Cancer Center

At  The University of Kansas Cancer Center, we are on a mission to conquer all cancers.

Our Mission
The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center in the region. It is our moral obligation to identify and understand the cancer issues faced by the people in our catchment area, and then respond with tailored solutions. This includes more than four million people across Kansas and western Missouri with varied backgrounds and lifestyles.

Our next steps

We aim to do nothing less than fundamentally transform the cancer experience.


But there is more to do! Over the next decade, the number of cancer diagnoses are predicted to increase 45 to 50 percent: 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This is why we are working to achieve NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center status.


Earning Comprehensive status will take us to the next level, giving everyone greater access to breakthrough ideas, novel treatments, and cancer prevention strategies - leading to more lives saved.


Join Us

Your support is an investment in the health of our region and helps us achieve our ultimate goal of preventing and curing all cancers.


To each of us here, conquering cancer is no ordinary job.

It’s profoundly personal. Join us.

Sears – Lavryssen Challenge for Cancer Research
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