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.
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...
Most Common Cancers in Women & How to Detect Them Early
How common is cancer in women? Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. To put it into perspective, 1 in 4 Americans will die from cancer. Among women, after skin cancer, the most common type of c...
Q&A: Quest Action Team Member Graham Stark
Quest Action Team member Graham Stark explains why he cares about NCI Comprehensive designation and what it means for our region.
Cancer's toll on the underserved
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored deep-rooted inequities in healthcare. Cancer is no different.
How progesterone helps breast cancer cells evade the immune system
The link between hormones and breast cancer has been known for decades, and scientists continue to explore this relationship to develop better, more effective therapies.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Outcomes (and How to Stay Safe)
By: Terry Tsue, MD, FACS, physician-in-chief
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Early Signs of Breast Cancer
Pinpointing breast cancer in its earliest stages isn’t easy because breast cancer signs and symptoms are different for everyone. Sometimes there is a palpable lump or tenderness. Very often, there is neither. Generally, breast cancer shows no symptom...
Mourning Michele Longabaugh, passionate patient research advocate
Founding PIVOT member was a source of inspiration for many.
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.