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  • FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Everyone Up to Age 45

    Originally approved in 2006 for preteens and people up to age 26, the vaccine, Gardasil 9, works against the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus can cause genital warts; precancerous lesions of the vulva, vagina and cervix; cervical cancer; and cancers of the mouth and throat.

  • With Sozo, lymphedema screening easier, faster

    An international clinical trial recently confirmed that many patients with early-stage breast cancer may not need chemotherapy. Breast cancer medical oncologists Qamar Khan, MD, and Priyanka Sharma, MD, discuss the impact of these results.

  • Enhancing Cancer Control in Rural Kansas

    Two National Cancer Institute (NCI) supplement grants awarded to The University of Kansas Cancer Center will support efforts to assess cancer control needs in the region’s rural and underserved communities.

  • Another Nurse of the Year! Norris honored

    Lindsay Norris, RN, has received the National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award, our organization’s third recipient of the prestigious award in the past six years.

  • KU Cancer Center Contributes to Largest Cancer Dataset of its kind

    After more than five years and 672 patient samples, researchers have published the largest cancer dataset of its kind for a form of leukemia. The study, titled “Functional Genomic Landscape of Acute Myeloid Leukemia” and led by OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in Portland, was published in Nature. Representatives from 11 academic medical centers, including The University of Kansas Cancer Center, played key roles in collecting and analyzing the 672 samples of cancer cells from 562 patients.

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