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Striking Beacon Gold on Medical ICU
Published: 10/6/2016

The only urgent care center in the downtown loop of Kansas City, Mo., is now offering extended Saturday hours.

Liver Transplant Communities Overwhelmingly Vote-Down Re-districting of Livers
Published: 9/30/2016

Doctors and other liver transplant professionals across the U.S. continue to vote down a proposal backed by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) that would shift livers from one population base to another.

A different approach to treating ovarian cancer
Published: 9/26/2016

Ovarian cancer is very difficult to detect in its early stages as symptoms are often dismissed or misdiagnosed. Ovarian cancer researcher Rebecca Wates, Ph.D., is all too familiar with how the symptoms can be overlooked for too long.

‘Lab on a Chip’ may lead to earlier diagnosis of the cancer that whispers
Published: 9/26/2016

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are developing cutting-edge “lab-on-a-chip” tests that may one day detect ovarian cancer much earlier – with just drops of a patient’s blood.

Tackling obesity in rural communities
Published: 9/15/2016

Obesity is associated with at least eight types of cancer and tends to be more prevalent in rural communities. Christie Befort, Ph.D., co-leader of the Cancer Control and Population Health Research Program, is studying different approaches to tackle obesity in rural areas.

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