At The University of Kansas Cancer Center, cancer is our sole focus. As the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, we provide unrivaled expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating all forms of cancer, from common and complex to rare.
Our nationally and internationally renowned investigators
conduct pivotal research that leads to precision cancer therapies and innovative and personalized patient care. These intense efforts are crucial to our most important mission: to achieve the best possible outcome for every patient who trusts in our care.
We treat the whole person, not just the disease. Our commitment to excellence and dedication to eliminating cancer is fundamental to the care we provide. We take the time to develop highly personalized treatment plans for our patients. As part of our comprehensive cancer care, we also provide prescriptive and extensive support services that are integral to a patient’s overall health and well-being.
Nurse navigation. Nurse navigators ensure patients are prepared to meet with specialists and their cancer care team. They collect medical records and orders for necessary tests, identify and schedule support services for patients and their caregivers and provide education and emotional support.
Financial counseling. Our financial counselors review your insurance benefits and deductibles with you prior to treatment. They help identify potential financial challenges related to your treatment and can assist with payment plans, coinsurance, copay and free medication. They can also answer billing questions.
Education resources. Each cancer center care team provides educational resources on cancer types, treatments, clinical trials and other related issues. The Brandmeyer Patient Resource Center, at our Westwood campus, has oncology nurses who can help you find the resources you need. We also have a Patient Resource Center for inpatients at our main hospital.
Social work. Social workers help patients and their loved ones cope with distress related to cancer. They provide resources for lodging, transportation, home care services and financial concerns, including medication assistance programs. They provide information on Social Security Disability and Medicaid, and make referrals to community resources that offer classes and programs.
We also provide genetic counseling, fertility preservation, personal appearance services, survivorship services, nutritional support, spiritual support and patient support groups and wellness programs. We encourage you and your family to take advantage of our comprehensive cancer care services.