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Research Programs

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Collaboration is at the heart of major scientific breakthroughs. To provide an optimal environment for scientists and clinicians to work together, The University of Kansas Cancer Center created 3 research programs, supported in part by the National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG). More than 350 cancer center members, including laboratory scientists, clinical investigators, population health researchers and healthcare providers, make up these 3 programs.

Each multidisciplinary program focuses on a different area of cancer research. Due to the complex nature of cancer itself, scientists work across programs, convening the specialists they need to advance their work.

KU Cancer Center’s Find a Researcher tool lets you search for scientists with specific expertise and identify potential research collaborations. Click here to access the database and learn more. 


Explore our research programs

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Beyond the Bench

The cancer center's annual research highlights publication, Beyond the Bench, features some of our most exciting work.

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Interested in becoming a cancer center member? 

To apply, click here. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Contact Lisa Harlan-Williams at for more information regarding membership.

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