Lung Cancer Resources & Links

You may get access to investigational treatments and help others with lung cancer by being part of a clinical trial. Clinical trials may seek to test a drug, therapy or diagnostic tool. Before the trials, the drugs or treatments have been tested extensively. The University of Kansas Cancer Center evaluates all patients to see if they meet the criteria for clinical trials. If you are eligible, you can decide if you would like to participate.

In some cases, clinical trial costs may not be completely covered by your insurance. Be sure to check with your insurer first.

Living Well after Lung Cancer

We offer a full array of support services for you and your family. This includes pain management, social services, nutritional advice, education, support groups and financial services.

When it comes to fighting lung cancer, knowledge is important medicine. Our Brandmeyer Patient Resource Center provides free materials and information in a comfortable setting. The center’s coordinator is an experienced oncology nurse who can help you and your family find the resources you need.

We understand that you will want to schedule treatments so they cause as little disruption in your life as possible. Our outpatient Cancer Center is open for treatment from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.

If you live outside the metropolitan area, you can take advantage of telemedicine services to continue treatment and follow-up care near your home. Patients throughout Kansas use telemedicine to connect with our cancer specialists.

Second Opinion Service

If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, you may ask for a second opinion from our specialists. Asking for a second opinion doesn’t mean that you have doubts about your doctor. Rather, it’s a good way to get more information about your treatment options.

Helpful Websites

The University of Kansas Cancer Center does not assume responsibility for any of the information posted on these sites.

The power of hope

Jeanne Ackerson was diagnosed with stage IIIB lung cancer and given a 15 percent chance of survival. She enrolled in a clinical trial, and three years later says her decision saved her life.

To learn more about clinical trials, call 913-945-7552 or visit