Our NCI Designation
I am so very proud of how far we have come. We have devoted ourselves to building a world-class cancer center and are well on our way to accomplishing that goal. –Roy Jensen, MDDirector, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
NCI-designated cancer centers are pioneers in cancer research, recognized for their scientific leadership, resources and depth of research in basic, clinical and population science.
As an NCI-designated center, it is also the cancer center’s duty to provide public education and outreach programs on cancer prevention and screening, with a sharpened focus on the unique underserved and high-risk populations in Kansas and western Missouri.
Our consortium partners
As part of The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s 2017 renewal, Children’s Mercy was approved to become a formal consortium partner, joining existing consortium partner, Stowers Institute for Medical Research.
Our cancer efforts are made stronger by these powerhouse partners. With Stowers’ strong emphasis in basic research, combined with Children’s Mercy’s focus on pediatric patients, we are able to deepen our research efforts and help more patients.
In September 2021, KU Cancer Center submitted its most recent Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) application, which can be viewed below.