KU Cancer Center's Application Under Review

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, February 20, 2012

The University of Kansas Cancer Center will get one last chance this week to promote its application to become a National Cancer Institute.

The cancer center applied for the designation last September. On Tuesday and Wednesday, reviewers from the National Cancer Institute will be in Kansas City to judge the 600-page grant application and hear presentations from leaders throughout the cancer center.

Raymond Perez, medical director of the clinical research center, said the visit will give the university a chance to explain and defend its application.

The reviewers will forward their findings to the committee that decides
whether to fund the grants for the cancer center designation.

After that, the cancer center will wait to hear a decision, likely sometime this summer.

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