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Patient Stories

The University of Kansas Cancer Center Hematologist, Sunil Abhyankar, calls photopheresis a lifesaving treatment for patients with graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).  UV rays are used to in a process that helps boost a patient's immune system as they battle various cancers and recover from stem cell and lung transplants.

Larry Franke with wifeLarry Franke

Veteran takes on cancer with a fighting spirit

Chris FrascoChris Frasco

When quitting isn't an option

Penny RushingPenny Rushing

BMT Survivor meets her match.

Anne HolzbeierleinAnne Holzbeierlein

Leukemia survivor credits clinical trial for milestone remission


a_klaassenAaron Klaassen

BMT patient reaches 20-year milestone.

hinderkssoderbergAmy Hinderks-Soderberg

Bone marrow transplant provides a second chance.

leisy_smallRachael Leisy

Stranger becomes Kansas woman's donor, hero and inspiration.

emily_bEmily Bennett

Young patient receives program's first cord blood transplant.


d_wilsonDavid Wilson

Program's skyrocketing growth helps more patients combat blood cancers.

Charles NorrisCharles Norris

Stem cell transplant helps physician regain stride.


tiles_hopeTiles of Hope

Artwork provides outlet for patients in BMT.

Meghan Woody and Spencer KeilMeghan Woody and Spencer Keil

Childhood friends battle cancer together.