Program provides priority access to cancer care

When people receive a diagnosis of cancer, they naturally want the very best care available – and as quickly as possible. The University of Kansas Cancer Center launched a new program this spring, called Priority Access, to ensure patients have immediate access to the most comprehensive care in the area.

KU Cancer Center is partnering with area corporations to offer this program as a health benefit to their employees. Those registered in the program receive:

  • Personalized cancer awareness guides with cancer prevention and healthy living tips
  • Monthly health and wellness articles
  • Quarterly lunch-and-learn sessions with medical experts
  • Assistance with cancer center screenings and prevention appointments
  • Preregistration in the cancer center's system to facilitate speedy access to care
  • Streamline intake coordination and navigation support for employees and their families

Since participants are preregistered in the program, they have direct access to dedicated nurse navigators via a hotline.

"Through our partnership with Kansas City companies, they are receiving VIP service and access to KU Cancer Center's multidisciplinary team of experts," said Roy Jensen, M.D., director of the KU Cancer Center. "It's also a great opportunity to enhance cancer awareness and promote prevention across our community."

The pilot companies include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, JE Dunn Construction, Uhlig and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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