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.
Q&A: Anup Kasi, MD, MPH, explains gallbladder, bile duct cancers
About 8,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with gallbladder and bile duct cancers each year. The actual number of cases is likely to be higher, because these cancers can be difficult to diagnose.
Q&A: Dee Martin, Cancer Center Internal Champion
Inspired to help others as a child, nurse Dee Martin spreads the word about the importance of NCI Comprehensive designation.
Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Pancreatic Cancer
There is a strong correlation between obesity and increased pancreatic cancer risk. Researchers want to understand why.
From A to V: A COVID-19 Glossary
The global pandemic we're facing together has sparked a whole new vocabulary. Here, we've listed and defined the key terms you're hearing every day. Staying informed is an important step in staying healthy and safe.
A Q&A with Quest Action Team Member Sharla Meisenheimer
Cancer center advocate shares cancer journey and why she’s passionate about NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center designation.
Diversifying Our Scientific Workforce
Immersive research experience at KU Cancer Center exposes minority and underrepresented high schoolers to a variety of career opportunities.
Effective Tobacco Cessation Strategies
Nearly half a million deaths per year in the U.S. are caused by tobacco use, and one-third of all cancer deaths is caused by smoking. Quitting smoking is one of the best ways to reduce your risks for getting cancer. But even after a cancer diagnosis,...
Cancer in a Pandemic
For patients, treatment for cancer can be difficult under the best of circumstances. Factor in a global pandemic, the challenges and the anxieties multiply.
Microbiome and Your Health
You may have heard the term microbiome in the news recently, but what does it actually mean? And how does it affect your health and cancer risk? “Our bodies are inhabited with trillions of microbes. These are bacteria, viruses, fungi and archaea, to...
Scientists and Landscapers Join Forces
A one-of-a-kind garden showcases plants and herbs being studied by researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. The garden is a collaboration between cancer center scientists and members of KU Medical Center landscape service’s botanic gardens initiative.