The University of Kansas Cancer Center Blog
Read up on the latest in cancer care, including cancer prevention, cancer research and innovations in cancer treatment.
Active Surveillance in African-American men
In an editorial published in JAMA, radiation oncologist Xinglei Shen, MD, weighs in on a study assessing the effectiveness of active surveillance of African-American men with early-stage prostate cancer.
Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer
Learn everything you need to know about how you can reduce your risk of prostate cancer from the experts at The University of Kansas Health System.
12 Lung Cancer Signs and Symptoms You Should Look Out For
Learn about lung cancer prevention and major risk factors such as smoking from the cancer care experts at The University of Kansas Health System.
What You Should Know About Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Learn more about Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in women including symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and more from the cancer experts at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Frequently Asked Questions: Mammograms
Learn everything you need to know about mammograms from the experts at The University of Kansas Health System.
What Does It Mean to Have Dense Breasts?
Dense breast tissue is not abnormal; it is very common. Nearly half of women who undergo screening mammography have dense breast tissue. Breast density reflects the amount of fibrous and glandular tissue in your breasts compared with the amount of f...
Members of The University of Kansas Cancer Center are busy preparing their application for National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation renewal, a prestigious distinction held by only 70 other cancer centers in the U.S.
Big Data and Health Disparities
The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Jefferson Health hosted a two-day symposium, The Big in Big Data: Breakthrough Discoveries, Disease Disparities, and Precision Medicine.
Shared Resource Feature: Lead Development and Optimization
The cancer center’s Lead Development and Optimization shared resource provides access to drug discovery and development expertise, facilities and instrumentation.
Recognizing the Risks: Opioid Use Among Cancer Patients
Studies seek to understand opioid safety in older cancer patients.
Different Types of Uterine Cancer: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment
Uterine cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer affecting the female reproductive system and can cause both emotional and physical side effects. More women are diagnosed with uterine cancer (also known as endometrial cancer) than cervical, ovari...
Science, religion come together to prevent cancer in African-Americans
Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are partnering with local faith-based leaders to reach a population that suffers from cancer disproportionately.
Our Community Journey to Comprehensive
Conquering cancer is profoundly personal because it affects all of us. It is a collective vision uniting the community as nearly everyone has been touched by the tragedy of cancer. Together, we can break the devastating grip of cancer.
Balancing aggressive treatment and quality of life for men with prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in men. About I in 9 U.S. men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. Medical, surgical and technological advances like those available at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, along with research discoveries taking place, provide more options and more hope than ever before.
What is Ovarian Cancer: Symptoms, Detection and Treatment
Ovarian cancer ranks 5th in cancer deaths among women and causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A woman’s lifetime risk of getting ovarian cancer is about 1 in 78, while her risk of dying from it is 1 in 108. Ov...