KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The University of Kansas Cancer Center has reportedly been given the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation, according to the Lawrence Journal-World.
The designation would bring more money and jobs for research to the center - and give patients access to more clinical trials.
Kan. Senator Pat Roberts congratulated KU on his Facebook page with the following post: "I am pleased that The University of Kansas has been given a green light and I look forward to a formal announcement of their National Cancer Institute designation."
KU officials made securing the NCI designation a top priority in 2005. Since then, the university has invested more than $350 million into the effort.
Leaders applied for the grant last September.
Tim Caboni, vice chancellor for public affairs at KU, would not confirm that they received the NCI designation. But he did tell 41 Action News a formal announcement on the matter will be made July 12.
Information from the Lawrence Journal-World, www.ljworld.com
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