KU Cancer Center

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The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated cancer center in the region.

Team members at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are busy preparing their application for National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation renewal, a prestigious distinction held by only 70 other cancer centers in the United States.

Teri Banman, RN

Teri Banman, RN, oversees the Nurse Navigator Program at the KU Cancer Center, which pairs trained oncology nurses with patients to help guide them and their families through their cancer journeys.

When confronting cancer, it can be overwhelming to consider treatment options and discover clinical trial opportunities. That’s where a KU Cancer Center nurse navigator can help. 

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Joaquina Baranda, M.D., leads the KU Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trial program, which is the first step in taking new therapies from the research lab to the patient

Decades of basic (or bench) science has built the foundational knowledge needed to make advancements in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases, including cancer. That preclinical research has led to early-phase clinical trials and today’s leading-edge cancer treatments at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.