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The University of Kansas Cancer Center receives renewal of National Cancer Institute Designation and Announces Consortium Partnership
Published: 8/3/2017

The University of Kansas Cancer Center announced that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) renewed its national cancer center designation for five years and that Children’s Mercy has been formally approved as a cancer center consortium partner. The KU Cancer Center remains one of only 69 nationally designated centers by the National Cancer Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health

The University of Kansas Health System is First in the Nation to Receive Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification
Published: 8/2/2017

In a tribute to its patient focus and teamwork, The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accrediting body, is giving its first ever Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification to The University of Kansas Health System.

Esophageal cancer survivors find new support
Published: 7/5/2017

Cancer of the esophagus is rare, accounting for just 1 percent of all cancers in the United States. But for the approximately 17,000 Americans expected to be diagnosed with it this year, the disease is certainly significant. Which is exactly why two physicians at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have created an esophageal cancer support group.

Helping Curb the Opioid Epidemic
Published: 6/29/2017

Members of The University of Kansas Health System's anesthesiology and pain management team are working with the University of Kansas Medical Center and other partners in Kansas to help turn the tide on the state's patient opioid abuse levels.

Medical Oncology Division Director, Associate Director for Clinical Research Appointed
Published: 6/26/2017

The University of Kansas Cancer Center has appointed Tara Lin, MD to the role of medical director for its Clinical Trials Office (CTO).

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