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  • Esophageal cancer survivors find new support
    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.

  • Health Equity Steering Committee Begins Work
    6/16/2017

    The University of Kansas Cancer Center's Health Equity Steering Committee held its inaugural meeting this week. The group is working to close the gap in cancer prevention and care by reviewing currently available resources and research to identify problem areas and guide the development of initiative goals.

  • #NoTobaccoChat: A Twitter discussion on changing the default approach to tobacco dependence
    6/6/2017

    The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital's Twitter #NoTobaccoChat, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, focused on changing the way healthcare providers treat tobacco dependence. Currently, tobacco cessation guidelines require tobacco users to ‘opt-in,’ telling healthcare providers they are ready to quit, in order to receive medications and counseling. The #NoTobaccoChat addressed using the ‘opt-out’ approach in which healthcare providers give medications and counseling resources to all tobacco users regardless of whether or not the patient is ready to quit.

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