KC Business Journal: Ready for its next shot
By Brian Kaberline
A community effort more than 18 years and hundreds of millions of dollars in the making — one with huge economic and priceless human ramifications — is coming to a head.
The University of Kansas Cancer Center in September quietly submitted its 1,726-page application to the National Cancer Institute to renew its designation as a top cancer center and apply a second time to join the nation’s elite as a comprehensive cancer center.
On the research side, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and Children’s Mercy are consortium partners that add to and share resources.
Jensen said the opening of the $200 million Children’s Mercy Research Institute last year also will play a key role in KUCC’s new application. The NCI keeps raising the bar for research funding and investigators for an institution to qualify as a cancer center consortium partner. The bar will rise again in January.
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