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The Women's Cancer Center

In the United States, a woman receives a breast cancer diagnosis every 2 minutes. In fact, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The Women's Cancer Center at The University of Kansas Cancer Center focuses exclusively on breast and gynecologic cancers, providing the gold standard of cancer care to women.

Here, specialists from one of the country's leading National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers offer world-class cancer care, including more options and expertise to treat women's cancers. No one else in the region comes close.

Precision cancer therapy

A patient’s tumor molecular data is integral to all treatment decisions. Our multidisciplinary team of breast cancer specialists designs effective personalized treatment plans for each individual based on their genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. Patients also receive expert guidance from experienced breast cancer nurse navigators. Our eight breast cancer nurse navigators assist patients every step of the way, beginning with physician selection.

Nationally and internationally renowned experts

Our breast cancer care program is nationally ranked and accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. We have fellowship-trained physicians who provide the most advanced medical and surgical care for breast cancer patients, and access to nationally recognized leading-edge treatment through clinical trials. Our nationally and internationally renowned physicians/investigators conduct pivotal research that propels breast cancer care forward, leading to improved treatments and innovative patient care. We also provide a prevention program for patients at high risk for developing breast cancer that focuses on screening and risk reduction.

Why choose The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Saving more lives

The Women’s Cancer Center at our Indian Creek Campus is part of a nationwide network of select cancer research centers established by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. We are the region’s only NCI-designated cancer center, offering the most treatment options, clinical trials and expertise. No one else in the region even comes close.

Unrivaled expertise across the region

Our multidisciplinary breast cancer team comprises more than 40 breast care specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology, radiology and research. As the region’s largest cancer center, we have 14 locations throughout Kansas City and in Topeka.

Nationally and internationally recognized cancer care

We are one of only 70 NCI-designated cancer centers nationwide. NCI-designated cancer centers are the backbone of innovative research and patient care across the country and achieve patient outcomes that are 25% better than those of other centers. We treat patients from across the U.S. and around the globe at our multiple locations. Since 2012, we have diagnosed and treated patients from 42 states and 16 countries