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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.

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.

Taking on Rare Cancers
Published: 8/12/2013

Soon, an evolving translational research venture that started at The University of Kansas Cancer Center – the Sarcoma Learning Collaborative – will have a new patient population on board. Not humans, however. The focus will be distinctly canine.

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