KU Cancer Center Submits Application For 'Comprehensive' Status

Sep 26, 2016

The University of Kansas Cancer Center today submitted its application to the National Cancer Institute to become a “comprehensive” cancer center.

If the cancer center does receive the highly coveted designation, it would become just the 48th institution in the country to do so, joining the likes of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Scientists and doctors at such centers do basic laboratory research and clinical trials, as well as study the patterns, causes and control of cancer in populations.

If it is designated a “comprehensive” center, it would likely mean more federal grants, an enhanced ability to attract top-flight researchers and improvements in patient care.