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Fri November 16, 2007

New Center for Breast Cancer Survivors

Kansas City, MO – The University of Kansas Cancer Center is starting a program to help breast cancer survivors with their recovery. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.

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The center will give breast cancer survivors access to genetic counseling and testing, menopause treatment and diet and exercise tips. The clinic will emphasize helping women overcome both the physical and psychological effects of cancer treatment. The KU Cancer Center plans to develop a research program to study what helps breast cancer survivors fully recover. And, officials say, this program will get the center closer to securing a National Cancer Institute's designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, which could bring more funding and research to KU.

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