KU Cancer Center

Todd Feeback / Heartland Health Monitor

For years, Truman Medical Centers’ chemotherapy unit sat in an open room located in an unrenovated portion of its mid-1970s hospital near downtown Kansas City, Mo.

Only a few feet separated each chemotherapy patient – seated in recliners next to their IV poles – and the ground-floor pharmacy sat several stories below the oncology unit.

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Kraig Moore is one of the patients helping test experimental cancer treatments through a clinical trials program operated by the Wichita-based Cancer Center of Kansas. The 47-year-old psychologist, who also operates a bed-and-breakfast near Mulvane, Kan., was diagnosed last January with stage 3b metastatic malignant melanoma.

KU Med's Future As A Cancer Center

Jul 15, 2012
University of Kansas

Millions of dollars and years of dedicated effort finally paid off for KU Med Center. On Thursday, July 12, it achieved designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center.

Elana Gordon / KCUR

KU Cancer Center has obtained a National Cancer Institute designation. Officially.

Elana Gordon / KCUR

Leaders from the University of Kansas, politicians and health officials, including U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, will gather at the University of Kansas Medical Center this afternoon to formally announce KU Cancer Center becoming a National Cancer Institute designation.