KU’s NCI designation is huge win for Kansas

Congratulations to the University of Kansas Cancer Center for winning designation as a National Cancer Institute facility, and to the countless individuals who’ve dedicated themselves to making it happen for several years. The long-term benefits to the state’s economy and health promise to be worth the effort. This isn’t just a triumph for northeast Kansas, either: The KU School of Medicine-Wichita and the vast population served by its faculty and students will be part of the success story, as KU secures new research funding and more Kansans are able to get cutting-edge cancer treatment without leaving the state.