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The University of Kansas Cancer Center and U.S. Oncology-Affiliated Kansas City Cancer Center to Merge Operations to Promote Patient Care and Research
Date:3/8/2011

where they currently serve patients.  Other highlights of the partnership:

  • Kansas City Cancer Center non-physician staff will join, and its facilities will become part of, The University of Kansas Hospital.
  • Kansas City Cancer Center physicians will become members of The University of Kansas Physicians and faculty of The University of Kansas Medical Center, specifically in the departments of Internal Medicine, Radiation Oncology, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Leaders of all organizations involved see the proposed combination as an opportunity to provide greater access to customized, comprehensive, patient-centered care, by integrating unprecedented access to physicians and leading-edge technology.  The vision of The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Kansas City Cancer Center is to partner as national leaders in patient care and support The University of Kansas Cancer Center's education and research missions, to contribute to the elimination of the cancer burden by achieving and maintaining National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center designation.

"The partnership of two premier cancer centers further makes Kansas City a destination for cancer patients throughout the Midwest with options for treatment locations, technologies and sub-specialists," said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital.  "Together, as national leaders in patient care, this partnership further strengthens both organizations' approach of treating the whole person with the most effective therapies in a patient-centered environment close to home."

Kansas City Cancer Center and The University of Kansas Cancer Center have collaborated on cancer care before. In 2007, they combined their blood and marrow transplant program into The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Through this collaboration, patients from across the region have benefitted
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