2016 Cancer Center Director's Awards
The University of Kansas Cancer Center recently announced the recipients of its inaugural 2016 Cancer Center Director's Awards.
Become an Advocate for Cancer Education and Awareness
Whether you're watching a Facebook Live interview or engaging with others dealing with cancer via Twitter, social media provides education and awareness of cancer prevention, groundbreaking research and proven cancer treatments.
Well-armed: New ways to fight lymphedema
Lymphedema is a condition that can happen when breast cancer surgery includes removal of lymph nodes, or through other breast cancer treatment like radiation. The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the only facility in the area, and one of a few in the country, focused not only on lymphedema treatment but also on surveillance.
A louder patient voice in cancer research
The University of Kansas Cancer Center is bringing scientists and patients, already kindred spirits in a cause, even closer together.
Treating childhood cancer with a personal touch
The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program treats approximately 35 children, adolescents and young adults each year who have a wide range of cancers.
'Lab on a Chip' may lead to earlier diagnosis of the cancer that whispers
Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are developing cutting-edge "lab-on-a-chip" tests that may one day detect ovarian cancer much earlier â€“ with just drops of a patient's blood.
A different approach to treating ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is very difficult to detect in its early stages as symptoms are often dismissed or misdiagnosed. Ovarian cancer researcher Rebecca Wates, Ph.D., is all too familiar with how the symptoms can be overlooked for too long.
Tackling obesity in rural communities
Obesity is associated with at least eight types of cancer and tends to be more prevalent in rural communities. Christie Befort, Ph.D., co-leader of the Cancer Control and Population Health Research Program, is studying different approaches to tackle obesity in rural areas.
New tanning law has the potential to save lives
Leaders from The University of Kansas Cancer Center joined about a dozen Kansas legislators, patients and others on July 21 to celebrate a new state law forbidding minors from using commercial tanning beds.
The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Children's Mercy co-host Twitter chat on HPV
The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children's Mercy teamed up to host a Twitter chat about HPV and the importance of the vaccine to help prevent cancer. The #HPVchat was moderated by medical professionals on Tuesday, June 21 from 1-2 p.m.
The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Children's Mercy to co-host Twitter chat on HPV
The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children's Mercy are teaming up to host a Twitter chat about HPV and the importance of the vaccine to help prevent cancer. The #HPVchat will be moderated by eight medical professionals, from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21.
Investiture ceremony honoring Joseph McGuirk, DO
Joseph McGuirk, DO, Medical Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant program at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, will be formally invested this evening as the Schutte/Peas Professorship of Hematology/Oncology.
Hitting the perfect bullseye to stop prostate cancer from spreading
Prostate cancer is not a difficult cancer to treat if it's found before it spreads, but â€“ like many cancers - once it metastasizes throughout the body, the chances of survival greatly lessen.
Bridging the miles between rural breast cancer survivors to help prevent recurrence
Obesity is becoming a larger factor in the risk for cancer with the National Cancer Institute linking at least eight types of cancer to being overweight or obese.