Overview – The University of Kansas Cancer Center is on an urgent journey to break the devastating grip of cancer. They are the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the region, and 1 of only 71 in the nation, to receive this elite distinction.
NCI-designated cancer centers are recognized for their scientific excellence, including their depth and breadth of research. They are the backbone of innovative research and care across the country, helping to pioneer today’s most groundbreaking advances in cancer treatment.
Here, the individual well-being of each patient they treat is of the utmost importance. Their highest priority is to provide patients and their loved ones with exceptional medical and supportive care. They aim to fundamentally transform the experience of cancer in our world:
- Giving all people greater access to breakthrough ideas and novel treatments
- Leveraging and expanding our capabilities as a trailblazing force in cancer prevention, research and patient care
They treat patients from across the U.S. and around the globe at our 13 locations throughout the Kansas City metro. Physician collaboration makes this possible. They share information and foster strong connections with patients’ physicians throughout the Midwest, across the nation and beyond. This is essential to ensuring exceptional care and improved outcomes. Since 2012, The University of Kansas Cancer Center has diagnosed and treated patients from 19 countries and 45 states, in addition to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
At The University of Kansas Cancer Center, eliminating the devastation of cancer is profoundly personal. It is their life mission, a journey they embarked on to prevent and conquer all cancers, now and for future generations.
Treatments – The University of Kansas Cancer Center offers more options and more hope. While they treat all forms of cancer, most doctors often focus on just one type. This disease-specific approach allows them to expand knowledge of innovative treatments and clinical trials for individual kinds of cancer.
The care provided is not “one size fits all,” but personalized to the precise molecular details of your particular type of tumor. They tailor treatments to meet your specific needs. Several factors play a role in your treatment, including the type of cancer, stage, location and molecular makeup of your tumor, along with your age and overall health. Cancer treatment also varies depending on whether the goal of your treatment is to cure the cancer, keep it from spreading or relieve the symptoms it causes.