latest research and clinical trial efforts.
18-Jul-2018 1:35 PM EDT

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Getting Survivorship Care Planning Off the Page and Into Practice

Jennifer Klemp, PhD, MPH, director of cancer survivorship and an associate professor at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, is interviewed by Oncology Nursing News. In this interview, Klemp offers insights on some of the critical issues that...
31-Oct-2016 9:30 AM EDT

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Rewriting the Book on Chemo-Resistant Cancers with a DNA Library

KU Cancer Center researcher is finding out why ovarian cancer is resistant to certain types of chemo to eventually identify a different drug target.
30-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT

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The University of Kansas Cancer Center is a world-class, community-based, NCI-designated comprehensive cancer research and care partnership spanning two states and involving collaboration among researchers, physicians and cancer support professionals. The University of Kansas Cancer Center is transforming cancer research and clinical care by linking our innovative approach to drug discovery, delivery and development to our nationally accredited patient care program. Our partnership includes cancer research and health care professionals associated with the University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, The University of Kansas in Lawrence, the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, The Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Children's Mercy and members of the Masonic Cancer Alliance.



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