The University of Kansas Cancer Center is part of a broad network of respected health care research and education organizations in the Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas, areas. Through this network, physicians, researchers and cancer support professionals can access a wide variety of formal and informal cancer education resources.
In partnership with the University of Kansas School of Medicine departments, the University of Kansas Cancer Center offers a number of cancer education conferences that provide cancer center members the opportunity to interact and share ideas about cancer-related topics.
The University of Kansas Cancer Center also aims to further the training of undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Cancer center administration supports the infrastructure for graduate-level courses, including Introduction to Clinical and Translational Cancer Research, and Carcinogenesis and Cancer Biology. Courses are offered at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, the University of Kansas - Lawrence and the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. A Summer Research Training Program fosters faculty/student mentoring, giving bright students with an interest in cancer research the opportunity to work and train in the cancer center labs for an eight-week period as a paid internship.
Several key events are supported by The University of Kansas Cancer center, including an annual research symposium, annual State of the Cancer Center address and Kansas Masonic Cancer Research Institute symposiums. The goals of these events are to increase cancer center member awareness and interactivity.
The Kansas Masonic Cancer Research Institute (KMCRI) Roundtables are designed to highlight exciting, highly visible research. Speakers are invited guests of the research programs or shared resources. During 2010, The University of Kansas Cancer Center hosted 18 speakers to present on topics relevant to cancer center members and sponsoring research programs.