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Early phase clinical research: Building a place, a program and a name in Fairway
Published: 12/3/2013

The KU Clinical Research Center (KUCRC) is still a couple months shy of its second birthday, but its early phase oncology program has already seen considerable progress: by year's end, as many as 151 patients will have enrolled in clinical trials since the program opened its doors.

Inpatient Cancer Unit Wins Inaugural National Award For the Nursing Quality
Published: 11/8/2013

The combined Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit at The University of Kansas Hospital has received the first-ever PRISM AwardTM, a new honor recognizing “exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units across the country.”

Patient + scientist: in cancer research, a force to be reckoned with
Published: 9/25/2013

Think about cancer advocacy groups, and lobbyists or fund-raising events – usually both – immediately come to mind. Less highlighted, however, is the fact that a subset of these advocates have a place at the table where panels of reviewers regularly sift through numerous grant proposals, helping the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and others pinpoint funding-worthy ideas in cancer research.

Reaching Out to Prevent Cancer in High Risk Communities
Published: 9/5/2013

No test tubes. Not a microscope in sight. The research conducted by The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s Cancer Control and Population Health Program (CCPH) takes place entirely outside of your typical laboratory.

The forgotten genome: Mom’s the word
Published: 8/29/2013

A KU Medical Center researcher and his colleagues at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) have discovered that mitochondrial DNA might play a role in whether certain people are more susceptible to diseases than others. They have published their work in the August 2013 issue of Biochemical Journal.

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